Smartest Dog Breeds in the World


Smartest dog breeds – There are three aspects of dog intelligence:

Instinctive intelligence

Adaptive intelligence

Working and obedience intelligence

Instinctive intelligence refers to a dog’s ability to perform the tasks it was bred for, such as herding, pointing, fetching, guarding, or supplying companionship. Adaptive intelligence refers to a dog’s ability to solve problems on its own. Working and obedience intelligence refers to a dog’s ability to learn from humans.

However, intelligence is hard to define, whether in dogs, other animals, or humans. The ability to learn quickly might be taken as a sign of intelligence, but such evidence must be interpreted with care, because learning speed may be affected by such things as the effectiveness of the rewards used in training or the motivation or activity level of the dog. For example, some breeds, such as Siberian Huskies, are said to be not particularly rewarded by pleasing their owners, but quickly learn to escape from yards or catch small animals, often using ingenious ways of doing both.

Various studies have attempted to estimate intelligence by measuring the number of words or signs a dog can learn, some studies suggest that dogs may also feel complex emotions, like jealousy and anticipation.

Here is a list of the Smartest dog breeds in the World. Enjoy 🙂

Note: Clicking on a link will open a new page with pics, info. and select videos of that dog breed.

Smartest dog breeds

Border Collie


German Shepherd

Golden Retriever

Doberman Pinscher

Shetland Sheepdog

Labrador Retriever



Australian Cattle Dog

Here are some select Videos of smartest dogs:

A Border Collie performing amazing tricks.

How smart are dogs ? see video..