Most Clever and Adorable Dog Breeds

Most Clever and Adorable Dog Breeds

Assessing how smart or intelligent a dog is can be quite challenging. A dog’s intelligence is divided into many different spectra – for example, whether they are good at solving tasks, receiving orders, or being social. In fact, it is so difficult to assess a dog’s intelligence that Yale University, USA, in 2013, set up a new research center, the Canine Cognition Center, to investigate the degree of intelligence in dogs. It may not be completely unknown to everyone that some dog breeds are smarter than other breeds. But which dog breeds are the smartest? A hippo dog, for example, is considered quite smart. Here we thought we would list the world’s 10 smartest dog breeds.

Australian Cattledog

This dog breed is a mix between a collie and wild dog Dingo which was bred in the 1840s. It was bred during the first half of the 19th century when the settlers needed a tough herding dog that could handle herds of semi-wild cattle. The result was a very persistent working dog with very high intelligence.

If you want to get one of these wonderful dog breeds, you should know beforehand that they require a lot of stimulation and attention.


One of the most popular family dogs. It is no surprise given that this breed is very kind and good-natured. Unfortunately, it has sometimes fallen into the hands of the wrong owners and because of this has gained a bad reputation. But you should keep in mind that it is rarely the dog that is at fault. It is the person who raised the dog.

Rottweilers are easy to train and are obedient but require considerable mental and physical stimulation. Due to the size and strength of the dog, obedience training should start while the puppy is still small. It requires a determined and firm but compliant owner. The breed is considered by many to be a dog that is not suitable for inexperienced dog owners.


This little cutie is not only small and adorable but also one of the most intelligent dog breeds. It is also very affectionate and loyal which makes it a perfect family dog. They get along well with other dogs, cats, and children, and always seem to have something in common. They will bark when someone approaches the house, but are usually friendly towards strangers and on walks. They are absolutely companion dogs, but not typical lap dogs. They will want to lie next to you on the couch but need their own space.

Papillons are easy to train and enjoy learning. Praise, positive reinforcement, and play will make it easier for both of you.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever is a smart, social, friendly, and lively dog. It loves people and gets along well with children, making it a perfect family dog. This popular breed is also quite popular as a guide dog, rescue dog, and tracking dog.

The popular Labrador originally comes from Canada where it was discovered by Englishmen who brought the breed back to England. In England, the Labrador Retriever, we know and love today, was bred.

The English were primarily impressed by the breed’s cleverness and talent for swimming, tracking, and retrieving. The Labrador quickly became a popular companion in small game hunting, where it was used to retrieve birds and other animals that the hunters killed.

Although the Labrador is a relatively healthy dog ​​breed, it can have problems with the hips, eyes, and elbows. Hip dysplasia is hereditary, but the problem can be exacerbated if the dog is overweight. The Labrador is known to have a large appetite and therefore runs an extra risk of becoming overweight, so keep an eye on the diet.

Shetland Sheepdog

This dog is extremely clever, easy to learn, obedient, alert, and likes to work and get tasks. It is a very versatile dog, making it suitable for all dog owners.


Another of the very smart dogs. Many people see this dog breed as a little scary on the outside, which is sad. Dobermann is a very happy and child-loving dog breed who loves to play and have the company of his family. However, it easily gets restless, which means that this dog breed is not for the lazy ones. They require a lot of stimulation, otherwise, your four-legged friend will invent mischief and have fun himself.

Golden Retriever

This dog breed, besides being extremely smart, is also  incredibly kind and loyal. As a matter of fact, it is so kind that you can’t use it as a watchdog as it also likes strangers. On the other hand, it is a really good choice as a companion dog for families with small children. They have extremely good patience.

German Shepherd

German shepherd is a very popular dog and is both loyal and very intelligent. However, it may be a bit reserved towards strangers but is extremely loyal to its family. As it is so loyal and easy to learn, it is also very popular service dog.


This dog breed is very sporty, playful, and intelligent. It is very common as a family dog ​​as it is very happy and social. Poodle quickly learns new tricks and loves to be at the center.

Border Collie

Border Collie takes the position of number one on our list of most clever and adorable dogs. This dog breed can learn over 1000 words. Despite the high intelligence of this dog, it is not always the best choice when it comes to companion dogs. If it does not get enough stimulation, it will invent its tasks, which usually results in dug up or broken things.

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