Canine IQ: How Smart Is Your Dog?
Dog intelligence ranked by breed
Dog intelligence ranked by breed.
Over 200 professional dog obedience judges ranked 110 dog breeds on the basis of their intelligence; the list below is the result. But remember, as Stanley Coren notes in his book The Intelligence of Dogs, depending upon your lifestyle, it may be more difficult to live with a more intelligent, rather than a less intelligent dog. A smart dog can prove a more challenging companion and all breeds on the list bring their own unique mix of wonderful attributes.