THE BORDER COLLIE
One of the smartest dogs in the world is also one of the friendliest.
If you’ve seen sheepdogs in movies, chances are they’re border collies. Hailing from Scotland and England, the breed was developed to help herd sheep and is known for its “herding eye””—the intense stare that keeps sheep from straying, according to Dogtime.com.
Breeder James Chong likes them, “Because they’re smart. They’re used in agility competitions and are easy to train.”