10 of the Smartest Dog Breeds

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Border Collie

Renowned for their exceptional intelligence and work ethic, they excel in obedience and agility training.

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Poodle

Highly trainable and versatile, Poodles are quick learners and excel in  various activities, including obedience, agility, and retrieving.

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German Shepherd

Known for their loyalty, courage, and intelligence, German Shepherds are  often employed in police and military work due to their trainability.

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Golden Retriever

Gentle, friendly, and intelligent, Golden Retrievers are not only great  family pets but also excel in obedience and service roles.

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Doberman Pinscher

Intelligent and trainable, Dobermans are known for their alertness and make excellent guard dogs.

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Shetland Sheepdog

Often called Shelties, these small herding dogs are highly intelligent, responsive, and eager to please.

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Labrador Retriever

Friendly, outgoing, and trainable, Labs are not only popular family  pets but also excel in assistance roles and as search and rescue dogs.

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Despite their small size, Papillons are highly intelligent and excel in obedience and agility training.

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Rottweiler

Smart and confident, Rottweilers are known for their versatility in  various tasks, including herding, guarding, and search and rescue.

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Australian Cattle Dog

Highly intelligent and energetic, these dogs are known for their problem-solving abilities and excel in herding tasks.

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