The Smartest Dogs List

Dogs are very smart animals. In fact, the average dog is as smart as a 3-year-old child. That means he is smart enough to understand more than 150 words, smart enough to count to five – and smart enough to consciously deceive you! (No doubt you’ve already learned that lesson.) Yes, dogs are very smart – and some breeds are smarter than others.

Psychologist Stanley Coren, a leading canine researcher and widely published author from the University of British Columbia, studied data from 208 dog obedience judges in the USA and Canada to determine which breeds are the smartest. Check out the results below to see if your dog made that list:

1. Border collies 2. Poodles 3. German shepherds 4. Golden retrievers 5. Dobermans 6. Shetland sheepdogs 7. Labrador retrievers