Smart Dog Breeds

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Ranking of the Smartest Dog Breeds

Breeds IntelligencePopularityTemparement
Border Collie
Purebred

1

38

Intelligent
Energetic
Alert
Responsive
Tenacious
Miniature Poodle
Purebred

2

7

Active
Alert
Faithful
Instinctual
Intelligent
Standard Poodle
Purebred

2

7

Active
Alert
Faithful
Instinctual
Intelligent
German Shepherd
Purebred

3

2

Alert
Confident
Courageous
Curious
Intelligent
Golden Retriever
Purebred

4

3

Confident
Friendly
Intelligent
Kind
Reliable
Doberman Pinscher
Purebred

5

16

Alert
Energetic
Fearless
Intelligent
Loyal
Shetland Sheepdog
Purebred

6

24

Affectionate
Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent
Lively
Labrador Retriever
Purebred

7

1

Affectionate
Alert
Cheerful
Energetic
Friendly
Papillon
Purebred

8

53

Alert
Energetic
Friendly
Happy
Hardy
Rottweiler
Purebred

9

8

Alert
Courageous
Fearless
Good-natured
Independent
Australian Cattle Dog
Purebred

10

56

Aggressive
Alert
Energetic
Intelligent
Loyal
Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Purebred

11

15

Affectionate
Cheerful
Friendly
Intelligent
Lively
Miniature Schnauzer
Purebred

12

18

Alert
Fearless
Friendly
Intelligent
Obedient
English Springer Spaniel
Purebred

13

27

Affectionate
Alert
Cheerful
Energetic
Intelligent
Belgian Tervuren
Purebred

14

103

Alert
Attentive
Energetic
Intelligent
Loyal
Belgian Sheepdog
Purebred

15

120

Active
Alert
Confident
Friendly
Hard-working
Schipperke
Purebred

15

110

Agile
Confident
Curious
Faithful
Fearless
Collie
Purebred

16

40

Friendly
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Keeshond
Purebred

16

87

Agile
Bright
Obedient
Playful
Quick
German Shorthaired Pointer
Purebred

17

10

Affectionate
Boisterous
Bold
Cooperative
Intelligent
English Cocker Spaniel
Purebred

18

52

Affectionate
Faithful
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
Flat-Coated Retriever
Purebred

18

96

Friendly
Confident
Devoted
Optimistic
Outgoing
Standard Schnauzer
Purebred

18

90

Devoted
Good-natured
Intelligent
Lively
Playful
Brittany
Purebred

19

26

Alert

American Cocker Spaniel
Purebred

20

29

Even Tempered
Joyful
Merry
Outgoing
Intelligent
Weimaraner
Purebred

21

34

Alert
Aloof
Energetic
Fast
Intelligent
Bernese Mountain Dog
Purebred

22

25

Affectionate
Faithful
Intelligent
Loyal
Pomeranian
Purebred

23

22

Active
Extroverted
Friendly
Intelligent
Lively
Irish Water Spaniel
Purebred

24

164

Active
Alert
Clownish
Inquisitive
Intelligent
Vizsla
Purebred

25

30

Affectionate
Cheerful
Energetic
Gentle
Intelligent
Cardigan Welsh Corgi
Purebred

26

68

Active
Affectionate
Alert
Companionable
Devoted
Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Purebred

27

43

Happy
Affectionate
Dominant
Intelligent
Protective
Puli
Purebred

27

142

Agile
Energetic
Faithful
Intelligent
Loyal
Giant Schnauzer
Purebred

28

80

Dominant
Intelligent
Kind
Loyal
Powerful
Airedale Terrier
Purebred

29

55

Alert
Confident
Courageous
Friendly
Intelligent
Bouvier des Flandres
Purebred

29

85

Familial
Gentle
Intelligent
Loyal
Protective
Border Terrier
Purebred

30

92

Affectionate
Alert
Even Tempered
Fearless
Intelligent
Briard
Purebred

30

127

Faithful
Fearless
Intelligent
Loyal
Obedient
Welsh Springer Spaniel
Purebred

31

133

Affectionate
Loyal
Active
Friendly
Playful
Manchester Terrier
Purebred

32

135

Active
Alert
Devoted
Discerning
Quiet
Samoyed
Purebred

33

57

Alert
Lively
Friendly
Intelligent
Playful
American Staffordshire Terrier
Purebred

34

83

Attentive
Courageous
Devoted
Friendly
Loyal
Australian Terrier
Purebred

34

137

Alert
Companionable
Courageous
Even Tempered
Loyal
Bearded Collie
Purebred

34

125

Active
Alert
Hardy
Intelligent
Lively
Field Spaniel
Purebred

34

145

Adaptable
Cautious
Docile
Familial
Sensitive
Gordon Setter
Purebred

34

104

Alert
Confident
Eager
Fearless
Gay
Newfoundland
Purebred

34

36

Cheerful
Courageous
Intelligent
Loyal
Social
Cairn Terrier
Purebred

35

69

Active
Assertive
Courageous
Fearless
Gay
Irish Setter
Purebred

35

72

Affectionate
Companionable
Energetic
Independent
Lively
Kerry Blue Terrier
Purebred

35

129

Affectionate
Alert
Gentle
Loyal
Spirited
Norwegian Elkhound
Purebred

36

91

Alert
Bold
Hardy
Loyal
Playful
Affenpinscher
Purebred

37

147

Active
Adventurous
Curious
Fun-loving
Playful
Clumber Spaniel
Purebred

37

140

Gentle
Loyal
Affectionate
Calm
Dignified
English Setter
Purebred

37

95

Strong Willed
Mischievous
Gentle
Energetic
Intelligent
Miniature Pinscher
Purebred

37

71

Clever
Energetic
Friendly
Outgoing
Playful
Pharaoh Hound
Purebred

37

174

Active
Affectionate
Intelligent
Playful
Sociable
Silky Terrier
Purebred

37

106

Alert
Friendly
Inquisitive
Joyful
Quick
Norwich Terrier
Purebred

38

105

Affectionate
Energetic
Hardy
Intelligent
Sensitive
Dalmatian
Purebred

39

63

Active
Energetic
Friendly
Intelligent
Outgoing
Bedlington Terrier
Purebred

40

151

Affectionate
Devoted
Energetic
Loyal
Playful
Smooth Fox Terrier
Purebred

40

122

Active
Affectionate
Alert
Fearless
Intelligent
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Purebred

40

49

Affectionate
Energetic
Faithful
Intelligent
Playful
Curly-Coated Retriever
Purebred

41

171

Clever
Independent
Intelligent
Lively
Sensitive
Irish Wolfhound
Purebred

41

73

Dignified
Generous
Loyal
Patient
Sweet-Tempered
Kuvasz
Purebred

42

157

Clownish
Independent
Intelligent
Loyal
Patient
Finnish Spitz
Purebred

43

177

Happy
Independent
Intelligent
Loyal
Playful
Pointer
Purebred

43

113

Active
Affectionate
Amiable
Even Tempered
Kind
Saluki
Purebred

43

123

Aloof
Intelligent
Quiet
Reserved
Loyal
American Water Spaniel
Purebred

44

167

Energetic
Friendly
Intelligent
Obedient
Protective
Black and Tan Coonhound
Purebred

44

130

Adaptable
Easygoing
Even Tempered
Gentle
Lovable
German Wirehaired Pointer
Purebred

44

62

Active
Affectionate
Friendly
Intelligent
Loyal
Bichon Frise
Purebred

45

46

Affectionate
Cheerful
Feisty
Gentle
Playful
American Foxhound
Purebred

46

187

Independent
Intelligent
Kind
Loving
Loyal
English Foxhound
Purebred

46

189

Active
Companionable
Friendly
Gentle
Sociable
Greyhound
Purebred

46

156

Intelligent
Gentle
Affectionate
Athletic
Even Tempered
Otterhound
Purebred

46

186

Amiable
Boisterous
Even Tempered
Tibetan Spaniel
Purebred

46

121

Intelligent
Assertive
Aloof
Happy
Independent
Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
Purebred

46

65

Gentle
Loyal
Proud
Trainable
Vigilant
Scottish Deerhound
Purebred

47

168

Dignified
Docile
Friendly
Gentle
Polite
West Highland White Terrier
Purebred

47

42

Affectionate
Alert
Courageous
Intelligent
Friendly
Great Dane
Purebred

48

14

Friendly
Confident
Devoted
Intelligent
Gentle
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Purebred

49

82

Affectionate
Bold
Courageous
Fearless
Intelligent
Alaskan Malamute
Purebred

50

59

Affectionate
Devoted
Dignified
Friendly
Loyal



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