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Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds

Just like people, dogs differ in intelligence. Although it has been believed that a dog’s intelligence can be nurtured by the time and effort that their dog owners put into the relationship, still there are inherent qualities that make certain breeds of dogs stand out above the rest. A dog’s intelligence is not measured by one single variable alone. Experts have pointed out that there are several markers of intelligence that can gauge how smart a dog is. The most popular of these markers is a dog’s capability to be trained.

There have been many assessments made on more than a hundred dogs by professional dog behaviorists, veterinarians, and dog obedience judges. Many breeds consistently appear in the top ten spots. These dog breeds passed working and/or obedience tests with flying colors.

Please consult the services of a Professional Dog Trainer, Behaviorist or Veterinarian before implementing any of the advice contained on this site.