Criteria For Classifying The Most Intelligent DogA Canadian psychologist named Stanley Coren, in his book "The Intelligence of Dogs", tried to classify dogs according to their degree of intelligence through 3 main guiding lines: situation adaptive intelligence, working intelligence and instinctive intelligence. We find at the first position of the classification the Border Collie, it is finally little surprising considering its performances in Obedience and Agility competitions. Finally, we find at the last place the Afghan Greyhound. For our classification we retained the 10 first most intelligent dogs among the 132 classified.
Intelligent Dog: The Top 10 Ranking
1. The Border CollieGreat working dog, he constantly needs to be stimulated physically as well as intellectually. A star in obedience and agility competitions, the Border Collie needs to be well-trained and to have a master available who will be able to fill him with physical activities.
2. The PoodleOften described as the most intelligent dog in the world, the Poodle is playful, friendly and easy to train. They are always eager to learn new things and have proven themselves in circus performances.
3. The German ShepherdVersatile, easy to train and very receptive, the German Shepherd Dog is used for many tasks including assistance, guarding or searching. He needs a lot of exercise and does not like boredom. Very intelligent, it is a very sensitive dog that is very loyal to its master.
4. Le Golden Retriever
A docile and easy to train dog par excellence, the Golden Retriever is a formidable assistance dog that delights in the role of guide dog for the blind where it excels. He lives very well in an apartment but needs exercise and a lot of presence from his master.