The smartest dog breeds according to psychologists

There is no simple way to measure a dog's intelligence ...

As psychologist Stanley Coren wrote in the 1990s, dogs have a number of different intelligences: adaptive - cognition and learning, work - following orders and instinctive responsibilities for individual talents, while spatial, kinesthetic, interpersonal and many others we do not have to mention.

An expert in the study of animal behavior, Frans de Waal, confirmed on one occasion that humans try to assess the intelligence of animals according to limited and incorrect parameters, which are often accompanied by a bunch of irrelevant experiments.

While the laboratories of Yale and Duke University, as well as many others around the world, are working hard to study this issue, for now we have only one accurately measured intelligence, and that is working intelligence. In his book, The Intelligence of Dogs, Coren officially presented the results of his research conducted in front of 199 present judges in charge of assessing dog behavior. The final outcome of this study is incredibly consistent, however, Koren noted that a number of judges said that there is exceptions in every breed and that a lot depends on the training itself.

We present you the epilogue of the whole experiment and the brightest working dogs that exist today. These breeds are most suitable when it comes to learning new commands, for which they need less than five seconds and are obedient in 95% of cases. Discover them in our gallery. 

1. Border collie

2. Poodle  

3. German Shepherd 

4. Golden Retriever 

5. Doberman Pinscher 

6. Shetland Sheepdog

7. Labrador retriever  

8. Papillon  

9. Rottweiler  

10. Australian Shepherd




















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