The professional listed the smartest dogs after surveying and consulting more than 200 canine obedience judges (Shutterstock)
Stanley Coren is a canine psychologist and professor at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of the book The Intelligence of Dogs, where he explains theories about intelligence and the ability of dogs to learn new orders and obey them.
In his work, in addition, lists the smartest dogs after surveying and consulting over 200 canine obedience judges. These are the smartest races:
From 1 to 10 are the races with the highest intelligence and obedience possibilities. They require less practice than others to understand their owners’ new orders. According to Coren’s book, these respond to the first order by 95%. They are quick to respond and learn quickly by being trained by coaches who are not necessarily professional.
1. Border Collie
The Border Collie is one of the smartest dog breeds chosen by the judges almost unanimously (Shutterstock.com)
According to the specialist, the breed excels in obedience and is one of the easiest puppies to train (Shutterstock.com)
3. German shepherd
They are one of the brightest dog breeds that have not only forcibly served, but have also helped as healthcare partners and even therapy dogs (Shutterstock.com)
4. Golden retriever
They can learn over 200 commands and are one of the most trusted companions (Shutterstock.com)
Known for their fearless nature, speed, and deep endurance (Shutterstock.com)
6. Shetland Sheepdog
They are very easy to train and generally feature prominently in agility competitions (Shutterstock.com)
7. Labrador retriever
Some of the common lab jobs are being a guide dog (Shutterstock.com)
They are one of the most beloved pets by obedience judges (Shutterstock.com)
This breed is known for its patience, courage and great insight (Shutterstock.com)
10. Australian Cattle Shepherd
Known for its agility, it is often a great help to humans in their daily activities (Shutterstock.com)
The book clarifies that in general they respond to the first order 85% of the time, but for more complex orders they need more time to focus.
They learn simple and easy commands after 5 and 15 repetitions of each exercise. They remember them easily but as they practice they improve. The book clarifies that in general they respond to the first order 85% of the time, but for more complex orders they need more time to focus.
11. Welsh Corgi
12. Miniature Schnauzer
13. Springer spaniel
14. Belgian Shepherd Tervueren
15. Belgian Shepherd
17. German Shorthaired Pointer
18. Cocker spaniel
19. Breton Spaniel
20. Nova Scotia Retriever
22. Belgian Shepherd Malinois
24. Irish Water Dog
25. Hungarian Shorthaired Pointer
26. Welsh Corgi Cardigan
They tend to respond 70% the first time, but unlike previous breeds, they have some insecurity in the response.
The breeds that make up this third category are dogs that need between 15 and 30 repetitions to learn an exercise. They have the ability to retain once the order has been learned. They tend to respond 70% the first time, but unlike previous breeds, they have some insecurity in the response.
27. Yorkshire terrier
28. Giant Schnauzer
29. Airedale terrier
30. Shepherd of Brie
31. Welsh Springer Spaniel
32. Manchester terrier
34. American Staffordshire terrier
35. Irish setter
36. Norwegian moose hunter
37. English setter
38. Norwich Terrier
They respond to the first 50% of the time and the effectiveness depends a lot on the hours of practice.
They need 25 to 40 repetitions to fully understand an exercise. If they do not repeat the exercises frequently they will remember the orders with difficulty. They respond to the first 50% of the time and effectiveness depends a lot on the hours of practice. The speed of response is slower. The greater the distance the dog’s response will be less consistent and predictable.
40. Bedlington terrier
41. Irish Wolfhound
44. German shorthaired pointer.
45. Siberian Husky
47. West Highland white terrier
50. Alaskan malamute
52. Rhodesian crested
53. Irish Terrier
54. Boston Terrier
They will respond to the first order 30% of the time. They work best if the owner is close to them
They need 40 to 80 repetitions to get an acceptable performance. They will respond to the first order 30% of the time. They work best if the owner is close to them. These dogs seem distracted most of the time. They are not suitable races for first-time owners.
55. Skye Terrier
56. Norfolk Terrier
58. French Bulldog
59. Maltese terrier
60. Italian Greyhound
61. Chinese crested
62. Tibetan Terrier
63. English Shepherd or Bobtail
64. Pyrenean Mountain Dog
65. Scottish Terrier
68. Lhasa Apso
It is estimated that they need between 30 and 40 repetitions for a first understanding of the new order.
And finally, in this category are the races with functional intelligence and lower obedience. It is estimated that they need between 30 and 40 repetitions for a first understanding of the new order. The response by these races is slow and uneven. In percentage, less than 25% usually react to the first order.
70. Shin Tzu
71. Basset hound
76. Chow chow
79. Afghan hound
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