The 20 Smartest Dog Breeds

No dog is a bad boy or girl. That’s just a fact of life. There’s no dog, no matter how vicious and feral it is, that doesn’t have that “pet me” vibe coming from it. But even though all dogs go to heaven, not every breed can learn new tricks at the same quick rate.

Of course, an abundance of dedication and affection on our part will help our furry friends in the learning process, but we have to admit that not all dog’s brains are wired the same.

Below is a list of the 20 most intelligent dog breeds on the planet. Your cuddly little furball might be one of them!

20. Poodle


Poodles are the seventh most popular dog breed for a very, very good reason apart from their high levels of playfulness and cuddliness. Poodles are proud, intelligent dogs that can be taught not only tricks but also how to hunt, track, fetch, and obey orders. Poodles were used initially by the French, in whose country they are the national dog, as retrievers.

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