Smarty Paws

Posted: Mar 31 2010

University of British Columbia professor, Stanley Coren, has studied and ranked the intelligence of over 200 canine breeds. Based on data from obedience dog judges in the US and Canada, border collies rank the highest, followed by poodles and German shepherd dogs.

What’s even more interesting is that even the average dog is a smart as a human toddler. Most dogs, no matter the breed, can comprehend more than 150 words and can count to four or five!

Here’s a list of Coren’s canine achievers:
1. Border Collie
2. Poodle
3. German Shepherd Dog
4. Golden Retriever
5. Doberman
6. Shetland Sheepdog
7. Labrador Retriever


  • Posted by Maren Yeska on March 31, 2010

    I can’t believe Siberian Huskies aren’t on this list. They are definitely one of the smartest breeds around. Crafty, creative, and great escape artists too.

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