The Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

Extremely bright working dogs, Border Collies are eager to learn and highly adept at following direction.   

Border Collie  

From toy to standard, Poodles have a reputation for intelligence and trainability along with their distinctive curly coats.


German Shepherds are focused, driven to serve, and able to master complex tasks like search and rescue work.  

German Shepherd  

Blessed with beauty, brains and remarkable temperaments, Goldens excel in obedience training and as assistance dogs.   

Golden Retriever 

Dobermans are quick studies known for their ability to retain commands and move through specialized training for roles like war dogs.  

Doberman Pinscher   

Nicknamed "shelties," Shetland Sheepdogs thrive when challenged by different types of training from herding trials to agility.  

Shetland Sheepdog   

Friendly, people-focused Labs have high capacities to understand and respond well to training.  

Labrador Retriever  

The Most Lovable Dog Breeds