10 Smartest Breeds of Dogs and Their Personality

5. Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinscher is one of our favorites. This breed first is seen in Germany during the 19 century and  later became military’s first choice. They are mixture from different dogs’ breeds, like: Tan and Black Terrier, German Pinscher and Rottweiler. We would like to assure you that this breed is perfectly normal, gentle, non-violent, loves kids, very intelligent and definitely a keeper.

Doberman Pinscher is one of the smartest breeds in the world

These breed is one of the smartest breeds, mainly because of their character. Which is amazing. They have that mystery sense to recognize which person is good and which one is bad. If you live in a house with a yard, where you can assure that the dog won’t escape, then Doberman Pinscher is perfect for you.

Doberman Pinscher Health Issues

  • Von Willebrand’s Disease (vWD)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Gastric torsion
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Cervical Vertical Instability

4. Golden Retriever

 Golden Retriever is USA most favorite breed of dog. They are loyal, agile, fast and very friendly with people. It seem like the kids love them, and to be real everybody loves them. They are great hunters because of their skills and probably not so many of you knew that this breed is great in sniffing.

Psychologists recommends this breed for every individual that is dealing with Depression, Anxiety or for someone with handicap. They are on the 4th place on this list, thanks to their high IQ and good skills.

Did You Know?

“Air Bud” from the movie franchise about sport dogs’ is Golden Retriever. Some of you may didn’t know Air Bud’s breed, but while you were watching that movie, we are sure that you were thinking “this is probably one of the smartest breeds of dogs’ you know”

Golden Retriever‘s Health Issues

  • Eye Disorders
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Epilepsy
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Seizures
  • Mast Cell Tumors
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3. Poodle

Believe it or not, but the poodles are the seventh most popular dog breed in the world. The poodle is a group of formal dog breeds, there are 3 formal group of poodles, the Standard Poodle, Miniature Poodle and Toy Poodle. The origins of poodles are still discussed over and over again, whether the poodle descends from the old French Barbet breed or from Germany as a water type dog. Poodle is ranked as second most intelligent dog breed, just behind the Border Collie, the poodle is skillful in many dog sports and activities. Do not forget that Toy Poodles won “Best in Show” at Grufts in 1966 and 1982.



The poodles are known as highly intelligent, sociable and energetic breed. They require both physical and intellectual activities. Poodles are also very highly trainable dogs that typically excel in obedience training, which makes them very good at many dog sports. The Standard Poodles are the most highly recommended for families with children, they do very fine with families that have many children.

 Miniature and Toy Poodles tend to have less patience with young children and might find some of the children antics to much to handle, especially because young children are larger and when they attempt to grab them they are terrified because the poodle doesn’t understand the child purpose of the game. Due to fear they can bite sometimes, and it seem like they can connect much better with older kids and teenagers. You can’t possibly hate a Poodle, they are probably smartest breed of all breeds

Poodle Health Problems

  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Epilepsy
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
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2. German Shepherd

The German Shepherd is a large breed of dogs, that officially originated in Germany. This group of breed is known as “Alsatian” in the Great Britain and Ireland. This breed is relatively new breed of dog that originated in 1899. This dogs often have a tan-black or red-black hair.
German Shepherds are highly intelligent and obedient, which puts them in third place in the group of the smartest breeds. They can become over protective of their family and territory, but that doesn’t make them to be immediate friends with strangers which is good if you use them as guard dogs



 German Shepherds are active dogs described in breed standards as self-assured due to that they always want to learn something new and it seem like they cant stand in one place. They are most curious dogs and that’s why they’re great guards. This breed is very loyal partner to the Police. We would like to give them higher rank on the list of 10 smartest breeds of dogs, but that wouldn’t be the official ranking


Health Issues in German Shepherd Dog 

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Inter vertebral Disc Disease
  • Osteochondrosis Dissecans
  • Panosteitis
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
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1. Border Collie

The Border Collie breed is one of the most highly sensitive groups of dogs, they are very responsive to the command and even understands the owner desires. The border collie is sensing everything that moves, including cars, people on bikes, cats, and squirrels. Most of the dogs are similar but this particular breed is definitely one of the smartest breeds of dogs’

 Border Collie is not recommended to keep in an apartment, because of its size, but without problem you can keep them in your backyard.

This group of smartest breeds is also good with children, they are known to be playful, energetic and affectionate around children’s, but they are probably one of the oldest breeds we know about on this planet and since then till today they remain Kings of Sheep herding.

The Border Collie name probably reflects his partially Scottish heritage from sheepdogs. Today the Border Collie is recognized as a shepherding dog. Border Collie personality is energetic, hardworking and smart. They seems to like obligations so they won’t become bored, so that’s why they probably barking loud, dig around your yard and chasing cats and squirrels.

          Border Collie are healthy dogs, but they have health issues like every living creature.

  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
  • Epilepsy
  • Collie Eye-Anomaly
  • Allergies
  • Osteochondrosis Dissecans
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Border Collie is the winner on this list and  everybody is satisfied with this ranking.
If you had any dilemma’s before this article which breed is the smartest then we are glad that due to our information you solve this mystery. We know that it seems like every dog is the smartest for their owners, but scientifically they have different IQ scale. If you enjoyed in this article, then maybe you are interested in another list about 15 endangered dog breeds

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