These Are the Dog Breeds With the Most Intelligence

1) Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terriers are noted for their challenge-solving and hunting skills. According to PetPonder, these terriers are rowdy at first but loyal and protective after training.

2) Old English Sheepdog

Your Purebred Puppy says Old English Sheepdogs are kind, affectionate, and needy. They excel at guarding others. However, without company, they can turn destructive.

3) English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels, bred as "gun dogs" for field game shooting, are diligent hunters and companions. Dog Time recommends these active breeds for hiking and camping.

4) Australian Cattle

According to the American Kennel Club, Australian Cattle Dogs are attentive and curious Herding Group dogs with a "instinctual ability" to regulate other animals. Farm dogs are extremely good at hearing and defending cattle.

5) Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervurens (tervs) are independent and smart. If untrained, the American Kennel Club says their smart self-sufficiency can get them into danger. Turning chores and tasks into games helps these canines finish and enjoy their new work.

6) Border Collie

The American Kennel Club calls Border Collies the most nimble, balanced, and durable herders. Early obedience instruction and mental stimulation keep kids happy.

7) Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are unquestionably hard workers. They are the fourth brightest dog breed in terms of obedience and working intelligence, according to The Smart Canine. 

8) Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs are easy to teach, but be aware that they dislike abrupt changes in training methods or harsh instructions. 

9) Papillon

Marie Antoinette's papillons are legendary. These little dogs love winning sporting competitions and doing stunts. For less ambitious owners, Papillons love any weather and family play.

10) German Shepherd

These powerful and smart dogs aid the nation's best in times of need. Reward-based training, living with families, and respect are important to them.

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