well, what really makes a dog smart? a question everyone would ask if given a chance to. Smart Dogs are associated with advanced memory skills; they understand human voice commands, are able to appropriately react to human body language, and have the ability to adopt as well as their instincts.
That sums up what makes a dog be termed as “smart”. We have different breeds of dogs that are considered to be smart and intelligent, but let’s look at some of the top five breeds in the world that are considered to be smart and intelligent.
1. Border Collie
So what do you know about a Border Collie? that it is 18 to 22 inches tall at the shoulder, it’s a herding dog breed, weighs 30 to 45 pounds, and has a life span of 12 to 15 years… yes you are damn right! these are just but some features of a Border Collie. Border Collie is also highly sensitive and so energetic as well as affectionate.
It is known for its ability to respond to the subtlest commands and its playful, willful, and friendly nature. This breed is easy to train, easy to groom, can be highly territorial, and has a high prey drive. It is a breed that, however, needs ample attention and an opportunity to get lots of exercises.
2. German Shepherd
A German Shepherd? One of America’s most popular dog breed? Smart and Intelligent? Yeah! you have to believe it because all this is true. German Shepherd is a herding dog, has 1 foot, 10 inches to 2 feet, 2 inches tall at the shoulder, weighs 75 to 95 pounds, and has a life span of 10 to 14 years. I mean, you have to be a German Shepherd Dog fan to have all these features at your fingertips, haha.
This breed is really an interesting one because it’s astoundingly versatile. Who wouldn’t want a versatile Dog for keeps? German Shepherds are also courageous and devoted as well as intelligent and excel in almost everything they are trained to do. They can be used for search and rescue purposes and drug detection. Above all, they are affectionate with family, kid-friendly, easy to train, have a high energy level, and potential for playfulness. Get yourself a German Shepherd you will never regret!
3. Golden Retriever
Are you in dire need of an intelligent, devoted sporting dog and a friendly one? this is the dog breed for you.. a Golden Retriever!. Golden retrievers are sporting dogs, 21 to 24 inches tall at the shoulder, weigh 55 to 75 pounds, and have a life span of 10 to 12 years. Did you know that this breed is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States? well, now you know. Golden Retrievers are well known for their prowess in tracking and sniffing out contraband, athletics, and dog sports.
They are easy to train and can be used as service dogs. Golden Retrievers are also loyal, loving, smart, really great with kids, and can be very protective of their owners as well. You will never go wrong with adopting a Golden Retriever.
4. Doberman Pinscher
A dog breed that is known for its best performance in police and military work! Doberman Pinschers are mostly bred as guard dogs and are believed to be a mixture of many dog breeds. This breed is known to be a working dog, is 24 to 28 inches tall at the shoulder, weighs 60 to 80 pounds, and has a life span of 10 to 13 years.
They are intelligent, courageous, loyal, and alert. They have the potential for playfulness, have a high sensitivity level, are easy to train, easy to groom, and are also affectionate with family. I know you would want to have this breed of dog as part of your family, so do yourself some justice and get yourself one asap!
Rottweilers are known to be working dogs; they are 22 to 27 inches tall at the shoulder, weigh 85 to 130 pounds, and have a life span of 8 to 11 years. This breed is considered to be a popular family guardian and friend. They are a strong and intense dog breed. Rottweilers are also loving, confident, and loyal and can best assure fit as service dogs, herders as well as police dogs. when given consistent care and attention by their owners, they can become the best friend one can ever have for a dog. Who doesn’t want to have a Rottweiler for themselves? I believe none.
In as much as having a smart and intelligent dog sounds like a good plan, all fun and cool, these types of dogs, however, need time to time or rather regular mental stimulation so as for them to stay happy and avoid them being overly destructive. They also need a lot of attention, training, and some good play now and then.
Thus if you are into getting yourself either of these smart dogs please be ready to give what it takes to ensure they are well taken and good care of because dogs are super amazing and loyal when treated right.