Top 10: What are the most intelligent dog breeds? © Getty Images

Top 10: What are the most intelligent dog breeds?

You might think yours is the smartest dog around, but how does she compare to these intelligent dog breeds?

Source: The Intelligence of Dogs by Dr Stanley Coren

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1. Border collie

Border Collie © iStock
Border collie © iStock

Bred for: herding sheep

Best In Show wins at Crufts: No wins

2. Poodle

Poodle © iStock
Poodle © iStock

Bred for: duck hunting

Best In Show wins at Crufts: Six wins

3. German shepherd

German Shepard © iStock
German sheperd © iStock

Bred for: herding sheep

Best In Show wins at Crufts: Three wins

4. Golden retriever

Golden Retriever © iStock
Golden retriever © iStock

Bred for: retrieving waterfowl

Best In Show wins at Crufts: No wins

5. Doberman pinscher

Doberman pinscher © iStock
Doberman pinscher © iStock

Bred for: guarding

Best In Show wins at Crufts: No wins

6. Shetland sheepdog

Shetland sheepdog © iStock
Shetland sheepdog © iStock

Bred for: herding

Best In Show wins at Crufts: No wins

7. Labrador retriever

Labrador retriever © iStock
Labrador retriever © iStock

Bred for: retrieving waterfowl

Best In Show wins at Crufts: Three wins

8. Papillon

Papillon © iStock
Papillon © iStock

Bred for: companionship

Best In Show wins at Crufts: No wins

9. Rottweiler

Rottweiler © iStock
Rottweiler © iStock

Bred for: driving cattle and guarding

Best In Show wins at Crufts: No wins

10. Australian cattle dog

Australian cattle dog © iStock
Australian cattle dog © iStock

Bred for: driving cattle

Best In Show wins at Crufts: No wins


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