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Do you have the smartest dog in the world?
If yours is an Australian Cattle Dog, Rottweiler, Papillon, Labrador Retriever, Shetland Sheepdog, Doberman Pinscher, Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, Poodle, or Border Collie then you might!
Those are the most intelligent of all the dog breeds.
Supposedly, the above breeds require less than 5 repetitions (on average) before they understand a new command.
Better yet, they tend to obey commands 95% of the time the first time they hear ’em!
This is according to According to Stanley Coren, author of The Intelligence of Dogs, as reported here.
Here’s more about the intelligence of dogs… including a list of the least intelligent dog breeds.
How smart is your dog? Find out here with these simple 5-minute tests for your dog.
More About The Intelligence Of Dogs
- The Smartest Dog Breeds
- At-Home Dog Intelligence Test
- Animal Planet Video: The Top 10 Smartest Dogs
- Dog IQ Test
- Another Dog Interactive IQ Test
- Can Your Dog Spell Words? Mine Can!
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