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Top 10 Smartest Dogs

Updated on October 22, 2009
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#10 The Australian Cattle Dog. A very hyper dog needs alot of exercise. In Austrila they were born for cattle. They are protective of their property, family and livestock.

#9 The Rottweiler, has a reputation that is not deserved. The Rottie is naturally good with children, and a great family dog.The Rottie is intelleigent and very relieable. Never appraoch a unknown Rottie, if you do not know its background.

#8 The Papillon, is smarter then the average lap dog. Some come across as moody, but they are just a little gurd dog of their turf and owner. They love to be loved. There is never too much love. Easy to train and very smart in obedience.

#7 The Labrador Retriever is a loving popular dog. They love to please their owners and need alot of exercise or they will gain weight easily. They are the perfect family dog, even for children. Ever since old yellar, they became more well known.

#6 The Shetland Sheepdog. These dogs are very close to human intelligence. These are very good dog for trainers. They are weary of strangers but will protect the family till death. Shelties crave human love. This is not Lassie, just a minature Lassie :)

#5 The Doberman Pincher are loyal, and fearless. They are in the top 10 countdown for guard dogs. Some Dobies can be very mean, and weary but some are so good with people they can be known as thearpy dogs! Dobies can be great family dogs too, if trained properly from an early age. Although not aggressive, you can count on the Dobie to make sure his owner goes unharmed.

#4 The Golden Retriever is still ranking a popular dog.With their intelligence, it no wonder why the G Ret is great at many things. They are one of Americas loveable dogs. They gained alot of popularity when Homeward Bound came out, the don't exaggerate the personality of a G. Ret. at all.  

All most there!!

#3 The German Shepherd is all around dog. They have many purposes, Protection, police work, agility, search and therapy.They need to make a Disney movie with a German Shepherd in it.

#2 The Poodle, yes the Poodle. The Standard Poodle is highly intelligent and so easy to train. They need human interaction all the time, they hate to be alone. Some Standard Poodles are very good hunter and guard dogs! Overall, Poodles are sensitive, pleasant and happy breed. Poodles gained their popularity when the movie Look whos talking came out.

And last...Number One!!

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The Border Collie! Like many intelligent breeds the BC needs a job to do. If they don have a purpose in life or some kind of job, they will not be happy. Border Colli should definitely not be left at home aone all day, and if they are, they will not be happy. BCs should definitely not be left at home alone, they can be destructive. They need constant companionship, praise, and extensive exercise. Soif you work and live in the city, a BC isnt the dog for you! because of their legendary intelligence, BCs set the standard in competitions for such skills as agility, obedience and of course, Sheepdog Trials. Misty is a uncommon movie, actually boring movie, of Border Collies.




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      6 years ago

      Um, I leave my border collie home alone. She gets a loong walk before I leave, and about an hour and a half when I get home. She is left alone on a 5 acre property, and is sometimes accompanied by my cats. She loves her life like this, so as long as they get their needed excercise, they are fine.

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      6 years ago

      I have a mini pinscher and it's name is Sitti.. she is so hyper and playful but so cute...:)

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      9 years ago from Virginia

      Thanks for sharing Art 4 Life- Dobermans make great dogs and I have always thought highly of them.

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      Art 4 Life 

      9 years ago from in the middle of nowhere....

      I have a doberman, Moose is his is his color...he is my companion, my keeper of protector...he is a gentle dog, with a kind spirit, and a great bed warmer...


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