Dogs are super intelligent animals, they can learn a huge amount of human language and can even understand your moods! But did you know that some dog breeds are smarter than others? Keep reading to find out what the top 5 smartest dog breeds are.
1. Border Collie
The majority of obedience champions, agility stars, flyball wizards and sheepdog herding winners are Border Collies.
Their intelligence, enthusiasm and willingness to work has seen them awarded the top spot in canine psychologist Stanley Coren’s intelligence rankings, so they deserve their place at the top of a list of smartest dog breeds.
Amazingly, most border collies can learn a brand-new command in under five seconds and follow it 95% of the time. They even have an intense stare technique that intimidates livestock. Be warned though, they’ll probably do it to you to try and convince you to hand over your sandwich!