The Smart Canine: 10 Smartest Dog Breeds in the World
Veterinarian Reviewed by Dr. Janice Huntingford, DVM on December 13, 2018
Posted in Training
Ask any dog lover if their dog is smart or intelligent, and you would find yourself buried under humongous heaps of praise and laurels for their fur babies. But one can’t deny the fact that all dogs are trainable, and a dog’s potential depends largely upon how much time and effort the owner is willing to put in to channel the dog’s energy and intelligence in the most influential manner.
However, some dogs are naturally gifted with intelligence. Here’s a list of 10 dog breeds that are highly intelligent.
Having a smart dog is like having a smart kid. You can’t always expect them to do what you want them to do, and you also can’t expect them to behave a certain way in all circumstances.
Since smart dogs tend to be a bit zippy, it’s vital to put their minds to good use. Otherwise, when they are bored, they are fully capable of getting into or creating trouble for themselves. When raising an intelligent dog breed, be patient, but also well-prepared to be on your toes.
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Dr. Janice Huntingford
Janice Huntingford, DVM, has been in veterinary practice for over 30 years and has founded two veterinary clinics since receiving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. She has studied extensively in both conventional and holistic modalities.
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