What is the smartest dog?

The smartest dog is the Border Collie. It consistently outperforms all other breeds in intelligence tests.

One famous border collie, named Chaser, learned to recognize 1000 different toys and pick out whichever one was described to her. Border collies aren’t just very trainable, they’re extremely gifted problem-solvers and can make decisions independently.

Other breeds prized for their outstanding intelligence are:

  • Poodles
  • German shepherds
  • Golden retrievers
  • Shetland sheepdogs