Have you heard of people claiming that one breed is smarter than the other? According to dog experts, some breeds are innately smarter than others. With smartness gauged through their willingness to obey and follow instructions, one of the most intelligent breeds is the Border collie.
But we already know that. Lassie was, after all, a movie star. In fact, a whole generation of Lassies have starred in movies pertaining to, well... Lassie herself.
According to some dog experts ( asked by Psychologist Stanley Coren), the top 7 smartest dogs are...
1. Border Collie
3. German Shepherd
4. Golden Retriever
6. Shetland Sheepdog
7. Labrador Retriever.
Don't feel bad if your pooch's breed wasn't mentioned. This was just a generalization. They didn't exactly give every single breed an exam to answer. Worry not! If you feel Fido or Fifi is smart, then who's to argue? What's great about dogs are they're awesome at adapting to their human companions - and this is a stated fact.
Lastly, did you know that the "dumbest" breed or shall we say the less intelligent one of them all is the Afghan hound? Another surprising fact is that dogs with the highest "communication intelligence" as Dr. Bruce Fogel coined are the ones bred after the 1800s while the dumbest ones are the "genetically oldest" breeds.
Edit: Want to read more about Dog Intelligence? Here's a link from Yuki and Rocket's Blog explaining more about it. CLICK ME.