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The Top 10 Smartest Dog Breeds In The World May Surprise You

If you're looking to get a dog that can been trained fast, efficiently and be your best friend, these dog breeds should be your first choice.

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1. Border Collie

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Bred to think independently and at long distances from human shepherds, they have the problem solving intelligence and strong working drive to maintain control of the flock.

2. Poodle

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From herding sheep to crossing the battle field to bring supplies to the wounded to the performing arts.

3. German Shepherd

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The modern German Shepherd was standardized by breeder Captain Max von Stephanitz in 1889 with a goal of “utility and intelligence.”

4. Golden Retriever

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Originally hailing from Scotland, the golden retriever breed was started in 1865 out of a lone yellow pup from a litter of black wavy coated retrievers cross bred to a local type of water spaniel by Lord Tweedmouth of Guisachan in Scotland. This gorgeous, friendly dog still excels in retrieving, as well as agility and obedience, and as service dogs.

5. Doberman Pinscher

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The doberman pinscher was originally bred by a German tax collector for protection on his rounds.

6. Shetland Sheepdog

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Known for being playful and energetic, the sheltie is equally at home working on the farm or in the suburbs, showing off in agility and obedience.

7. Labrador Retriever

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Known for their hunting prowess, labs are popular favorites for canine water rescue, therapy work, and assistance service dogs.

8. Papillon

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By far the smartest of the toy dog breeds. Easily trainable, companionable and active.

9. Rottweiler

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Known for their gentleness with family/friends, strength and bravery in defending them.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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Crossbreeed of blue merle shepherds imported from England and the native Australian dingo

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