World's 7 Most Intelligent Dog Breeds

Renowned for top-tier instinct, trainability, and laser focus.

Border Collie

Near human-level comprehension skills and extraordinary memory retention.  


Methodical thinkers and superior problem-solving skills.

German Shepherd 

Alert, highly responsive, and excel at interpreting human emotional cues.  

 Golden Retriever

 Tactical assessment skills used for protection work and rescue operations.   

 Doberman Pinscher 

Excel at learning routines, interpreting intent, herding, and competition obedience.  

Shetland Sheepdog 

Ease of training, superior memory, strong work ethic, and affable nature.

Labrador Retriever

Assessing Your Dog’s Intelligence