Smartest Dogs for 2017Kimberly Mattar
The list for 2017’s smartest dog breeds is out! Ready to see if your dog makes the list?
This list is based on a number of factors that makes a dog breed “smart”. We’re sure you may have a super smart Pomeranian (not on the list) or a Husky that wows you and all your friends (didn’t make the cut) but this list is purely based on the overall breed as a whole.
The factors considered to identify a smart dog include:
- Energy Levels
- The amount of commands they can learn
- Their ability to understand and display empathy
- Their ability to understand connections and connect with humans and dogs
Ready for the list? Let’s get to it!
This list is not organized in any particular order.
- Border Collie
- German Shepherd
- Golden Retriever
- Doberman Pinscher
Kimberly earned her bachelor’s degree in operations management at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. When she isn’t drooling over adorable dogs on Instagram, she enjoys walking in nature, gardening in the sun, going to concerts, eating quality chocolate, going on drives, and traveling!