The Sharpest Pups: Unveiling the Smartest Dog Breeds

Gordon Setter

Although they were originally bred to hunt, setters have become known for their reliability, excellent memory, and stamina, in addition to their intelligence.

Welsh Terrier

Welsh Terriers are smart, protective & loyal when trained. They're rambunctious but can be taught to hunt & make decisions. Perfect for an active family.

Old English Sheepdog

Old English Sheepdogs are people-loving watchdogs who need attention; can be destructive if left alone.

English Springer Spaniel

English Springer Spaniels: loyal hunting and tracking breed, great for hikes & camping. Athletic, obedient, and a pleasant companion.

Australian Cattle

Australian Cattle Dogs are alert, curious herding dogs with an instinct for controlling other animals. Intelligent & protective, they're great for farms.

Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervs are independent, intelligent pups. Training should be turned into games to get the job done; otherwise, their smart self-sufficiency can lead to trouble

Border Collie

Collies are agile, balanced herders. Train early and provide mental stimulation for a happy pup.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are hard workers, 4th smartest breed, great for seeing-eye, search-and-rescue, and field work. Easy to train, require love and bonding.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Berner Sennen are sensitive and strong, easy to train but don't like sudden changes in methods. Great for herding cattle.


Bloodhounds have an incredible sense of smell that makes them take charge. They won't give up until they find their prey by scent, and they can be stubborn.