Monday, February 8, 2010

Smartest Breeds of Dogs

It seems like several times a year, people come out with their list of the smartest breeds of dogs. Using results from obedience competitions, this researcher came up with the following list of the top 5:

1. Border Collies

2. Poodles

3. German Shepherds

4. Golden Retrievers

5. Dobermans

The problem with that method, naturally, is that many breeds aren't represented in large numbers in obedience competitions. One thing that is interesting, though, is that labs didn't make the top 5 though they are by far the most popular breed in the US. Sadly, I don't think dachshunds (or any other hound, really) will ever break into breed intelligence lists. ;)

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