These Are the 25 Smartest Dog Breeds, According to Science
It goes without saying that all dogs are adorable. But as anyone who’s spent two minutes with a beagle knows, some breeds are just a little goofier than others. So when it comes to obedience and training, which dogs are the leaders of the pack? Psychologist and University of British Columbia professor Stanley Coren surveyed 200 dog-obedience judges to find the smartest dog breeds in his book The Intelligence of Dogs. Here are the 25 dogs that he says are best in show when it comes to working intelligence (i.e., learning commands).