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Old 03-28-2010, 12:19 AM
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Default top 100 smartest dogs(how does your dog rate?)

i was bored and googled smartest dog and found this. its the top 100 smartest dogs from dumbest to smartest. so how does your dog rate. my boys are number 17 chessies. i was also surprised to see what some dogs rated that i thought were one of the dumbest but got great scores

100 Afghan Hound (dumbest)
99 Basenji
98 Bulldog
97 Chow Chow
96 Russian Wolfhound
95 Bloodhound
94 Pekingese
93 Mastiff
92 Beagle
91 Basset Hound
90 Chinese Crested
89 Chiuaua
88 Chinese Shar-Pei
87 English Bulldog
86 Pug
85 Pomeranian
84 Matese
83 Boston Terrier
82 American Pitbull Terrier
81 Schnauzer
80 Shih Tzu
79 Lhasa Apso
78 Rat Terrier
77 Bull Terrier
76 Tibetan Mastiff
75 French Bulldog
74 Skye Terrier
73 Silky Terrier
72 Keshond
71 American Hairless Terrier
70 Manchester Terrier
69 Calvalier King Charles Spaniel
68 Dandie Dinmont Terrier
67 Redbone Coonhound
66 Italian Greyhound
65 Samoyed
64 Greyhound
63 Whippet
62 Welsh Terrier
61 Plott Hound
60 Pharaoh Hound
59 Miniature Pinscher
58 Patterdale Terrier
57 Kerry Blue Terrier
56 Harrier
55 Bedlington Terrier
54 American Bulldog
53 West Highland White Terrier
52 Havenese
51 Cairn Terrier
50 Dachsund
49 Yorkshire Terrier
48 Irish Red & White Setter
47 Boxer
46 Airedale Terrier
45 Belgiun Shepherd
43 Lakeland Terrier
42 Elkhoundf
41 Cocker Spaniel
40 Shiba Inu
39 Bichon Frise
38 Parson Russell Terrier
37 Gordon Setter
36 Field Spaniel
35 Newfoundland
34 Pointer
33 English Shepherd
32 Rhodesian Ridgeback
31 Bernese Mountain Dog
30 Olde English Sheepdog
29 Bearded Collie
28 Jack Russell Terrier
27 Weimeraner
26 English Springer Spaniel
25 Pembroke Welsh Corgi
24 Irish Setter
23 German Shrthaired Pointer
21 Alaskan Husky
20 Siberian Husky
19 Alaskan Malamute
18 Collie
17 Chesapeak Bay Retriever
16 Australian Shepherd
15 Saint Bernard
14 Akita Inu
13 English Setter
12 Great Dane
11 Brittany
10 Australian Cattle Dog
9 Rottweiler
8 Papillion
7 Labrador Retriever
6 Shetland Sheepdog
5 Doberman Pinscher
4 Golden Retriever
3 German Shepherd
2 Poodle
1 Border Collie (smartest)
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:42 AM
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According to ur list my dog is #4. Ive always wondered how do they tell which breeds are smarter than the other?
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:42 AM
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Well, our little #6 Sheltie sure outshines the next door neighbour's #92 ranked Beagles. Perfect pooch for this family, and the kids love her. The only downside would be the lack of 'asertiveness'. (Mostly, she can be suprisingly savage when need be, which is nice.) When they describe the breed as, "Eager to please", they ain't kidding!

If you're looking for a good family mutt and have young kids, I highly recommend the Shetland Sheepdog.
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:50 AM
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Abbey Girl comes in at number 7, but she is cute as hell. Jet gave her bad ideas though!
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:12 AM
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#3 and #6, although some days you can't tell.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:23 AM
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Mine come in at 1&3,I think they determine a dogs intelligence by how many commands it can learn.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:32 AM
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#1 really stands out to me. Afgans are notorious for being a difficult breed, mostly because humans have been selectively breeding them with a more refined head, leaving less room for brains. Some of the smartest dogs, I've seen, were Mutts.

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Old 03-28-2010, 08:39 AM
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I am at both end of the scale 5, 98 or 87 as I can tell what the difference might be.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:42 AM
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I've got #1 and #18. That border is too smart for his own good sometimes. He's figured out how to pry off fence boards to escape from the yard.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:44 AM
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At first I was devastated to find that my breed was only one step ahead of an Irish Setter and well behind the Brittany. Then my wife pointed out that she had a list by some scientist that said GSP's were actually #17 ahead of brittany's (19) and led the pointing dog brigade. So now I can rest easy knowing that all is right in the world.
The top 10 and bottom 5 are the same on this list as well. It just gets hazy in between.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:48 AM
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My dog is #79 on the list. I don't buy it. He's dumber than that.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:04 AM
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My Wife's......I repeat MY WIFE"S dog is #89. I think they were being polite by even putting him on the list.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:14 AM
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I've had numbers 10 (blue heeler) and 7 (lab) and now have one that is not on the list but is by far the smartest dog I've had, its a Coton Du Tulear. My neighbor has a Golden Retriever and its the dumbest thing around. The type of pup means more than the breed in a lot of cases.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:19 AM
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I guess there's extremes in every breed, LOL!! I've seen some awful dumb (albeit loveable) labs.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:24 AM
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No surprise with #1

Here's our guy yesterday. At nine months he's already turning into a pretty solid mountain dog. Today he's off for his first lesson working sheep...domestic that is..



Here we are glassing some goats!

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Old 03-28-2010, 10:12 AM
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Well im assuming that the #7 for labs is post puppy, when they grow there brain, cause at 6 months Charlie really doesnt seem all that bright, she shows potential but thats about it right now.
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my yellow lab started to mature at about 2 years-until then she was a lossoe cannon.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:01 AM
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i cant believe how low a staffy comes in. some of the smartest dogs ive ever seen. and i really cant believe how high a great dane comes in. there basically just a ******ed small horse arent they?
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:08 AM
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But once a lab starts getting out of the puppy stupid stage they become much smarter. Mine gets sassy as she learned that from Jet! the infamous black lab from Calgary.
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Old 03-28-2010, 11:11 AM
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My future dog rated #50 a dachshund.
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Intelligence list was derrived by Stanley Coren, author of numerous dog books. He's a psych professor at either UBC or Simon Fraser Univ., can't remember which. Google dog intelligence and you'll see he's written several books about dogs. The dog intelligence book was done by interviewing people like vets, dog handlers/trainers, judges, as well as his experience and techniques/tasks in determining dog intelligence etc.

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Old 03-28-2010, 11:53 AM
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Well, there must have been some genetic screwup, since the one lab that REALLY comes to mind is 12 years old and dumber than a box of rocks.

Of course, I can't say too much about his owner, either

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27 and 32.....not horrible but not great either..take after me i guess haha
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:54 PM
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Intelligence list was derrived by Stanley Coren, author of numerous dog books. He's a psych professor at either UBC or Simon Fraser Univ., can't remember which. Google dog intelligence and you'll see he's written several books about dogs. The dog intelligence book was done by interviewing people like vets, dog handlers/trainers, judges, as well as his experience and techniques/tasks in determining dog intelligence etc.

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One test that I heard they did was to put a bowl of food on the floor and cover it with a towel. They then timed how long it would take the dog to find the food. Not much of a test. Some dogs have been trained to stay away from others food. How hungry was the dog They are trying to take the dogs mind and make it suite or mind.
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Where is RyanGSP??? Figured he would be outraged. lol
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:15 PM
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Where is RyanGSP??? Figured he would be outraged. lol
lol i was thinking the same
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A Poodle is Number 2 ??? maybe second best for a football sure see alot of them walking the blind.
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:29 PM
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Have owned a Brittany #3 and German Shepherd #11

Where are the folowing breeds Bouvier (have owned 2 ), Nova Scotia Duck
Toller, Portuguese Water Dog?

Was listening to the Westminister Dog Show once and a Dandie Dinmont Terrier #68 came up and the announcers said that a sack of potatoes was easier to train then this breed.

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wouldn't all these dogs have to be trained by the same trainer in order to make the results consistent??....not very scientific this list LOL
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:42 PM
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Intelligence list was derrived by Stanley Coren, author of numerous dog books. He's a psych professor at either UBC or Simon Fraser Univ., can't remember which. Google dog intelligence and you'll see he's written several books about dogs. The dog intelligence book was done by interviewing people like vets, dog handlers/trainers, judges, as well as his experience and techniques/tasks in determining dog intelligence etc.

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Someone told this professor to come up with a list,, he gets paid very well, so here you go a list, he has to justify his job some how.

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