Dog IQ: Meet the 10 most and least clever breeds of adorable dog - from the dumb Afghan Hound to the bright Border Collie 🐶
If you one of the growing number of people looking to add a puppy to your family, here are the breeds that come top of the class for intelligence – and those that are likely to flunk their exams.
Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.
One thing worth considering before making a decision is that certain breeds of dog are naturally more intelligent than others.
There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.
That’s not to say that the less clever pups don’t make loving and loyal pets, just that if you are looking for a dog that will be easy to train, learn commands, or carry out tasks, then certain breeds should be avoided.
So, here are the 10 breeds of dog that fit at either extreme of the canine intelligence spectrum.