According to canine psychologist Stanley Coren, author of The Intelligence of Dogs, dogs’ intelligence can be marked by how quickly they are able to learn new commands as well as how obedient they are. The smartest dogs can learn new commands within 5 seconds and obey them nearly 95% of the time. Let’s count down the smartest dog breeds –did yours make the cut?
64. Maltese Terrier
The Maltese Terrier is considered to be in the “fifth tier,” which has the ability learn a new trick in about 40 to 80 repetitions.
63. Brussels Griffon
Brussels Griffon is generally considered to be a smart dog breed, which means that these doggies are rather receptive to training. As tends to be the case many times with small dogs, they tend to be a bit feisty and stubborn, but with consistent and firm training, these dogs can become attentive and obedient pets.