How Smart Is Your Dog

Some breeds like Border Collies and Poodles are known for intelligence. But any dog can be smart with training.

Breed Differences

Smart dogs learn new commands readily, focus well, and are eager to please.


Clever dogs figure out puzzles, solutions to challenges, and innovative ways to get what they want.


Bright dogs understand human cues easily. They also "talk" more through vocalizing and body language.

Communication Skills

Socially savvy dogs read human and canine moods well and thrive in most environments.


Intelligent dogs remember learned behaviors for years with less repetition needed.

Memory Retention

Standardized dog cognition/IQ tests assess distinct dimensions of dog intelligence.

Cognition Tests

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