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Dog Intelligence 2022: These are officially the 10 smartest breeds of adorable dog in the world - including the clever Labrador 🐶

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 5 days ago David Hepburn

As demand for puppies continues to soar post-lockdown, here are the breeds that have both brains and beauty – our list of genius dogs.

© These are the most intelligent breeds of dog that have both brains and beauty (sadly, this chess-pla...

If you, like many of us, want to welcome a new four-legged friend into our homes, there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your perfect pup.

© Don't let their curly hair and cute demeanor fool you - Poodles have a razor-sharp brain second only...

With 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, you should consider what matches well with your way of life.

© The Border Collie is the undisputed top dog when it comes to intelligence. Commonly utilised to herd...

For example, those with active lifestyles might want to consider a larger dog, while somebody with allergies will be looking for a hypoallergenic dog.

© Used for everything from drug detection to sniffing out explosives, the German Shepherd is another b...

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© One of the world's friendliest dogs is also one of the most intelligent. Golden Retrievers are perfe...

If you are looking for a dog that’s as smart as it is adorable though, there’s scientific research into the subject that can guide you. Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ is a landmark piece of canine literature, judging breeds’ relative IQs by looking at instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

© Large dogs tend to be more intelligent than smaller breeds, but the tiny Papillon bucks that trend. ...

So these are – officially – the top 10 brightest breeds of pooch.

© The Dobermann, or Doberman Pinscher, is the fifth smartest breed of dog. They have a particular tale...

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