The poodle is recognized as being among the smartest dog breeds in the world. There are three sizes of poodles, the miniature, the toy and the standard poodle. This breed of dog was originally bred to be a water dog; however, over the years this breed has adapted to a number of different sports and jobs.
The gentle Golden Retriever is a people pleaser, to be sure, but this sweet face has a big brain behind it. Originally developed to hunt, today's Goldens are fiercely devoted family dogs who need plenty of exercise in order to keep destructive tendencies at bay.
Top 10 Smartest Dogs We know the Doberman pinscher dog is one of the smartest breeds, but how smart? Psychologist and dog researcher, Dr. Stanley Coren, author of “The Intelligence of Dogs” came up with a dog training survey to assess which dogs displayed higher intelligence.
The Labrador retriever is the most popular dog in the U.S. and it also happens to be one of the smartest dog breeds out there. Labradors are athletic dogs that were originally bred for retrieving fishing nets and as such they have webbed feet and extremely strong necks.