Dogs are an extraordinarily smart species of friendly pets. You might not be busy wrangling about which dog breed is the smartest, but dog experts are always working on identifying the smartest breed of dogs out there. Dog brains are not wired the same, and that’s why we put in more work and dedication to come up with this list of the 20 smartest dog breeds.
1. Border collie
The Border Collie is famous for its outstanding smartness which gives it top-spot on this list. When it was ranked first, Angela Hughes, a veterinarian geneticist working for Wisdom Panel and pet expert Caitie Steffen at Whistle expressed no surprise in the ranking of this smart, hard-working and herding breed in the first position. Border Collies are fond of learning and seeking to satisfy their owner. Sally Morgan, a pet therapist cum author, talked of Border Collie as a dog with 1000 words in vocabulary when he was discussing about an extra smart collie from South Carolina that once mesmerized the world in CBS’s 60 Minutes.