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World The 20 Smartest Large Dog Breeds

03:30  15 june  2021
03:30  15 june  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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Dogs have been by humans' sides for thousands of years, helping us hunt, raise livestock and even helping us travel long distances by sled. Our loyal companions have proved themselves to be indispensable, keeping us company and helping us work too. Although most dogs are smart , their intelligence can manifest in different ways. Here are some of the most intelligent large dog breeds , according to the American Kennel Club. German Shepherd. These large dogs are intelligent and form close bonds with their owners, making them wonderful pets.

One of the small dog breeds is the second smartest dog breed in the world who loves to sleep for 13 hours a day. One of the excellent water dogs also known for its impressive swimming abilities and coats are water-resistant. They are large , strongly built breed with a dense, water-repellent wavy coat. Also, the Golden Retriever dog breed is very much human-friendly and demonstrates a tolerant attitude that makes them a fabulous family companion. Moreover, their intelligence makes him them highly capable working dog for hunters, trackers, sniffers and also as therapy and assistance dogs .

Dogs have been by humans' sides for thousands of years, helping us hunt, raise livestock and even helping us travel long distances by sled. Our loyal companions have proved themselves to be indispensable, keeping us company and helping us work too.

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Although most dogs are smart, their intelligence can manifest in different ways. Some dog breeds are motivated by a desire to please and follow our every command, while others are bred to follow their noses to catch vermin.

Here are some of the most intelligent large dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club.

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Since most dog breeders are curious and pay attention to every detail of their dogs , they ask many questions related to dog intelligence. For example, are large dog breeds smarter than small dog breeds ? Or what are the criteria for dog smartness ? Or look for a ranking of the smartest dogs in the world …

What makes a dog " smart ?" Coren evaluated breeds ' levels of intelligence based on instincts, obedience, and ability to adapt. But pet behavior specialist Sarah Hodgson says it's all relative. Hodgson adds that many small breeds are bred down from larger breeds , and thus have similar drives, instincts, and yes, smarts. Now, let's talk about our BFFs. These are the smartest dog breeds , according to Coren.

German Shepherd

These large dogs are intelligent and form close bonds with their owners, making them wonderful pets. German Shepherds are hard workers, serving in the military, assisting the police, leading the blind and guarding properties too. However, these dogs require a lot of exercise and early socialisation and training are key to ensure good behaviour.

a close up of a dog: Rumor the German Shepherd poses for photos after winning Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, February 14, 2017, in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Getty © Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Getty Rumor the German Shepherd poses for photos after winning Best In Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show at Madison Square Garden, February 14, 2017, in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Getty

Rottweiler

Rottweilers are large and muscular and have a natural instinct to perform tasks such as guarding and rescuing. These dogs might be tough, but they make great pets if trained properly and exercised for several hours a day.

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Dog obedience experts conducted tests on several different dog breeds to find the answer. The results indicate that top ranking breeds understood commands faster and also obeyed and remembered them quicker. Accordingly, the Border Collie came in the top rank followed closely by the German Shepherd, Poodles, Doberman Pinscher and Golden Retriever. The ‘dumbest’ or least intelligent dog breeds were the Afghan Hound, The Chow Chow, the Borzoi and the Bulldog. Let us study the traits of the 20 smartest dog breeds

They are very smart dogs , but they are also incredibly independent and march to the beat of their own drum. This makes them exquisitely well-suited for dealing with the kinds of challenges that may occur when predators threaten their flock at night, but it can make them difficult for novice owners. However, these large dogs (who occasionally exceed 150 pounds in weight) are a bit different from many other breeds expected to protect sheep and other animals. For starters, the Anatolian shepherd is a bit easier to train than most other flock-guarding breeds . They are intelligent and sensitive, which

a dog looking at the camera: Rottweilers are intelligent, hard-working dogs Dan Kitwood/Getty Images © Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Rottweilers are intelligent, hard-working dogs Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Labrador

Labs are the most popular breed of dog in America, charming people with their intelligence and loyalty. Labradors are gundogs and were bred to locate and retrieve game shot down by hunters. They are very trainable and eager to please.

a close up of a dog: A Labrador Retriever, the number 1 most popular breed of 2016,is shown at The American Kennel Club Reveals The Most Popular Dog Breeds Of 2016 at AKC Canine Retreat on March 21, 2017, in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/Getty © Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/Getty A Labrador Retriever, the number 1 most popular breed of 2016,is shown at The American Kennel Club Reveals The Most Popular Dog Breeds Of 2016 at AKC Canine Retreat on March 21, 2017, in New York City. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images/Getty

Golden Retriever

The epitome of the family pet, Golden Retrievers love to spend time with their owners. These dogs are happy, trainable and obedient.

a dog on a leash: A Golden Retriever is pictured during a press conference by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in New York on March 21, 2017, to announce America's top ten most popular breed. The Labrador retriever was named America's most popular breed of dog for the 26th consecutive year by AKC. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images © JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images A Golden Retriever is pictured during a press conference by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in New York on March 21, 2017, to announce America's top ten most popular breed. The Labrador retriever was named America's most popular breed of dog for the 26th consecutive year by AKC. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Chinook

The Chinook is a type of sled dog created in the White Mountains of New Hampshire in the U.S by the explorer and author Arthur T. Walden. Exceptionally smart, these dogs are active and love hiking, playing and games.

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Smartest dog breeds . Some dogs are more intelligent than others. Most dogs can also count up to four or five, understanding basic math problems such as 1+1=2. This accounts for why a dog may see you grab 3 treats and wait until all 3 treats have been given to them. How smart are the smartest dog breeds ? In addition, Dr. Coren believes that the dogs he calls “super dogs ,” or those in the top 20 % of canine intelligence, can learn 250+ words and gestures.

They are large breeds , strong, courageous, watchful and loyal. Large Dogs is usually serve as watch dogs , working dogs , military dogs , police dogs . Smartest . Best guard. Dog Breeds . Popularity2019. Temperament.

a dog sitting on a wooden surface: Chinook dogs are active and love hiking and exploring Desiree Navarro/Getty Images © Desiree Navarro/Getty Images Chinook dogs are active and love hiking and exploring Desiree Navarro/Getty Images

Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers originated in Germany during the late 19th century, mostly bred as guard dogs. Although people assume these dogs are fierce, they can be loving, loyal pets who want to protect their owners.

a person holding a dog: A Doberman Pinscher walks during the Working Group round of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on February 17, 2015, in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/Getty © Andrew Burton/Getty Images/Getty A Doberman Pinscher walks during the Working Group round of the Westminster Kennel Club dog show on February 17, 2015, in New York City. Andrew Burton/Getty Images/Getty

Briard

The Briard, also known as the Berger de Brie, is a French breed of large shepherd dog. Traditionally used for herding sheep and to defend them, these dogs are smart and hard-working.

Natalia Partyka standing in front of a crowd: Briards are herding dogs that are easily recognisable by their long hair Matthew Eisman/Getty Images © Matthew Eisman/Getty Images Briards are herding dogs that are easily recognisable by their long hair Matthew Eisman/Getty Images

Berger Picard

The Berger Picard is a tall, sturdy herding dog originating from France. These intelligent canines require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation to prevent them from getting bored, which can lead to destructive behaviour.

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Bloodhound

These famous sniffer dogs have super sensitive noses designed to find people and once they detect a scent, there is little that will get in their way. Although these dogs are very smart, they can be stubborn—especially when tracking—and require good training.

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Belgian Tervuren

Belgian Tervurens are large working dogs that rarely get tired. Bred to herd livestock, these dogs are intelligent, mischievous and enjoy mastering any task they are given.

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Belgian Malinois

Belgian Malinois are large, muscular dogs with a strong prey drive that were bred to herd. They are intelligent but prone to chasing after moving objects, so should be trained properly to avoid accidents.

a dog playing with a frisbee: Belgian Malinois dogs are used for police and military work WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images © WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images Belgian Malinois dogs are used for police and military work WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images

Azawakh

Azawakh dogs come from West Africa, specifically Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso, and were used as sighthounds and guard dogs. These dogs are tall, slim and enjoy running, so they require plenty of exercise to stay fit and happy.

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a dog standing on a lush green field: An Azawakh seen at Green Park in London, U.K. where Crufts presented the national launch for the Kennel Club's Greatest Dog Show in the World in February 2004. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images © Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images An Azawakh seen at Green Park in London, U.K. where Crufts presented the national launch for the Kennel Club's Greatest Dog Show in the World in February 2004. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Belgian Sheepdog

Originally the Belgian Sheepdog was just a herding dog breed, but these dogs now work as police dogs too. They are alert, protective and loyal, but also sensitive and affectionate.

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Poodle

The Standard Poodle is a medium to large-sized dog and although they are known for their fancy haircuts, they are extremely smart, trainable and eager to please. They can be trained to track, retrieve and also perform well in agility sports.

a person holding a dog: Poodles are highly intelligent and love to learn tricks and commands ANDREW YATES/AFP via Getty Images © ANDREW YATES/AFP via Getty Images Poodles are highly intelligent and love to learn tricks and commands ANDREW YATES/AFP via Getty Images

Border Collie

Border Collies were developed to gather and control sheep in the area between Scotland and England. These smart, hard-working dogs have endless energy and are still used to herd sheep on farms today.

a group of stuffed animals sitting next to a dog: Three Border collies seen at the 2018 Sydney Dog Lovers Show on August 4, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Getty Images © Getty Images Three Border collies seen at the 2018 Sydney Dog Lovers Show on August 4, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. Getty Images

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Shorthaired Pointers were bred for hunting in Germany in the 19th century, so have a very strong prey drive. These dogs learn quickly with good training and are very active, enjoying long walks and games.

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Flat-Coated Retriever

Flat-Coated Retrievers are intelligent and eager to please, so they are generally easy to train. However, flat-coats are sporting dogs with high energy, so aren't well-suited to sedentary owners.

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Weimaraner

Known for their silver-colored coats, Weimaraners come from Germany and were used to hunt. Also referred to as the "Grey Ghost", the breed was created at the Court of Grand Duke Karl August of Weimar where it was developed as a pointing dog for the nobility in the 19th century.

a dog sitting on a chair: Weimaraners were originally bred as a gundog to handle big game like deer Jens Schlueter/Getty Images © Jens Schlueter/Getty Images Weimaraners were originally bred as a gundog to handle big game like deer Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

Bernese Mountain Dog

These large, sturdy dogs were bred to work on the farms and pastures of Switzerland, herding, protecting and guarding. Bernese Mountain Dogs are affectionate and sensitive, responding well to positive training.

a dog that is lying down and looking at the camera: Bernese Mountain Dogs are sensitive and affectionate Mark Makela/Getty Images © Mark Makela/Getty Images Bernese Mountain Dogs are sensitive and affectionate Mark Makela/Getty Images

Leonberger

Leonbergers are a mix of Newfoundlands, Saint Bernards, and Great Pyrenees, meaning these dogs grow to a gigantic size. Although they are large, Leonbergers are affectionate, gentle and trainable and are sometimes used as working dogs too.

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