What Are The Most Intelligent And Smartest Dog Breeds In The Word?

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What makes dogs smart? Is it their ability to learn new tricks, or how well they obey commands? However you see it, the truth is some dogs are more intelligent than others. So, let’s take a look at the world’s smartest dogs — at least the consensus on the top breeds when it comes to canine intelligence testing. Though it shouldn’t be the only determining factor, it may help you decide if you want to make one of these breeds a part of your home. 

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French Bulldog Guide: Cost, Lifespan, Colors, Temperament, Size & More

French Bulldog in girl's lap

Companion dogs can be some of the most loving and favored pups you can bring into your home. The French Bulldog is one of the most popular of this type of dog, bred only for the pleasure of their company. But what makes this dog so lovable? We’ll go over the characteristics of this dog and what makes them a favorite among pet parents.

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Wisdom Panel Expert Interview: Leading The Way With Dog DNA

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Wisdom Panel’s scientists have been studying and collecting data for more than 20 years. With this experience and vast pool of data, they can accurately identify a dog’s DNA details alongside robust analysis and insights about what type of dog you have and potential underlying health conditions. Read our interview to learn more…

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AKC Most Popular Dog Breeds In 2021

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According to the American Kennel Club (AKC), the top 10 AKC most popular dog breeds have varied a good amount during this century so far. However, the Labrador Retriever always comes out on top. The French Bulldog is quickly rising to the top of the list coming in at number two in 2020. The German Shepherd has a steady hold in the top three. And watch out, Golden Retriever, the Bulldog and the Poodle are right behind you. There are also some newcomers to the list, including smaller toy breeds like Dachshunds and Corgis. The Beagles are losing popularity over the years too. See the trends over the years, including 2002, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2019, and 2020 in the United States.

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DNA Testing For Dogs: What You Can Learn, Cost, Accuracy, How They Work, & More

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We love our dogs regardless of the breed, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to know who Fido’s mom and dad were (and what breed your pup is). With the advent of DNA testing for dogs, finding out your pup’s lineage and breed(s) is now a reality. World DNA Day takes place on April 25 and National DNA Day is an official proclamation in the United States since 2003. A dog DNA test is a fun way to celebrate the holiday while helping to understand your pet better.

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Irish Wolfhound Guide: Learn About Their Size, Color, Mix, Age, Cost, Shedding, Temperament & More!

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One of the largest dog species, the Irish Wolfhound can reach a small horse’s size. Some may see this wire-haired dog as a monster due to its size, but it’s one of the gentlest breeds. Let’s look at the history of this giant breed, its overall temperament, physical appearance, and demands as a domesticated animal.

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Life Expectancy Of Dogs: How Long Will My Dog Live?

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Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones (most of the time). Think about it. Humans live longer than cats, which live longer than a rat, which lives longer than a fly. But why isn’t this true when it comes to animals within their species? A person who weighs 150 pounds will most likely live longer than a person who weighs 300 pounds. They live longer because of increased health risks for the person who weighs 300 pounds. When it comes to dogs’ life expectancy, how can you compare a Great Dane to a Chihuahua? Their anatomic builds are completely different, and their lifespans reflect this. Beyond size, is there an average age of a dog based on breed or other factors? Yes. Let us explore this subject further.

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Border Collie: A Smart And High-Energy Breed

Border Collie (caption: Border Collie Guide)

When it comes to working dog breeds, few dogs work like the Border Collie. This intelligent breed, a herder by nature, originates from Scotland and England and is recognized for its incredible work ethic. Our experts give you the inside scoop on Border Collies so you can learn more about them and decide if this is the right breed for you.

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