The German Shepherd is a breed that has found its place in just about every niche, from the family dog to a working service dog. Just what is it that makes the German Shepherd such a good candidate for so many varied activities? Is it their loyalty, confidence, courage, or ability to learn? We take a look at the history, appearance, temperament, and needs of the German Shepherd.
These are some of the smartest breeds. They have high mental and physical stimulation as well as a strong commitment for their owner.
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.
Depending on whom you ask, the Poodle is considered one of the world’s most intelligent dog breeds, but is that what makes this dog so lovable? This unique breed includes three sizes: standard, miniature, and toy, and is an excellent choice for people with allergies. Read on to find out more about Poodles’ characteristics, including their history, various types, cuddly appearance, intelligence, and overall temperament.
A particularly versatile and intelligent dog breed, it is no surprise that the Labrador Retriever has been among the American Kennel Club’s most popularly registered dog breeds for the past three decades. Beating out other popular breeds including the German Shepherd, Yorkshire Terrier, Golden Retriever and even the incredibly intelligent Poodle, the Labrador Retriever certainly stands a notch above the rest. So what makes this Canadian breed so popular? A wide array of physical and mental characteristics make the Labrador retriever a favored choice, and let’s not forget those big friendly brown and hazel eyes!