Four-legged academics! Top 10 dog breeds, which can boast a remarkable intellect.

The dog - man's best friend. This phrase certainly heard each. In addition, the dogs - some of the most intelligent animals on Earth. Recently, scientists from the University of British Columbia, located in Vancouver, conducted a study to identify the most intelligent dog breeds. In general it was found that the average level of intelligence comparable to a dog with an IQ of 2-year-old child. Particularly intelligent can understand up to 250 words, and do simple mathematical operations with numbers up to 5. Among other abilities of dogs, scientists have identified orienteering and uncomplicated control mechanisms. And these four-legged able to experience anger, happiness and disgust. But with more complex emotions such as guilt in dogs is not so smooth. Call them is almost impossible.

Scientists had a rating of the most intelligent breeds of dogs, which we want to publish today.

1. Border Collie
These handsome men occupy the leading position in the rankings. They were brought to graze sheep, mixing different types of dogs. If you train a dog of this breed, it can also be a guide for the blind or excellent guard dog. In short, almost all occasions.

2. Poodle
Do not be surprised. It is now more likely to use them for decorative purposes, and they look like (to me personally) cotton candy. In fact, the poodle is very smart dog. Some representatives of this breed used for hunting birds, and even larger can be excellent guards. And poodle are excellent swimmers and can even pull a drowning man ...

3. German Shepherd
I will not for a long time to rant about this breed. Probably all watched movies and TV shows, where representatives of the breed were the protagonists. German Shepherds can equally well be security guards, guide and shepherds. Their most other breeds are used for service in the army, the police or the protection of state borders. And they get along great with children.

4. Golden Retriever
Breed conclusions for aportirovki game out of the water. Now, these dogs are ideal for large families. They are well find a common language with children. Golden Retrievers are often used for therapeutic purposes. These dogs are very industrious and very easy to train. In general, they rightly take their place in our top ten.

5. Doberman pinscher
This service dogs, which are brought in Germany. It argued that Dobermans are very stupid, but in fact it is wrong. Just on their training needs to spend more time and patience. If it is good to try, then your skills Doberman can greatly surprise.

6. Scottish Shepherd
Sheltie or collie - a small collie. They are easily trained, but do not like the familiarity. This dog is difficult to tolerate strangers who want to scratch her behind the ear. If you dream of a collie, but it will not start because of the size, think about sheltie!

7. Labrador Retriever
Conclusions of this breed as a working - these dogs for centuries helped sailors to pull the network. All members of this breed have a very balanced character. Now it is one of the most popular in the world of dog breeds. In general, on the right ...

8. Papillon
The breed that stands out for its huge, like butterfly wings ears (hence the name, "butterfly" from the French). This breed has for many years considered very intelligent. No wonder Papillon was one of the most popular dogs in the courts of the French nobility.

9. Rottweiler
Very powerful and strong dog. He does not like strangers, but with proper taming it can be controlled by directing its power in the right direction. Rottweilers, like German shepherds, are often used in the police force.

10. Australian Shepherd
This breed completes our top ten. Despite its name, it has been bred in the United States in the twentieth century. This is a very smart animals. They know how to quickly execute commands, so they called for active dog owners. Australian Shepherd could not sleep for a long time. It should always something to do, to play with or train.

Here's dozens more. We understand that for every lover of his pet dogs is the best and most intelligent, so do not blame us if your dog's breed is not listed here. It is better to tell me about what she's smart, in the comments on this item. And calls for a discussion of his friends, sharing with them this ranking with the help of social networks.

via ofigenno ru


See also

New and interesting