Obedience Intelligence Ranking

Obedience Intelligence

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Intelligence_of_Dogs#Evaluation

 

 

Brightest Dogs

  • Understanding of New Commands: Fewer than 5 repetitions.
  • Obey First Command: 95% of the time or better.[18]
  1. Border Collie
  2. Poodle
  3. German Shepherd

    German Shepherd dog reading a book

  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Doberman Pinscher
  6. Shetland Sheepdog
  7. Labrador Retriever
  8. Papillon
  9. Rottweiler
  10. Australian Cattle Dog

Excellent Working Dogs

  • Understanding of New Commands: 5 to 15 repetitions.
  • Obey First Command: 85% of the time or better.[18]
  1. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
  2. Miniature Schnauzer
  3. English Springer Spaniel
  4. Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervuren)
  5. Schipperke
  6. Belgian Sheepdog
  7. Collie
  8. Keeshond
  9. German Shorthaired Pointer
  10. Flat-Coated Retriever
  11. English Cocker Spaniel
  12. Standard Schnauzer
  13. Brittany
  14. Cocker Spaniel
  15. Weimaraner
  16. Belgian Malinois
  17. Bernese Mountain Dog
  18. Pomeranian
  19. Irish Water Spaniel
  20. Vizsla
  21. Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Above Average Working Dogs

  • Understanding of New Commands: 15 to 25 repetitions.
  • Obey First Command: 70% of the time or better.[18]
  1. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
  2. Puli
  3. Yorkshire Terrier
  4. Giant Schnauzer
  5. Portuguese Water Dog
  6. Airedale Terrier
  7. Bouvier des Flandres
  8. Border Terrier
  9. Briard
  10. Welsh Springer Spaniel
  11. Australian Shepherd
  12. Manchester Terrier
  13. Samoyed
  14. Field Spaniel
  15. Newfoundland
  16. Australian Terrier
  17. American Staffordshire Terrier
  18. Gordon Setter
  19. Bearded Collie
  20. Cairn Terrier
  21. Kerry Blue Terrier
  22. Irish Setter
  23. Norwegian Elkhound
  24. Affenpinscher
  25. Australian Silky Terrier
  26. Miniature Pinscher
  27. English Setter
  28. Pharaoh Hound
  29. Clumber Spaniel
  30. Norwich Terrier
  31. Dalmatian

Average Working/Obedience Intelligence

  • Understanding of New Commands: 25 to 40 repetitions.
  • Obey First Command: 50% of the time or better.[18]
  1. Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier
  2. Bedlington Terrier
  3. Smooth Fox Terrier
  4. Curly Coated Retriever
  5. Irish Wolfhound
  6. Kuvasz
  7. Australian Shepherd
  8. Saluki
  9. Finnish Spitz
  10. Pointer
  11. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  12. German Wirehaired Pointer
  13. Black and Tan Coonhound
  14. American Water Spaniel
  15. Siberian Husky
  16. Bichon Frise
  17. Havanese
  18. King Charles Spaniel
  19. Tibetan Spaniel
  20. English Foxhound
  21. Otterhound
  22. Jack Russell Terrier
  23. American Foxhound
  24. Greyhound
  25. Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  26. West Highland White Terrier
  27. Scottish Deerhound
  28. Boxer
  29. Great Dane
  30. Dachshund
  31. Shiba Inu
  32. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  33. Alaskan Malamute
  34. Whippet
  35. Chinese Shar Pei
  36. Wire Fox Terrier
  37. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  38. Ibizan Hound
  39. Welsh Terrier
  40. Irish Terrier
  41. Boston Terrier
  42. Akita

Fair Working/Obedience Intelligence

  • Understanding of New Commands: 40 to 80 repetitions.
  • Obey First Command: 30% of the time or better.[18]
  1. Skye Terrier
  2. Norfolk Terrier
  3. Sealyham Terrier
  4. Pug
  5. French Bulldog
  6. Griffon Bruxellois
  7. Maltese
  8. Italian Greyhound
  9. Coton de Tulear
  10. Chinese Crested
  11. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  12. Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen
  13. Tibetan Terrier
  14. Japanese Chin
  15. Lakeland Terrier
  16. Old English Sheepdog
  17. Great Pyrenees
  18. Scottish Terrier
  19. Saint Bernard
  20. Bull Terrier
  21. Chihuahua
  22. Lhasa Apso
  23. Bullmastiff

Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence

  • Understanding of New Commands: 80 to 100 repetitions or more.
  • Obey First Command: 25% of the time or worse.[18]
  1. Shih Tzu
  2. Basset Hound
  3. Mastiff
  4. Beagle
  5. Pekingese
  6. Bloodhound
  7. Borzoi
  8. Chow Chow
  9. Bulldog
  10. Basenji
  11. Afghan Hound

 

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