Number 5: Golden Retriever

The friendly Golden Retriever is not only a trusting family companion but also one of the smartest dog breeds today. Bred to be sporting dogs, these gentle companions need plenty of exercie that engages both the mind and body.

  • Adaptability: 5
  • Affection Level: 5
  • Apartment Friendly: 2
  • Barking Tendencies: 3
  • Cat Friendly: 4
  • Child Friendly: 5
  • Dog Friendly: 5
  • Exercise Needs:5
  • Grooming: 3
  • Health Issues: 4
  • Intelligence: 5
  • Playfulness: 5
  • Shedding Level: 3
  • Social Needs:5
  • Stranger Friendly:5
  • Territorial:3
  • Trainability:5
  • Watchdog Ability:3
Smart Breeds - Golden Retriever

Number 4: Australian Shepherd

Smart Breeds - Australian Shepherd

This sharp breed is devoted to its owner and displays affection by sitting on your foot or leaning against you. Highly intelligent, obedient and agile, the Australian Shepherd is excellent in herding, flying dics and other active sports.

  • Adaptability: 5
  • Affection Level: 4
  • Apartment Friendly: 3
  • Barking Tendencies: 5
  • Cat Friendly: 3
  • Child Friendly: 5
  • Dog Friendly: 3
  • Exercise Needs:5
  • Grooming: 3
  • Health Issues: 3
  • Intelligence: 5
  • Playfulness: 5
  • Shedding Level: 3
  • Social Needs:4
  • Stranger Friendly:2
  • Territorial:5
  • Trainability:5
  • Watchdog Ability:5

Number 3: Poodle

Despite the fluffy coat and prissy face, the poodle is one highly intelligent breed, sporting a smart brain and great sense of humor. Poodles are energetic dogs and excel at agility and obedience competitions. The poodle is bred in various sizes, including Standard, Miniature and Toy.

  • Adaptability: 5
  • Affection Level: 5
  • Apartment Friendly: 5
  • Barking Tendencies: 3
  • Cat Friendly: 4
  • Child Friendly: 5
  • Dog Friendly: 4
  • Exercise Needs:4
  • Grooming: 5
  • Health Issues: 3
  • Intelligence: 5
  • Playfulness: 4
  • Shedding Level: 1
  • Social Needs:5
  • Stranger Friendly:4
  • Territorial:4
  • Trainability:5
  • Watchdog Ability:4
Smart Breeds - Poodle

Number 2: German Shepherd

Smart Breeds - German Shepherd

A fearless dog with a natural instinct to protect, this breed is an ideal choice for military and police work. The German Shepherd is a protective, adaptive family dog, who likes to use his smarts and energy playing, running, or working.

  • Adaptability: 5
  • Affection Level: 3
  • Apartment Friendly: 3
  • Barking Tendencies: 2
  • Cat Friendly: 3
  • Child Friendly: 5
  • Dog Friendly: 2
  • Exercise Needs:3
  • Grooming: 3
  • Health Issues: 4
  • Intelligence: 5
  • Playfulness: 3
  • Shedding Level: 5
  • Social Needs:3
  • Stranger Friendly:1
  • Territorial:5
  • Trainability:5
  • Watchdog Ability:5

Number 1: Border Collie

The Border Collie has incredible focus and is arguably considered the world's best herding dog. This breed needs to have something to do because he can wreak havoc if he's bored. Extremely people-oriented dogs, they may just try to herd you in!

  • Adaptability: 5
  • Affection Level: 5
  • Apartment Friendly: 2
  • Barking Tendencies: 5
  • Cat Friendly: 3
  • Child Friendly: 5
  • Dog Friendly: 3
  • Exercise Needs:5
  • Grooming: 2
  • Health Issues: 3
  • Intelligence: 5
  • Playfulness: 5
  • Shedding Level: 3
  • Social Needs:5
  • Stranger Friendly:3
  • Territorial:5
  • Trainability:5
  • Watchdog Ability:5
Smart Breeds - Border Collie

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Appleton, Wisconsin 54913
CountrySide Veterinary Wellness
1835 E Edgewood Drive Suite 103
Appleton, WI 54913
  (920) 968-3322