These Are the Pups That Top the List of Smartest Dog Breeds

Gordon Setter Originating in Scotland and England, and bearing the name of a Duke, Gordon Setters are truly a noble breed. Despite being developed primarily for hunting, setters are today recognized for their intelligence.

Welsh Terrier When faced with a task, Welsh Terriers are renowned for their ability to make decisions and hunt using certain techniques. For new owners, these terriers can be boisterous at first, but with proper training.

Old English Sheepdog Old English Sheepdogs are friendly, well-mannered pets that love company and need a lot of attention, according to Your Purebred Puppy. They make excellent watchdogs and do best in circumstances requiring them.

English Springer Spaniel English Springer Spaniels are very obedient in tracking and hunting, and they make great companions. Originally bred as a "gun dog" for game shooting in fields. These athletic species are the perfect companion for trekking or camping.

Australian Cattle Australian Cattle Dogs are a breed of alert and inquisitive dogs that belong to the Herding Group, a group of breeds that are known for having a "instinctual ability" to manage the movements of other animals, according to the American Kennel Club.

Belgian Tervuren Belgian Tervurens, or "tervs," as they are commonly called, are highly intelligent and independent. Their clever independence may actually get them into problems if they are not trained correctly, claims the American Kennel Club.

Border Collie Famous herders, border collies are among the most nimble, balanced, and resilient dogs available, according to the American Kennel Club. Early obedience training is important, and to keep them happy, they need cerebral stimulation.

Golden Retriever                             Without a doubt, golden retrievers put in a lot of labor. Because of their working intellect and obedience, they rank as the fourth smartest dog breed, according to The Smart Canine.