Dog Smarts: Do You Have A Smart Dog?

Dog Smarts:  Do you have a smart dog?

Dog Breed IQ

I ran across this thought provoking article online the other day and thought I would share it with you.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/pets/detail?entry_id=51503&tsp=1

There is no debating that a dog has varied levels of intelligence.  It depends on his breeding (genetics), his environment, social interaction and its owner – especially in the early stages of a puppy’s life.

It also lists its idea of the top 10 smart dog breeds and the 10 not-so smart dog breeds.  I agree with some of the smartest breeds listed and disagree with all of the not-so smart breeds.  I just have a hard time qualifying a dog as not so smart based on breed as the only criteria.

Remember that most dog breeds were bred for specific tasks.  How can that make a breed not so smart?  In my opinion, it can’t.

Feel free to comment on your thoughts about dog breed intelligence.

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