Video of the program.
MOIB ranks German Sheperds as the #1 most intelligent dog ever, not to mention #1 in loyalty.
After 3 Irish Setters and 2 Standard Poodles, I am shocked, shocked that the Setter didn’t make the bottom 10 dumbest. Does anyone know where the Setter ranks?
BTW, the Poodles are really smart. The Border Collie is smarter but is really weird if you can’t run it a lot.
I can attest to the Chows being stupid. had 2 of them at the same time and they almost can’t be trained.
My red doberman was super intelligent. Basic training for him was only 2 weeks.
But poodles? Come on. I’ve seen some really stupid ones.
Reminds me of this Bud Light ad.
I have a Golden Retriever who will be two in June and that boy is the smartest Golden I’ve ever had. Might be the smartest dog I’ve ever had, and I’ve owned four German Sheperds.
So, within a breed, there can be large variance in intelligence.
*Also known as The Triborough Wreckin' Ball, The Pride of Astoria and Kid Danger!
Well according to this, Psycho Dog is one of the 4th dumbest... but since she is half and half what would that make her?
What about people who buy poodles?
Where do they rank?
I think they missed one. I didn’t see the Pelosi listed there among the dumber breeds...;’}
Clearly an anti-hound survey (Houndist?) ;^)
In any case, from MY personal experience, the beagles and basset hounds have been WAY smarter than the Labs/Retrievers have ever dreamed of being.
And my wife and I have a good bit of experience with all three breeds.
Our Weims are smart...they know how to find the most comfortable chair, bed, or sofa and claim it as “their space.”
My family has raised several Golden Retrievers over the past 25 years and I would say they are very very smart dogs - they learn things instantly and you find them doing and thinking of things you wouldn’t expect. They have surprised me many times and made me wonder who is the “master” in the relationship...... :^) I wouldn’t ding labs for all-around loveability, adorability and fun, but the ones I’ve been around (quite a bit, for years at a time) did not seem nearly as clever.
Not a scientific sample to be sure, and I love labs, they’re wonderful doggies..... but I’m not at all surprised to see Golden Retrievers listed in the top 4.
Googled pictures - not actual pictures of my dogs
He, and our female Springer Spaniel took off yesterday and were gone six hours. He was clearly traumatized by the ordeal as when we found them, he jumped in the car whining.
It appears that this list was based primarily on looks equalling intelligence. Generally speaking, the more attractive to people the dogs are, the better they ranked with intelligence/worse on stupidity.
I’d have to disagree with several of them, but for the most part, they got #1 Smartest right on the button. (I own two Borders.)
Where did the toy poodle and chihuahua rank? They’re some of the dumbest mutts I’ve ever seen. Psychotic, even.
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This article is wrong. I have a Border collie and a Beagle. The Beagle is the dumbest animal alive. The Border collie however, is the smartest.