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.
The inability to train a dog has no bearing on their smarts. Chows are highly inteligent but will not submit to training.Even inteligent human beings question being trained to rolling over or fetching.
I knew a standard poodle that could climb trees. I saw him do it, and scare the crap out of a cat.
I had a German shepherd that was highly dumb and ate everything, including Barbie dolls, the sofa, and the fence.
My mini Doxie is super-smart, and even has a sense of humor.