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Posted on 04/28/2008 1:05:46 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
The CBS "Early Show" ran a story this week about dogs and their intelligence, or lack thereof. In the story, they shared their list of the top 10 smartest and top 10 dumbest dog breeds. These were their picks.
#10 Dumbest: The Basset Hound may be so sad-eyed because it was ranked the tenth least intelligent dog breed.
2 of 20 : #10 Smartest: The immensely trainable Australian Cattle Dog was called the tenth smartest breed.
3 of 20 : #9 Dumbest: Don't tell the Westminster Kennel Club, but Uno, the beagle who won their 131st annual dog show, belongs to the ninth least intelligent dog breed.
4 of 20 : #9 Smartest: The Rottweiler was called the ninth smartest breed. This one looks a tad surprised by the ranking.
5 of 20 : #8 Dumbest: This Mastiff hangs its head in shame over being ranked the eighth least intelligent dog breed.
6 of 20 : #8 Smartest: The Papillon, ranked eighth smartest, floats like a butterfly and knows its ABC's.
7 of 20 : #7 Dumbest: The Pekingese is more famous for its "dustmop" look when groomed correctly. This one must be getting a haircut to avoid being associated with the seventh stupidest dog breed.
8 of 20 : #7 Smartest: The most popular dog breed in the nation is also the seventh smartest: the Labrador Retriever.
9 of 20 : #6 Dumbest: We know the Bloodhound has a brain somewhere beneath all those lovable wrinkles, but the "Early Show" rankings had them pulling sixth among the dumbest breeds.
10 of 20 : #6 Smartest: The Shetland Sheepdog's agility, as shown here, helped it rank sixth smartest.
11 of 20 : #5 Dumbest: Borzois are considered the fifth least intelligent dogs.
12 of 20 : #5 Smartest: The Doberman Pinscher's intelligence is on full display here on a rescue mission.
13 of 20 : #4 Dumbest: This Chow Chow can live with being considered the fourth least intelligent breed, so long as you keep its hair nice and fluffy.
14 of 20 : #4 Smartest: Golden Retrievers were fourth on the list of smart dogs.
15 of 20 : #3 Dumbest: The Bulldog was rated the third stupidest dog breed.
16 of 20 : #3 Smartest: Loyal workhorses, the German Shepherds were ranked as the third smartest breed.
17 of 20 : #2 Dumbest: The Basenji is considered the second least intelligent dog breed, but hey, it could be worse.
18 of 20 : #2 Smartest: Love 'em or hate 'em, Poodles were ranked as the second smartest dog breed out there.
19 of 20 : #1 Dumbest: Stylish and mysteriously ancient, the Afghan Hound nonetheless merits the dubious honor of being ranked the single least intelligent dog breed.
20 of 20 : #1 Smartest: The Border Collie was ranked the single smartest dog breed. Do you think this one looks just a little bit proud of it?
Video of the program.
Is it just me, or does that Afghan bear an uncanny resemblance to Paris Hilton?
My mutt has tricked me into feeding him and walking behind him picking up his crap. That makes him slightly smarter than me.
Bulldog # 3 stupidest?
Looks like I’ll be having some fun disparaging my UGA friends this evening :)
The chow chow should be the #1 dumbest.
I find this list to be deeply disturbing!!
I totally concur with the ranking of the Basinji.
Those dogs are DUMBASS dumb.
Some friends had some, and they loved to “go outside”, and would run to the back door whenever you said those words.
They were in the front yard (outside), and the friend said “go outside” to the dogs. They ran in the open front door, ran to the back door, and whined excitedly for someone to open it so they could “go outside”.
One of them died and the other didn’t notice.
Yeah, I'd have to agree.....
Just make sure none of them are Marines...
I guess that explains my lab/beagle mix.
He tries oh so hard to copy his grandpa and be a good boy....he really does try....but he is just so retarded.
I love him to death but he is ain’t got a lick of sense.
Retarded fool....Loyal as heck and he will brighten your day instantly. But goofy as all getout.
But they sure are cute tho...
Looks more like Boy George to me.
We have a Border Collie, very smart!
Not guilty, based on heads shots.
Perhaps if they took that sweater off that bulldog he wouldn’t be considered so dumb...