Best Dog Breeds for Intelligence

Dogs are highly intelligent creatures that can sniff out diseases or empathize with the emotional state of their owners.

This adorable pup is quite active but also likes to chill with its family. While they're typically a bit larger than their cocker spaniel relative, they have the same droopy ears and wise instincts.

First, let's get this out of the way: The Pembroke Welsh corgi and the Cardigan Welsh corgi are quite different. For instance, the Pembroke is smaller, with a shorter tail and body as well as pointed ears. 

One of the most popular breeds to date, the Pembroke makes a great family pet, with its sensitive and smart demeanor. 

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Also known as the Sheltie, the Shetland sheepdog looks a lot like the larger collie dog breed — the breed of the famous Lassie character.  

They're also sensitive and affectionate, with their impressive ability to read the mood of the room. They also respond well to obedience exercises and can become world-class competitors with enough training. 

German shepherds make excellent work dogs, and they actually enjoy being trained. That's why you'll see these quick learners in police K-9 units or helping out during wartime. 

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