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Here are 23 of the most intelligent dog breeds for 2023


Brilliant canines

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All dogs are smart. Some are a tad more brilliant than others. What are some of the brainiest canine breeds? Here’s the breakdown…

(And don’t worry, we know mixed breeds and rescues are all geniuses.)

23. Belgian sheepdog

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22. Standard schnauzer

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21. English cocker spaniel

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20. Flat-coated retriever

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19. German short-haired pointer

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18. Briard

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17. Collie

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16. Bloodhound

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15. Schipperke

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14. Belgian Tervuren

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13. Miniature Schnauzer

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12. Pembroke Welsh corgi

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11. Rottweiler

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10. Australian cattle dog

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9. Labrador retriever

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8. Shetland Sheepdog

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7. Doberman pinscher

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6. Poodle

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5. German Shepherd

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4. Papillon

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3. Golden retriever

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2. Finnish Laphund

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1. Border collie

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Story originally appeared on List Wire

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