Sunday, November 15, 2009

Not so smart dog?


An article I saw the other day listed the top ten smart dogs and the top ten not-so-smart dogs.  Daisy is part Basenji, part Beagle, and she didn't do so well.  Basenjis are no. 2 on the not-so-smart list; Beagles are no. 9.   


At least it turns out the list is from a study done in 1994.  Maybe these breeds have moved up since then.  If you are interested, here are the lists:


Top 10 smartest dog breeds 
  • 1. Border Collie
  • 2. Poodle
  • 3. German Shepherd
  • 4. Golden Retriever
  • 5. Doberman Pinscher
  • 6. Shetland Sheepdog
  • 7. Labrador Retriever
  • 8. Papillon
  • 9. Rottweiler
  • 10. Australian Cattle Dog
Top 10 not-so-smart:
  • 1. Afghan Hound
  • 2. Basenji
  • 3. Bulldog
  • 4. Chow Chow
  • 5. Borzoi
  • 6. Bloodhound
  • 7. Pekingese
  • 8. Mastiff
  • 9. Beagle
  • 10. Basset Hound

The article also offered a dog IQ test.  We are holding off on trying this on Daisy.  No need to rush things, is there?


Besides, in the photo above, she is happily sleeping on our bed.  Seems pretty smart to me.

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