Canadian scientists have conducted a study of the mental abilities of dogs and have compiled a rating of the seven smartest breeds. It turned out that the IQ of the average dog corresponds to that of a 2-year-old child. Both those and others know about 165 words, and also know how to distinguish between signals and gestures. Along with this, four-legged human friends have the ability to count and learn social skills, writes LifeGlobe.
The breed was bred in the early 20th century as a new line of Scottish Collie. When creating the Border Collie, a wide variety of shepherd dogs were used, so it turned out to be a hardy dog, distinguished by its swiftness of movement and sharpness of mind.
Poodles, who previously served as rescuers and observers, are excellent swimmers and are able to save a drowning child. Also, poodles are great bird hunters and can be excellent defenders.
Representatives of this breed are very capable, they can be used both as a guard and as a pet dog, as well as as a police officer. Much more often than other dogs, shepherd dogs are used in the army, when guarding the border, in the service in law enforcement agencies.
This breed is often used as guides for the blind, as well as for medicinal purposes. Golden Retrievers are ideal for children with psychological problems. The training of this dog is usually not a problem. These four-legged friends are very fond of water and excellent swimmers.
These dogs must be trained, otherwise their outstanding intelligence will strive to commit clever tricks. A very active breed that will easily rush to defend its owner.
Sheltie (Scottish Shepherd) does not like breaking personal boundaries and familiarity with himself. Play and scratching behind the ear are alien to this dog.
The Newfoundland-derived breed was brought to the United Kingdom by English sailors. Labrador retrievers have helped local fishermen pull their nets out of the water for a long time. These dogs love water and have a calm disposition.