In 1994, nearly 200 judges from the Canadian and U.S. Kennel Clubs were asked to complete a questionaire about the characteristics of various dog breeds, most notably the intelligence level of these breeds. The intelligence ratings were based on how many repetitions it took for a certain breed to master a new command. The breeds on our list took at least 80 repetitions (or more) to learn a new command, and tended to obey first commands less than 25 per cent of the time. Source: The Intelligence of Dogs By Stanley Coren (New York: The Free Press, 1994)If your dog is on the list, don’t despair, it doesn’t make him love you any less! Click here for the top 10 most intelligent dogs!
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