Dogs are amazing pets when you spend time with them, train them right, and overall, take care of them, because they depend on you. Dogs come in different sizes, shapes and appearances. All dogs have categories they can fit into, whether its popularity, intelligence, or even the most powerful. We’re going to look at some of the top 5 dogs under our first category for this week, intelligence. If any of these dog breeds interest you to buy/adopt, my advice is to always check your local shelter for the dog breed you are looking at before buying from a breeder. Remember when you adopt you are saving 2 lives, the one you adopt, and because your have adopted, there is a new space in the shelter that has opened up for the next animal to take it’s place.
- Border Collie: Known for their ability to herd, and perform many tricks. Border Collies are lovely, but always need a job to do, these velcro dogs will want to stick to you forever and be your best bud. Though, when left alone for longer than an hour, they can become very destructive. And if left home for longer than 5 hours, they can become aggressive.
- Poodles: Loyal, affectionate and loving dog breed. Poodles are very smart and are a very good family pet. They are good with strangers, children, other dogs, senior citizens and even cats. Poodles are very popular nowadays for their low shedding and easier fur control with people who have allergies.
- German Shepherd: These large dogs are known for their work at police stations, and courageous personalities. German Shepherds make excellent guard dogs and are very territorial. Unfortunately, they were also bred to fight, and if not trained right, they can have a higher than average chance of biting someone. However, if you put in the time to train them and socialize them correctly, you may have found your dream dog.
- Golden Retriever: Very friendly, adorable and trustworthy dogs who love attention and to be around their humans. Goldens are very smart and can obey the first command 95% of the time. Like any other dog, you must train them right, so look into training classes, online or in person, and always socialize them from the week you get them.
- Doberman Pinscher: Doberman are fearless dog breeds, and although very smart, they aren’t the easiest to train. Although, if you are patient enough to keep working on these skills, you will have an obedient guard dog to come home to.