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Encyclopedia > The Intelligence of Dogs

The Intelligence of Dogs is a book by Stanley Coren. Look up book in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A book is a collection of leaves of paper, parchment or other material, bound together along one edge within covers. ...

Contents


Methodology

The author used "understanding of new commands" and "obey first command" as his standards of intelligence. He surveyed dog trainers and compiled this list of dog intelligence. Intelligence is usually said to involve mental capabilities such as the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend ideas and language, and learn. ...

Criticism

Intelligence is a complex subject. A breed of dog that does not learn very quickly may have other talents.


It is important to remember that intelligence should not be judged only by the willingness to follow obedience commands. The willingness or ability to be obedience trained may reflect a desire to please or a dependence upon humans, as well as intelligence. Many long time livestock guardian breed owners believe that working breeds such as the Great Pyrenees or the Kuvaz are not easily trained because they do not see the point of such commands as “sit” or “down”. Hounds may also suffer from this type of ranking; several rank in the bottom tier of this list (such as Beagles, Bloodhounds, and Basset Hounds). These dogs are bred to have more of a "pack" mentality with other dogs and less reliance on a master's direct commands. While they truly may not have the same kind of intelligence as a Border Collie, they were not bred to learn and obey commands quickly, but to think for themselves while trailing game. Pyrenean Mountain Dog Categories: Stub | Dog breeds ... Categories: Dog stubs | Dog types ... Country of origin United Kingdom Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC A Beagle is a medium-sized dog breed and a member of the hound group, similar in appearance to a Foxhound but smaller with shorter legs, and with longer, softer ears. ... Country of origin Belgium / France Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC A Bloodhound is a large dog. ... The Basset Hound is a chunky, short-legged breed of dog of the hound family. ...


Ranking of dogs by breed

Brightest Dogs

  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
    Welsh Corgi (Pembroke)

A Border Collie is a hard-working herding breed of dog that originated in the border country of England and Scotland. ... The poodle is a breed of dog; specifically, it is a gun dog noted for its ability in the water and bird hunting skills. ... Country of origin Germany Classification and breed standards The German Shepherd Dog (known also as the Alsatian or Schäfer(hund)) is an intelligent breed of dog. ... The Golden Retriever is a relatively modern and very popular breed of dog. ... Country of origin Germany Common nicknames Dobie Classification and breed standards The Dobermann or Doberman Pinscher (also, more colloquially, Dobie) is a breed of domestic dog. ... Country of origin Scotland Classification and breed standards The Shetland Sheepdog (or Sheltie) is a breed of dog, originally bred to be sheep dogs. ... The Labrador Retriever (Labrador or Lab for short), one of the most familiar breeds of dog, is noted for its friendliness, intelligence, and obedience. ... Country of origin France Classification and Breed Standards The Papillon is a small dog with large, luxurious ears that earned it its name, the French word for butterfly. ... A Rottweiler is a medium large, robust and powerful dog breed originating from Germany. ... Country of origin Australia Common nicknames Bluey, ACD, Cattledog Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI - see ANKC, AKC, ANKC CKC, KC(UK), NZKC,UKC The Australian Cattle Dog (ACD), also known as the Queensland Heeler, Blue Heeler, and Red Heeler, is a herding dog developed in Australia for handling cattle. ... Pembroke Welsh Corgi Categories: Dog stubs | Dog breeds ...

Excellent Working Dogs

  1. Miniature Schnauzer
  2. English Springer Spaniel
  3. Belgian Tervueren
  4. Schipperke
  5. Belgian Sheepdog
  6. Collie
    Keeshond
  7. German Shorthaired Pointer
  8. Flat-Coated Retriever
    English Cocker Spaniel
    Standard Schnauzer
  9. Brittany
  10. Cocker Spaniel
  11. Weimaraner
  12. Belgian Malinois
    Bernese Mountain Dog
  13. Pomeranian
  14. Irish Water Spaniel
  15. Vizsla
  16. Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Country of origin Germany Classification and breed standards The Miniature Schnauzer is a breed of small dog of the Schnauzer type that originated in Germany in the mid-to-late 19th century. ... The English Springer Spaniel is a gun dog breed of dog used for flushing and retrieving game. ... Belgian Shepherd Dog (Tervueren) Categories: Dog stubs | Dog breeds ... A Schipperke (pronounced skipper-key) is a small Belgian breed of dog that originated in the early 16th century. ... Country of origin Belgium Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC, KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Belgian Shepherd Dog (Groenendael) is the most popular variety of the Belgian Shepherd Dog breeds. ... A Rough Collie Collie refers to a breed of herding dog originating primarily in Scotland. ... Common nickname Kees Country of origin The Netherlands Classification and breed standards The Keeshond (pronounced KAYZ-HOND; plural: Keeshonden) is a medium-sized dog with a plush two-layer coat of silver and black fur with a ruff and a curled tail, originating in the Netherlands. ... Common nicknames GSP Country of origin Germany Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The German Shorthaired Pointer is a breed of dog developed in the 1800s in Germany for hunting. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Flat-Coated Retriever is a gundog breed from Britain. ... Common nicknames Country of origin United Kingdom Classification and breed standards The English Cocker Spaniel is a breed of dog. ... Country of origin Germany Classification and breed standards The Standard Schnauzer is the original breed of the three sizes of Schnauzer, although it is sometimes classified as a terrier. ... Country of origin France Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Brittany is a breed of gun dog that is primarily bred for bird hunting. ... Both types of Cocker Spaniel come in a variety of coat colors. ... Country of origin Germany Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, KC(UK), NZKC Notes Note The Weimaraner is a silver-grey breed of dog developed originally both for tracking large game, such as bears, and as a gun dog. ... Belgian Shepherd Dog (Malinois) Categories: Dog stubs | Dog breeds ... Common nicknames Berner Country of origin Switzerland Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Bernese Mountain Dog (also called Berner Sennenhund or Bouvier Bernois) is a versatile cattle-herding or farm dog originating in the canton of Berne in Switzerland. ... Country of origin Poland and Germany Common nicknames Classification and breed standards The Pomeranian is a breed of dog in the spitz family, named for the Pomerania region of Poland and East Germany, and classed as a toy dog breed because of its small size. ... Country of origin Ireland Classification and breed standards Known as the clown of the spaniel family, the Irish Water Spaniel is the largest and one of the oldest breeds of spaniels. ... Country of origin Hungary Classification Breed standards (external links) The Hungarian Vizsla, pronounced Vizh-la (zh as in vision), is a dog breed originating in Hungary. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI - see ANKC, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Cardigan Welsh Corgi (IPA: ) is one of two dog breeds known as Welsh Corgis that originated in Wales. ...

Above Average Working Dogs

  1. Chesapeake Bay Retriever
    Puli
    Yorkshire Terrier
  2. Giant Schnauzer
  3. Airedale Terrier
    Bouvier des Flandres
  4. Border Terrier
    Briard
  5. Welsh Springer Spaniel
  6. Manchester Terrier
  7. Samoyed
  8. Field Spaniel
    Newfoundland (dog)
    Australian Terrier
    American Staffordshire Terrier
    Gordon Setter
    Bearded Collie
  9. Cairn Terrier
    Kerry Blue Terrier
    Irish Setter
  10. Norwegian Elkhound
  11. Affenpinscher
    Silky Terrier
    Miniature Pinscher
    English Setter
    Pharaoh Hound
    Clumber Spaniel
  12. Norwich Terrier
  13. Dalmatian

Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Chesapeake Bay Retriever is a breed of dog that was developed along the Chesapeake Bay to hunt waterfowl under adverse weather and water conditions, often having to break ice during the course of many strenuous multiple retrieves. ... Country of origin Hungary Classification and breed standards The Puli is a medium-small breed of dog known for its long, corded coat. ... Country of origin United Kingdom Classification and breed standards The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as a Yorkie, is a breed of small dogs, one of many toy dog breeds. ... Common nickname Country of origin Germany Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Giant Schnauzer is a large, powerful, compact breed of dog. ... The Airedale Terrier (often shortened to Airedale) is a large and versatile terrier dog breed originating from the Aire Dale in Yorkshire, England, in the UK. It is often called the King of Terriers because it is the largest of the terrier breeds, 50 to 70 pounds (23-32 kg). ... Country of origin Belgium Classification and breed standards The Bouvier des Flandres is a dog breed originating in Flanders. ... A Border Terrier is a small, rough-coated breed of dog in the terrier family. ... The Briard is a large breed of dog, one of many herding breeds. ... Manchester Terrier is a breed of dog developed in the medieval era in England. ... Common nicknames Country of origin Russia Classification and breed standards The Samoyed dog (pronounced with the accent on the first syllable) takes its name from a current term for the Nenets people of Siberia. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Field Spaniel is a brown and sometimes black or rowan spaniel, similar to the Springer and Cocker Spaniels. ... The Newfoundland is a large, usually black, breed of dog originally used as a working dog in Canada. ... The Australian Terrier is a small breed of dog in the terrier family. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC, NZKC The American Staffordshire Terrier is a breed of dog. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC Gordon Setters are a large breed of dog related to the more common Irish Setters and English Setters. ... Common nicknames Beardie Country of origin United Kingdom Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Bearded Collie or beardie is the traditional dog of the Scottish shepherd. ... The Cairn Terrier is a breed of dog of the terrier category. ... Common nickname Kerry Country of origin Ireland Classification and breed standards A Kerry Blue Terrier is a dog breed that comes from Kerry, Ireland. ... Country of origin Ireland Classification and breed standards The Irish Setter, also known as the Red Setter, is a breed of gundog. ... Country of origin Norway Classification and breed standards Notes The FCI divides this into two breeds, Black and Grey. ... The Affenpinscher is a terrier-like toy breed of dog. ... The Australian Silky Terrier is an Australian breed of dog. ... Common nickname Minpin Country of origin Germany Classification and breed standards The Miniature Pinscher, also known as the Minpin by fanciers, is a toy breed of dog. ... Country of origin United Kingdom Classification and breed standards The English Setter is a breed of dog. ... Country of origin Malta Classification and breed standards The Pharaoh Hound is a breed of dog, classed as a member of the sighthound/pariah family. ... Breed standards (external links) AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Clumber Spaniel is a gundog breed developed in Britain. ... The Norwich Terrier is a breed of dog bred to hunt small mammals considered to be vermin. ... Common nicknames Dal Country of origin Dalmatia (Croatia) Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC A Dalmatian is a breed of dog, noted for its white coat with (usually) black spots. ...

Average Working/Obedience Intelligence

  1. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
    Bedlington Terrier
    Fox Terrier (Smooth)
  2. Curly Coated Retriever
    Irish Wolfhound
  3. Kuvasz
    Australian Shepherd
  4. Saluki
    Finnish Spitz
    Pointer
  5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
    German Wirehaired Pointer
    Black and Tan Coonhound
    American Water Spaniel
  6. Siberian Husky
    Bichon Frise
    English Toy Spaniel
  7. Tibetan Spaniel
    English Foxhound
    Otterhound
    American Foxhound
    Greyhound
    Wirehaired Pointing Griffon
  8. West Highland White Terrier
    Scottish Deerhound
  9. Boxer
    Great Dane
  10. Dachshund
    Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  11. Alaskan Malamute
  12. Whippet
    Chinese Shar Pei
    Fox Terrier (Wire)
  13. Rhodesian Ridgeback
  14. Ibizan Hound
    Welsh Terrier
    Irish Terrier
  15. Boston Terrier
    Akita Inu

Common nickname Wheaten Country of origin Ireland Classification and breed standards The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is a breed of dog that originated in Ireland. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Bedlington Terrier is a breed of dog. ... Common nickname Foxie Country of origin England Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Smooth Fox Terrier is a breed of dog, one of many terrier breeds. ... The Curly Coated Retriever (curly) is an intelligent, friendly breed of dog originally bred for upland bird and waterfowl hunting. ... The Irish Wolfhound is a breed of hound (a sighthound), bred to hunt. ... Country of origin Hungary Classification and breed standards The Kuvasz (pl. ... Common nicknames Aussie Country of origin United States Classification and breed standards The Australian Shepherd is a herding dog that was developed—despite its name—in the United States in the 19th century. ... Country of origin Middle East Classification and breed standards The Saluki is breed of dog that is a member of the sighthound family, that is, hounds that hunt by sight rather than scent. ... Finnish Spitz Categories: Stub | Dog breeds ... External Links http://www. ... The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed of dog usually considered one of the toy dog breeds. ... Country of origin Germany Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The German Wirehaired Pointer is a breed of dog developed in the 1800s in Germany for hunting. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, UKC The Black and Tan Coonhound is a breed of dog bred to hunt raccoon. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, UKC The American Water Spaniel is a gundog breed little known outside North America. ... Country of origin Siberia Common nicknames Siberian, Husky Classification and breed standards A working dog breed that originated in eastern Siberia, the Siberian Husky is a medium-sized dog, 35 to 60 pounds (16 to 27 kg) in weight, 20 to 23. ... Country of origin Belgium / France / Mediterranean region Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC A Bichon Fris (French, literally Curly lap dog; often spelled Bichon Frise in English) is a small dog that is the size of a large cat. ... Country of origin England Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The King Charles Spaniel (known as the English Toy Spaniel in the U.S. and Canada) is a small breed of dog in the spaniel category. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC Tibetan Spaniels are a breed of small, highly intelligent dogs originating in the Himalayan mountains of Tibet. ... The English Foxhound is the original of the two foxhound breeds of dog. ... Country of origin Great Britain Classification and breed standards The Otterhound is an old British dog breed, with Bloodhound ancestors, and who is in turn one of the ancestors of the Airedale Terrier. ... The American Foxhound is cousin to the English Foxhound. ... Country of origin uncertain; possibly England or Egypt Classification and breed standards The Greyhound is a breed of dog used for hunting and racing. ... Country of Origin The Netherlands / France Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC The Wirehaired Pointing Griffon is a breed of dog. ... Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, KC(UK), NZKC West Highland White Terriers are a breed of dog known for their spirited personality and brilliant white coat; their devotees often call them simply Westies. ... Deerhound Categories: Dog stubs | Dog breeds ... Country of origin Germany Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC Boxers are a breed of stocky, medium-sized, short-haired dog with a smooth fawn or brindled coat and square-jawed muzzle. ... Common nicknames Country of origin Germany Classification and breed standards The Great Dane is a breed of dog known for its large size (giant) and gentle personality. ... Country of origin Germany Classification Breed standards (external links) The Dachshund is a short-legged, elongated dog breed of the hound family. ... The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a breed of dog, originally bred for bull-baiting, lion fighting, and dog fighting in Birmingham, England by James Hinks in the mid-1800s. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Alaskan Malamute is a large northern dog breed originally developed for use as a sleddog. ... The Whippet is a breed of dog, specifically a member of the sighthound family. ... Country of origin China Classification and breed standards Shar Pei is a breed of dog whose distinctive feature is deep wrinkles. ... Common nickname Foxie Country of origin England Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Wire Fox Terrier is a breed of dog, one of many terrier breeds. ... The Rhodesian ridgeback is a breed of dog from South Africa. ... Country of origin Spain Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Ibizan Hound, also called Podenco Ibicenco, is an agile, deer-like hound of the sighthound family. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, KC(UK), NZKC The Welsh Terrier is a dog breed, one of many Terrier breeds. ... Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Irish Terrier is a dog breed from Ireland, whose origin is not known. ... Country of origin United States Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Boston Terrier is a breed of dog originating in the United States of America. ... Country of origin Japan Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Akita or Akita Inu is a breed of large Japanese dog, which is named for Akita Prefecture, where it is thought to have originated. ...

Fair Working/Obedience Intelligence

  1. Skye Terrier
  2. Norfolk Terrier
  3. Sealyham Terrier
  4. Pug
  5. French Bulldog
  6. Brussels Griffon
    Maltese
  7. Italian Greyhound
  8. Chinese Crested Dog
  9. Dandie Dinmont Terrier
  10. Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen
  11. Tibetan Terrier
  12. Japanese Chin
  13. Lakeland Terrier
  14. Old English Sheepdog
  15. Great Pyrenees
  16. Scottish Terrier
  17. Saint Bernard
  18. Bull Terrier
  19. Chihuahua
  20. Lhasa Apso
  21. Bullmastiff

The Skye Terrier is an old and dignified dog breed originating, as have so many terriers, in Scotland. ... The Norfolk Terrier is a small breed of dog, one of many terrier breeds. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, KC(UK), NZKC Notes Note The Sealyham Terrier is a dog breed, one of many Terrier breeds. ... Country of origin China (Tibet) Classification and breed standards The Pug is a small but robust toy dog breed with a compressed, wrinkly face. ... Common nickname Frenchie Country of origin France Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The honey pied coat is a fairly rare coloring. ... The Brussels Griffon is a small dog with a very expressive, monkey-like face and a big heart. ... Country of origin Italy Classification and breed standards The Italian Greyhound is a small breed of dog, specifically a member of the sight hound family and member of the toy group. ... Country of origin China Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Chinese Crested Dog is a smaller (10-13 lbs) breed of dog known for its unusual appearance. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC A Dandie Dinmont Terrier is a small breed of dog in the terrier family. ... The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen is a small breed of dog. ... Country of origin Tibet Classification and breed standards The Tibetan Terrier is not a member of the terrier group, the name being given to it by European travelers to Tibet who were reminded of terriers from back home when they first encountered the breed. ... Country of origin Japan Classification and breed standards In Japan, there are Inu (犬) (dogs) and there are Chin (狆). The Japanese Chin (also known as the Japanese Spaniel) is the dog of Japanese Royalty. ... Lakeland Terrier Categories: Stub | Dog breeds ... Country of origin United Kingdom Classification and breed standards An Old English Sheepdog is a breed of dog formerly used for herding livestock, and now primarily kept as a pet. ... Pyrenean Mountain Dog Categories: Stub | Dog breeds ... Country of origin United Kingdom (Scotland) Classification and breed standards Scottish Terriers are a breed of dog best known for their dark black fur and their die-hard spirit. ... Country of origin Switzerland Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, KC(UK), NZKC St. ... Country of origin England Classification and breed standards The Bull Terrier is a breed of dog in the terrier family. ... Breed standards (external links) The Chihuahua is the smallest breed of dog and is named for the Chihuahua region in Mexico. ... Common nickname Lhasa Country of origin Tibet Classification and breed standards The Lhasa Apso is a small breed of dog originally from Tibet. ... Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, [1] The Bullmastiff is a powerful dog, said to be a cross between the Mastiff and the Bulldog. ...

Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence

  1. Shih Tzu
  2. Basset Hound
  3. Mastiff
    Beagle
  4. Pekingese
  5. Bloodhound
  6. Borzoi
  7. Chow Chow
  8. Bulldog
  9. Basenji
  10. Afghan Hound

Country of origin China Classification and breed standards The Shih Tzu (獅子狗 pinyin: Shīzi Gǒu, Wade-Giles: Shih-tzu Kou) is a breed of dog originating in China. ... The Basset Hound is a chunky, short-legged breed of dog of the hound family. ... Mastiffs are a group of large, solidly built breeds of dogs typically with heavy bones, pendant ears, a relatively short and well-muscled neck, and a short muzzle. ... Country of origin United Kingdom Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC A Beagle is a medium-sized dog breed and a member of the hound group, similar in appearance to a Foxhound but smaller with shorter legs, and with longer, softer ears. ... Common nickname Peke Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC Pekingese is an ancient toy breed of dog, originating in China. ... Country of origin Belgium / France Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC A Bloodhound is a large dog. ... Country of origin Russia Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Borzoi is a breed of dog also called the Russian Wolfhound. ... This is a combination of different vegetables carrots, beans, aparagus, couliflour, caonr and peas which are pickled in a jar and served cold. ... Country of origin United Kingdom Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The English Bulldog, often called simply the Bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed that originated in the United Kingdom. ... Country of origin Congo Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Basenji is a breed of dog and a member of the sighthound family. ... Country of origin Afghanistan Classification Breed standards (external links) FCI, AKC, ANKC, CKC KC(UK), NZKC, UKC The Afghan Hound is a very old sighthound dog breed. ...

See also

Dogs can be trained to retrieve Dog intelligence is the ability of a dog to learn, to think, and to solve problems. ... This working dog is a border collie mix. ... Dogs have been selectively bred for thousands of years, sometimes by inbreeding dogs from the same ancestral lines, sometimes by mixing dogs from very different lines. ...

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