The 10 Smartest, Most Intelligent, And Easiest Dogs To Train
Often thought to be a miniature Rough Collie, the Sheltie is actually a mix of multiple breeds from the Shetland Isles, including spaniels and native Shetland herding dogs from the Spitz family. Shelties are capable of learning most commands in 5 repetitions or less, and will then obey a command on the first time it is given an average of 95% of the time. They need plenty of intellectual stimulation, and they have a habit of developing phobias and nervousness if enough is not provided.
The classic Doberman look is of muscle and aggression, but they are not as nature belies their appearance. They can be easily trained, have demonstrated superior intelligence, and are generally fearless, which has led to them being a top breed for Schutzhund. They are very perceptive, and extremely loyal, which makes them dangerous when they are trained to be dominant. Left to their own devices, they will be docile and lazy, but also will manage to find new and creative ways to get in trouble on a regular basis.