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WHAT BREED OF DOG IS THE SMARTEST???

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  1. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

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    Toss up between a Draht Haar and a Ryman Setter.
     
  2. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    My Austrailian Shepard.....

    Curt
     
  3. Jerry944t

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    Believe it or not I read that it's a standard sized poodle.

    I remember the day I was out crabbing with my brother, father and our poodle, "Daisy." My father knocked over a bushel of very angry crabs. Daisy was the first one of us to abandon ship.

    She swam back to shore while we all got bitten.
     
  4. slugbug1

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    Yellow labs..........Gary L.
     
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    Standard poodle. they were the first hunting dogs, I am told. The one I saw was smarter than my hunting partner.

    HM
     
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    One more picture try...Yellow lab.
     
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    From my experience, herd dogs such as the Queensland Heeler and Australian Shepard are the smartest.
     
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    If poodles were so smart, they would rip the throat out of anyone giving them one of those poodle cuts.

    I have had 4 Australian Shepherds. They are as smart as a dog needs to be and are very easily trained.

    One of my key goals in life is to spoil my dog on a continuing basis. I am pretty darn successful at too.
     
  9. Neil Winston

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    Most dogs will "fetch;" that's true, but only German Shepherds walk back like this . . .

    [​IMG]

    Neil
     
  10. slugbug1

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    Yeah, but does he like to fish?
     
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    Drive?
     
  12. grunt

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    German Shepherd's
     
  13. JBrooks

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    grunt,

    German Shepherd's what?

    Let the dog post. lol
     
  14. rennerize

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    Well I have a Min Pin that can read OUR minds. That includes all of us in the family (4).
    Don
     
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    So-Cal Urban Coyote
     
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    I don't know ezackly what brand this dog is but he's sure to be the smartest I've seen!

    <a href="http://s142.photobucket.com/albums/r104/HapMecTweaks/?action=view&current=cid_00c901c7523050b167a044f6cd18Cam.jpg" target="_blank">[​IMG]</a>

    Hap
     
  17. schockstrap

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    Smart dogs are a pain in the butt to train... They not only learn how to do all of the tricks that bring rewards, they also learn when they don't really have to do what you're telling them to do. Dumb and loyal have always seemed like better traits :).

    We had a great dane that had a knack for figuring out mechanical devices. He could turn doorknobs with his mouth (the round ones, not just the lever-type) and open doors and gates with great skill. It would take him less than an hour to figure out how to open every kind of covered trash can we ever found (step levers, buttons, latches, whatever). He even developed a taste for beer and learned the necessary skill of opening bottlecaps with his teeth. He used to love visiting houses with refrigerators that dispense ice and water through the door (self-service on ice cube treats). The dog is long gone and I still won't own a fridge with that feature. It was a never-ending saga of trying to find ways to keep him out of trouble. He was very easy to housebreak and was great at obedience skills when he knew you were holding a treat or were close enough to catch him and administer punishment, but also knew very well when nobody was going to catch him doing "something".

    Our other danes have been the dumb and loyal types, and were much easier to live with.

    --Dan
     
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    I had a couple of Standard Schnauzers that were pretty smart cookies.

    Bill
     
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    The smartest dog in the world is Fred. He is a spotted Bristol Terrier. Has black back, grey beard, white legs (4) and one testical. The last might be why he is so smart. Regards Smif
     
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    They say border collie. I have had several poodle mix dogs that were too smart for their own good. My labrador is a wonderfull dog, but she isn't too smart. She still gets tangled up in her leash and she is 12 years old. My little poodle mix had that leash thing figured out about the second time she was on it.
     
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