January 30, 2023


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Is your dog an idiot or a genius? Here are the smartest species

A total of 2,352 adult dogs participated in the battery of tests between March 2016 and February 2022. According to Sarah Juntila, a doctoral student in canine cognition at the University of Helsinki and co-author of the study, “most breeds have their strengths and, for example, the Labrador retriever was very good at understanding human gestures, but not so good at solving spatial problems. Some breeds, like the Shetland sheepdog, performed consistently across all tests. “

Malinois, German Shepherd and Labrador will perform research tests. ©ÉdA – Florent Marot

1. Shepherd Malinois

2. Australian Kelpie

3. Labrador retrievers

4. Border Collies

5. Golden Retriever

6. Howard

7. Spanish Water Dog

8. Shetland Sheepdog

9. Cocker spaniel

10. Australian Shepherd

11. Cross breed dog

12. German Shepherd

13. Finnish Lapland Hound

As for dog breeds Less intelligentThis is, according to the classification established by Professor Stanley Cohen, an American researcher in neuropsychology, the Afghan Hound and the Basenji.

1. Afghan Hound


3. Bulldog

4. Chow Chow

5. Porzoi

6. Hound

7. Pekingese

8. Beagle

9. Mastiff

10. Basset Hound

11. Shih Tzu.

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