Some dogs can be remarkably clever. Others, less so...

Clever pups: The 10 most and least clever breeds of loving dog - from the silly Bulldog to the super clever Golden Retriever ๐Ÿ•

Here are the most intelligent breeds of dog that are eager to learn โ€“ and the canines that are not so blessed in the brains department.

Thursday, 11th August 2022, 3:38 pm

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years โ€“ according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent โ€“ and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so thereโ€™s plenty of thinking to do before you select your familyโ€™s latest addition.

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Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt..

So, here are breeds of dog that Coren found were the brightest and those that are prone to being a bit dumb (but still lovable and popular pets).

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