Smartest Dog Breed Quiz

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How dog-smart are you? Test your knowledge on dog intelligence by taking this quiz.

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True or False?

1. Poodles are all beauty and no brains. They win dog competitions simply because they look really good.

 True

 False

 

2. The border collie is most of the time considered as the world’s most intelligent dog breed. However, they tend to be lazy and would prefer to sleep than do a task.

 True

 False

 

3. A German shepherd can learn a simple task in as little as five repetitions.

 True

 False

 

4. Labrador retrievers remain the top guide dog because of their exceptional patience, devotion and intelligence.

 True

 False

 

5. Doberman pinschers are intelligent dogs; however, they are selective of the tasks that they will do and the commands that they will follow.

 True

 False

 

6. Belgian Malinois are intelligent but they are very sensitive dogs that don’t respond well to harsh corrections. They need thorough training and would learn better with positive reinforcement.

 True

 False

 

7. The Australian cattle dog was bred in Australia to herd and move cattle over long distances across rough Australian terrain.

 True

 False

 

8. Only the hairless variety of Xoloitzcuintli makes an impressive watch dog.

 True

 False

 

9. A Shetland sheepdog is a long-haired working dog that is always willing to work hard and please.

 True

 False

 

10. Golden retrievers are far too friendly for a guard dog’s work.

 True

 False




Answer to Smartest Dog Breed Quiz:

1. False. Poodles are beauty and brains in the canine world. They are clever and quick learners and they excel in obedience training.
2. False. Border collies are also considered to be the most workaholic breed. They crave mental exercise and would be happy to play challenging games.
3. True.
4. True.
5. False. These loyal and obeident dogs are very intelligent and easily trained. They are good at search and rescue and can be really good at anything you teach them.
6. True.
7. True.
8. False. Xoloitzcuintli comes in three sizes (toy, miniature and standard) and two coat types (hairless and coated). Regardless of size and coat variety, Xoloitzcuintli dogs are excellent watch dogs because of their innate attentiveness and alertness.
9. True.
10. True. Golden retrievers are lousy guard dogs as they love people so much that they make friends with everyone, literally.

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