These dogs are capable of picking up a new command in fewer than five seconds and obeying it at least 95 percent of the time.

Border Collie

The hypoallergenic canines who take second place on Coren's ranking of the smartest puppies are also excellent choices for family pets.


They are attentive and obedient, these individuals are fantastic companions for those who battle against criminal activity and handsome, too.

German Shepherd

These puppies are the epitome of family-friendly dogs; they are devoted, extremely intelligent, and exceptionally patient.

Golden Retriever

This breed is eager to please and loves to have a good time. They learn quickly and are extremely devoted to their owners.

Doberman Pinscher

To think that even a somewhat clever breed could successfully nurture a pig is laughable. If you don't get this reference to Babe, you need to go rent the movie as soon as possible.

Shetland Sheepdog

The Golden Retriever is not only the most common but also one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the United States. These males are really good with families because they are caring and devoted.

Labrador Retriever

This toy breed was given its name from the French term for "butterfly" just look at those adorable ears, pointed at the tip, and it is known for its intelligence, energy, and friendliness.


Readers who enjoyed the children's book "Good Dog, Carl" won't be surprised to learn that rottweilers are fearless, dedicated, and self-assured. And according to Coren, they are also quite good at obeying orders.


It should come as no surprise that these canines make such good working dogs. However, even if there are no cows for them to herd, these dogs make wonderful companions because of their obedient temperament, their loyalty, and their protective instincts.

Australian Cattle Dog

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