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    It really depends on what you want in a dog. Are you wanting to do advanced obedience training or agility with the dog? Or do you just want them to come when called and have nice manners?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puggerup View Post
    The dumbest breed is the Cavalier King Charles spaniel. They are adorable though.
    One of the smartest dogs I know is a CKCS.

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    I really dont believe in that 'Smartest dogs list' as it puts rotties at 9 I think? And I've been around a lot of Rotties and my sisters had two and theyve all been adorable.. but stupid!
    I think as someone mentioned generally (theres always an exception) dogs are what you make them, If you take the time to properly train it then of course it will be more responsive than something thats been left to its own devices.

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    I also think that while having a smart dog instead of a dumb one might sound like the obvious choice, the smarter the dog the higher maintenance they often are. My last dogs wasn't particularly intelligent and her needs were pretty simple accordingly. Which suited me fine and we developed a great bond and I adored her.

    My current dog is probably smarter but thereof needs more mental stimulation which means more work for me and can result in destructive and annoying behaviour if I don't work with her enough. A smart dog who gets bored might get very smart and determined about finding ways to aleviate that boredom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexie44light View Post
    I really dont believe in that 'Smartest dogs list' as it puts rotties at 9 I think? And I've been around a lot of Rotties and my sisters had two and theyve all been adorable.. but stupid!
    I think as someone mentioned generally (theres always an exception) dogs are what you make them, If you take the time to properly train it then of course it will be more responsive than something thats been left to its own devices.
    Correct.

    It also comes down the the sex of the dog. The blood lines it comes from. And personality.

    My sister had a American Bulldog X Rotti, it was the dumbest dog I have ever met. My brothers Kelpie X Lab is a close 2nd. But I also know extremely smart combinations and pure bred dogs of these breeds.

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    Yes exactly I think the list was made quite a long time ago so is maybe not relevent anymore? As perhaps we've bred (such as rotties) for size over intelligence. I dunno I just know he is constantly walking into walls and drooling

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    I have poodles... The second highest ranking dog in terms of intelligence behind the Border Collie... One of my poodles is dumber than a box of rocks. It's all about the individual dog.

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    CL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keira & Phoenix View Post
    One of the smartest dogs I know is a CKCS.
    you haven't met Miley ROFL

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    But don't let all the positive comments fool you, they are independent thinkers, slightly cat like in nature, with a slightly goofy side that is often not seen until on home territory.

    Dumb - No. A little self serving - yes.

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