Researcher and author Dr. Stanley Coren put together his list of smartest dog breeds based on a survey of dog obedience trial judges.
Independent dog breeds
Use patience, persistence to train stubborn dogs
With the right training and patience, even the most stubborn dogs can learn from their masters. Be consistent with training.
Know your breed: Why some dogs obey better than others
Prey drive helps determine how biddable or trainable your dog will be and is a good indication of the dog’s energy level.
Make three decisions before choosing a dog
Choosing a dog is a huge responsibility. You’ll need to decide on a size, a breed, and an attitude that matches with your own.
Dependent dog or independent dog? Choose the right breed for you
Determine your lifestyle, time and patience when deciding whether to adopt a dependent dog or an independent dog breed to suit your temperament.