10 listed as the least intelligent dogs

18 Jan

Well, after showing the list of the 10 most intelligent, it is only fair to give tribute to the lovable, but not so sharp friends of ours.  

Here is the sourcing:

According to S. Coren, author of “The Intelligence of Dogs”, there are three types of dog intelligence:

  • Adaptive Intelligence (learning and problem-solving ability). This is specific to the individual animal and is measured by canine IQ tests.
  • Instinctive Intelligence. This is specific to the individual animal and is measured by canine IQ tests.
  • Working/Obedience Intelligence. This is breed dependent.

Ranking of Dogs for Obedience/Working
Intelligence by Breed

Based on a dog trainer’s survey.

Rank Characteristics
1-10 Brightest Dogs
11-26 Excellent Working Dogs
27-39 Above Average Working Dogs
40-54 Average Working/Obedience Intelligence
55-69 Fair Working/Obedience Intelligence
70-79 Lowest Degree of Working/Obedience Intelligence

 

Rank Breed
70 Shih Tzu
71 Basset Hound
72 Mastiff
Beagle
73 Pekingese
74 Bloodhound
75 Borzoi
76 Chow Chow
77 Bulldog
78 Basenji
79 Afghan Hound
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One Response to “10 listed as the least intelligent dogs”

  1. Karen Wasoba January 28, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I love this site!
    I feel vindicated now since I am the proud owner of a dog who is not so bright. Now I have proof!

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