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Smartest Dogs

Don’t we all want a genius dog? It’d be great, right? They could fetch the paper, guard the kids and the house, never poop or pee inside, and do every trick imaginable. That may be far fetched, but there are some dog breeds that are much more intelligent than others. Browse our full list of the most intelligent dog breeds below.
Affenpinscher
Avg. Price:  $150 Affenpinscher
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The Affenpinscher is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 7 lbs that can reach 8 lbs. It is officially part of the Terrier group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Affenpinscher breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Affenpinscher should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 3 puppies.

Airedale Terrier
Avg. Price:  $700 Airedale Terrier
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The Airedale Terrier is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 70 lbs. It is officially part of the Terrier group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Airedale Terrier breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Medium, Short hair, and have Moderate, Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Airedale Terrier should know that the average litter size is between 8 to 12 puppies.

American Bulldog
Avg. Price:  $586 American Bulldog
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The American Bulldog is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 60 lbs that can reach 120 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, UKC, NKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The American Bulldog breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 15 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the American Bulldog should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 15 puppies.

American Cocker Spaniel
Avg. Price:  $75 American Cocker Spaniel
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The American Cocker Spaniel is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 15 lbs that can reach 30 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The American Cocker Spaniel breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the American Cocker Spaniel should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 7 puppies.

American Eskimo Dog (Miniature)
Avg. Price:  $651 American Eskimo Dog (Miniature)
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The American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 10 lbs that can reach 20 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the [RecognizedBy]. Some critical information for potential owners. The American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) breed has a typical lifespan of 15 to 16 years, Long hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the American Eskimo Dog (Miniature) should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 6 puppies.

American Eskimo Dog (Standard)
Avg. Price:  $651 American Eskimo Dog (Standard)
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The American Eskimo Dog (Standard) is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 18 lbs that can reach 35 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, AKC, UKC, NKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The American Eskimo Dog (Standard) breed has a typical lifespan of 15 to 16 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the American Eskimo Dog (Standard) should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 6 puppies.

American Eskimo Dog (Toy)
Avg. Price:  $651 American Eskimo Dog (Toy)
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The American Eskimo Dog (Toy) is a Toy dog breed, with a starting weight of 6 lbs that can reach 10 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the [RecognizedBy]. Some critical information for potential owners. The American Eskimo Dog (Toy) breed has a typical lifespan of 15 to 16 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the American Eskimo Dog (Toy) should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 6 puppies.

Australian Cattle Dog
Avg. Price:  $514 Australian Cattle Dog
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The Australian Cattle Dog is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 25 lbs that can reach 55 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Australian Cattle Dog breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Australian Cattle Dog should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 7 puppies.

Azawakh
Avg. Price:  N/A Azawakh
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The Azawakh is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 37 lbs that can reach 55 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the FCI, UKC - NKC, CKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Azawakh breed has a typical lifespan of 11 to 13 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Azawakh should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 7 puppies.

Barbet
Avg. Price:  N/A Barbet
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The Barbet is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 35 lbs that can reach 60 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the FCI. Some critical information for potential owners. The Barbet breed has a typical lifespan of 13 to 15 years, Long hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Barbet should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 9 puppies.

Beauceron
Avg. Price:  N/A Beauceron
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The Beauceron is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 65 lbs that can reach 85 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the AKC, FCI, UKC, NKC, NABC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Beauceron breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Beauceron should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 7 puppies.

Bergamasco
Avg. Price:  N/A Bergamasco
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The Bergamasco is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 57 lbs that can reach 84 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the FCI, UKC, APRI, ACR, AKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Bergamasco breed has a typical lifespan of 13 to 15 years, Long hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Bergamasco should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 10 puppies.

Black Russian Terrier
Avg. Price:  N/A Black Russian Terrier
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The Black Russian Terrier is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 85 lbs that can reach 140 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the AKC, FCI. Some critical information for potential owners. The Black Russian Terrier breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Long hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Black Russian Terrier should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 12 puppies.

Blackmouth Cur
Avg. Price:  $550 Blackmouth Cur
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The Blackmouth Cur is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 95 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the ABMCBA, CKC, NKC, SBMCBA, FBMCBO Inc., NSBMCBA, UKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Blackmouth Cur breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 16 years, Short hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Blackmouth Cur should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 10 puppies.

Bluetick Coonhound
Avg. Price:  $320 Bluetick Coonhound
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The Bluetick Coonhound is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 80 lbs. It is officially part of the Hound group and recognized by the AKC, UKC, NKC, CKC, ANKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Bluetick Coonhound breed has a typical lifespan of 11 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Bluetick Coonhound should know that the average litter size is between 12 to 13 puppies.

Boerboel
Avg. Price:  N/A Boerboel
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The Boerboel is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 154 lbs that can reach 200 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the SABT, APRI, HBSA, EBBASA, RIBC, SMBA, USBA. Some critical information for potential owners. The Boerboel breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Boerboel should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 10 puppies.

Bolognese
Avg. Price:  N/A Bolognese
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The Bolognese is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 8 lbs that can reach 14 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the FCI, KCGB, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Bolognese breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 14 years, Medium hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Bolognese should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 7 puppies.

Border Collie
Avg. Price:  $457 Border Collie
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The Border Collie is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 27 lbs that can reach 45 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Border Collie breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Border Collie should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 8 puppies.

Boykin Spaniel
Avg. Price:  $150 Boykin Spaniel
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The Boykin Spaniel is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 25 lbs that can reach 40 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the BSCBAA, FCI, UKC, NKC, CKC, APRI, BSS, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Boykin Spaniel breed has a typical lifespan of 14 to 16 years, Medium hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Boykin Spaniel should know that the average litter size is between 5 to 7 puppies.

Bracco Italiano
Avg. Price:  N/A Bracco Italiano
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The Bracco Italiano is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 55 lbs that can reach 88 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the FCI, UKC, NAVHDA, ENCI. Some critical information for potential owners. The Bracco Italiano breed has a typical lifespan of 9 to 13 years, Short hair, and have Lite, Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Bracco Italiano should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 5 puppies.

Doberman Pinscher
Avg. Price:  $1,074 Doberman Pinscher
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The Doberman Pinscher is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 60 lbs that can reach 80 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Doberman Pinscher breed has a typical lifespan of 8 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Doberman Pinscher should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 8 puppies.

German Shepherd
Avg. Price:  $719 German Shepherd
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The German Shepherd is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 77 lbs that can reach 85 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The German Shepherd breed has a typical lifespan of 13 to 15 years, Medium hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the German Shepherd should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 8 puppies.

Golden Retriever
Avg. Price:  $1,199 Golden Retriever
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The Golden Retriever is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 55 lbs that can reach 75 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Golden Retriever breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 13 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Golden Retriever should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 8 puppies.

Labrador Retriever
Avg. Price:  $651 Labrador Retriever
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The Labrador Retriever is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 55 lbs that can reach 80 lbs. It is officially part of the Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Labrador Retriever breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 12 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Labrador Retriever should know that the average litter size is between 7 to 9 puppies.

Papillon
Avg. Price:  $901 Papillon
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The Papillon is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 8 lbs that can reach 11 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Papillon breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 16 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Papillon should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 3 puppies.

Poodle (Standard)
Avg. Price:  $1,142 Poodle (Standard)
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The Poodle (Standard) is a Large dog breed, with a starting weight of 45 lbs that can reach 65 lbs. It is officially part of the Non-Sporting group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Poodle (Standard) breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Short hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Poodle (Standard) should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 8 puppies.

Puggle
Avg. Price:  $753 Puggle
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The Puggle is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 15 lbs that can reach 20 lbs. It is officially part of the Hybrid group and recognized by the ACHC, UABR, APRI, ICA. Some critical information for potential owners. The Puggle breed has a typical lifespan of 10 to 15 years, Short hair, and have Lite shedding. Breeders interested in the Puggle should know that the average litter size is between 3 to 4 puppies.

Rottweiler
Avg. Price:  $937 Rottweiler
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The Rottweiler is a XL dog breed, with a starting weight of 85 lbs that can reach 150 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Rottweiler breed has a typical lifespan of 4 to 10 years, Short hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Rottweiler should know that the average litter size is between 10 to 12 puppies.

Shetland Sheepdog
Avg. Price:  $833 Shetland Sheepdog
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The Shetland Sheepdog is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 16 lbs that can reach 20 lbs. It is officially part of the Herding group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NZKC. Some critical information for potential owners. The Shetland Sheepdog breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 15 years, Long hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Shetland Sheepdog should know that the average litter size is between 4 to 6 puppies.

Siberian Husky
Avg. Price:  $612 Siberian Husky
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The Siberian Husky is a Medium dog breed, with a starting weight of 35 lbs that can reach 60 lbs. It is officially part of the Working group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Siberian Husky breed has a typical lifespan of 11 to 13 years, Long hair, and have Heavy shedding. Breeders interested in the Siberian Husky should know that the average litter size is between 6 to 8 puppies.