People can hardly ever agree on dog breeds. Everyone loves their own pups, and many are adamant about the smarts of their own particular best friend. Most dogs have pretty impressive intelligence, and some are even smarter than you may realize.
According to the American Kennel Club, an organization that sets standards for breeds, there are 190 different breeds of unique dogs. Each of these breeds has its own perks and brains. There are some that have an incredible sense of smell, even to the point where a majority of their brainpower is devoted to detecting odors, whereas others are more adept at learning commands and communicating with their people.
We’ve put together a list of the 30 smartest breeds, at least according to trainers and vets. We put them here in order of increasing brainpower.