Australian Shepherd Question

All the top ten smartest dog list say the Border Collie is the smartest dog, but I do not think...


All the top ten smartest dog list say the Border Collie is the smartest dog, but I do not think that the smart Border Collies are as near as smart as the EXTREAMLY smart Australian Shepherds! All the Aussies I've been around are WAY smarter than the Border Collies I've been around! My own Aussie seems like the most smartest dog in the world! Do you think Aussies or Border Collies are Smarter!?

    In Australian Shepherd - Asked by Anonymous - 5/28/2012 9:23:10 PM
Border Collies are certainly very smart and they do learn fast but they do have a tendency to become obsessed with certain activities to the near exclusion of everything else. Aussies tend to observe and take in everything around them which makes them, I think, more responsive to the world around them which is also our world. That makes them better family dogs because you can teach them anything a dog can learn. I think they learn just as fast as Border Collies.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/19/2012 5:22:58 PM


I had an Aussie (Bowie) for over 13 years and he was the smartest dog I have ever met. He would go into his kennel when he did something wrong. I was extremely sick one year Bowie followed me around the house. Shortly afterwards I went to the doctor where they told me I had pneumonia. Bowie knew!
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/25/2012 2:36:34 PM


I don't think you can measure intelligence. Border Collie's are smart its just that humans have a different kind of smarts.
    Answered by Anonymous - 10/17/2012 4:04:56 PM