Belgian Malinois Found To Be Most Intelligent Dog Breed

1,000 dogs across 13 breeds took part in the study.

The Belgian Malinois has been found to be the most intelligent dog breed.

1,000 dogs across 13 breeds took part in the study at the University of Helsinki in Finland.

The dogs were tested on their ability to read human gestures and to detour around a transparent V-shaped fence.

The malinois - which is commonly used as a police or guard dog achieved 35 out of 39 points.

Jayne Emery, from Muddy Paws Canine Spa in Athlone, believes Poodles are among the most intelligent but those that are bred to work are also among the smartest: 

 

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