Discovering the Einsteins of the Dog World
Owners of border collies know automatically that their dogs are very VERY smart — the smartest of any canine breed. Dog IQ was formalized by a psychologist named Stanley Coren in a book published in 1994. He ranked 130 breeds of dogs on two criteria: how fast they learned a new command, and how quickly they obeyed commands. Border collies bested the second-ranking breed, poodles, by a wide margin.