Intelligence of dogs
Performed by Stanley Coren

Classification of dogs according to their functional intelligence and obedience

Of 1 to 10: The 10 races with functional intelligence and highest obedience. Less than five exercises to understand orders new. Ability to remember without the need to repeatedly practice tests. They respond to the first order the 95 % the times at least. They have a rapid response even at a distance. They learn to properly being trained by coaches relatively inexperienced.

Border Collie
Border Collie

Of 11 to 26: Excellent working dogs. Learning of simple orders between 5 and 15 repetitions of the exercise. Remember easily but do improve with practice. They respond to the first order on the 85 % of the times. For more complex orders need more time. Possibly at some distance from the owner takes a little to respond. Virtually all coaches can obtain good results.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi
Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Of 27 to 39: Working dogs with a higher average level. They need between 15 and 30 repetitions to learn an exercise. Additional practices of exercise in the first stages of learning to improve. Learned once an order usually retain. They tend to respond to the first a 70 % of the times or more. The behavior is similar to the dogs of the previous group, but with some uncertainty and delay in the response. If the owner is very far, the dog will not react to the order. Inconsistent training, low-quality or with too much severity and impatience he will not achieve good results.

Chesapeake Bay Retriever
Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Of 40 to 54: It corresponds to the average score of functional intelligence and obedience. Need of 25 to 40 repetitions to understand an exercise. Additional practices help them in the initial phase of learning. If not repeated exercises often recall orders with difficulty. They respond to the first a 50 % the times and the effectiveness depends much on hours of practice and repetition of exercises. Speed of response is slower. Greater distance the response of the dog will be less consistent and predictable. They need an adiestrador expert with patience.

Irish soft coated wheaten terrier
Irish soft coated wheaten terrier

Of 55 to 69: Minimum level of functional intelligence. Need of 40 to 80 repetitions for acceptable performance (Sometimes, until a few 25 replays show no sign of understanding). Many repetitions they need to maintain an acceptable level. They will respond to the first order a 30 % of the times. They work best if the owner is close to them. These dogs seem distracted most of the time and only respond when want them. If the distance between the dog and the owner is large there will be no response. They are not suitable races for first-time owners. A coach with extensive experience, time, firmness and love can achieve a good performance.

Skye Terrier
Skye Terrier

Of 70 to 79: Breeds with functional intelligence and obedience are lower. They need some initial learning 30 or 40 repetition to show signs of understanding the order. Frequent is necessary a 100 repetitions of an exercise before giving a reliable result. His response is slow and uneven. After learning they have make repetitions frequent if not the results will be imperceptible as if they had never learned any exercise. Some qualify for these races as “impossible to train”. The reaction to the first order is less of the 25 % of the times. Sometimes they give back to their owners, ignoring his orders or defying your authority. The response to the orders is often insecure and slow, sometimes reluctantly. You can thwart more than one moderately experienced trainer and make doubt their skills at one of the more specialized.

Shih Tzu
Shih Tzu

Classification was performed by Stanley city After analyzing the responses of more of 200 work of the AKC judges (American Kennel Club) to a questionnaire on the intelligence of the different breeds of dogs.

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