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Is Your Dog Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

How smart is your dog? Have you ever wondered?

Today I’d like to talk about canine intelligence. Sure, dogs are smart … but how smart are they?

As you may know, not all dogs are created equal. According to a recent report in Miller-McCune magazine, evidence shows that some dogs are smarter than others. But even the average dog is as smart as a 2-year-old child, with the ability to comprehend more than 150 words. He is smart enough to count to five AND smart enough to consciously deceive his loving owner!


So which breeds are the smartest? We have a great article that lists the 7 smartest breeds.

As for #1, I’m a believer. But as much as I love them, I’m not so sure about #4. Check out the list. Go to

If you’d like to know how smart YOUR dog is, find out. Just go to: 5 Tests to Tell Your Dog’s IQ. Go to: 5 Tests to Tell Your Dog’s IQ.

By the way, a dog’s name often has a lot to say about the dog. We’ve written some fun articles about dog names that you might enjoy.

To find a great name for a smart dog, go to: great names for smart dogs. Or, if your dog is not so smart, go to: great names for dumb dogs (I mean that in the nicest way!)