I have a wonderful dog. She is a Keeshond, a breed not seen very often. They are a beautiful dog, very protective, but will show the burglar where they money is if she gets a cookie out of it. They are part of the “Non sporting Group” at the dog show. I interpret that as a dog that likes to sit on the couch with a cold glass of lemonade and watch the baseball game, and of course the Olympics when it’s on. Can’t get them away from the TV then.
I was curious at how her intelligence ranked overall with some of the other well known breeda, and the genius of the dog world. Here is the list of the ten smartest dogs……………
- Border Collie
- German Shepherd
- Golden Retreiver
- Doberman Pinscher
- Labrador retriever
- Shetland Sheepdog
Keeshonds rank at #17 she is right above the German Shorthair Pointer. Now a German Shorthair Pointer is pretty damned smart! It points out the birds to the hunters….”Hey, hey hey Guys… over there over there shhhh'” then flushes birds and runs out in the water or the field and brings the birds back to the Hunter. Smart! My Husband had one before we got married. Poor thing was gun-shy. Joe shot the gun on their first outing scared the dog, and the dog grabbed the truck keys, hopped in the truck and drove home by herself. Wanted nothing to do with hunting, or guns. Poor Joe-Man! Funny!
However, my dog “Tootsie”, the name is a long story, can flush birds like a champ, she can herd my cat and the kids that come to visit my neighbors.
She is beautiful, she is sweet, she knows tricks, but she still can’t understand why the cat hates her and won’t play.
She is a good “Mommy Sitter” when I am sick, hates the Mailman, and knows the sounds of all the vehicles in the family and who is home’
Everyone should have a good dog….it doesn’t even have to be smart dog! Even the dumb ones love you.