The 10 smartest dog breeds that would pass any IQ test

Border Collie These herders are the valedictorians of dog world. They can teach a command in less than five repetitions and they can follow it at least 95%. 

Poodle You can now adopt cockapoos or goldendoodles. Breeders however love regular ol' poochs for their hypoallergenic qualities. Coren awarded the silver medal for working intelligence to the curly-coated cuties. 

German Shepherd German Shepherds are happy to serve as therapy dogs, police dogs, sight dogs, and medical assistance dogs. It's not surprising that they have a consistent obedience. 

Golden Retriever This is right, one of America's most beloved family pets took home straight A's during this intelligence survey. Goldens are a breed that was originally meant for hunting. However, they also love to be playful and goofy once in a while (which you probably already know if yours is one). 

Doberman Pinscher Louis Dobermann, a German tax collector, wanted a medium-sized dog to serve as both a companion and guard dog. These fearless protectors are capable of holding their own, or hanging with children. 

Shetland Sheepdog These adorable fluffballs are smaller than the collies but they can still compete in agility, obedience, and herding. Shelties can be a bit more aggressive than other dogs, and they will often bark, chase, and herd. However, their affectionate nature, and love of cuddles, will make up for any bad feelings. 

Labrador Retriever Labs are a joy to be around, no matter if they are used as guide dogs or narcotic detection dog, or just for their daily companionship. They have been the most loved breed in America for 27 consecutive years. 

Papillon  The first toy breed to crack the top 10, papillons aren't your average lap dogs. The 5-pound wonders often take home top prizes at competitive agility trials, according to the American Kennel Club. Their name — French for "butterfly" — alludes to their tall, pointed ears. 

Rottweiler Rottweilers are likely to be a descendant of drover dogs from Ancient Rome. They have the tough, reliable temperament. A Rottweiler owner who is committed will make sure their dog is well-trained and happy. This will bring them the joy of being a loyal and loving friend. 

Australian Cattle Dog While the Australian Cattle Dog is not in the top 50 AKC's popularity ranking, don't overlook this intelligent breed. The high-energy, intelligent and friendly herders are best when they have a job.