Smartest dog breeds in the world

Before anyone gets upset their own little furry genius didn't get a mention here, a caveat. It's hard to measure a dog's intelligence and Stanley Coren, Ph.D. (via Psychology Today), a top dog in the dog research world, says it's as tough as herding cats. The biggest problem is there are different kinds of intelligence. A dog can be smart when it comes to herding but not so keen on retrieving, for example — instinctive intelligence. There's also adaptive intelligence — a dog's ability to learn based on environmental cues — and it also depends on training, the individual dog, and the bond the dog has with its humans. Long story short, there are a lot of arguments that can be made. Let's just agree to disagree and take the opportunity to talk dogs and look at some adorable pictures.