Border collies: smartest dogs, overachievers, excel at any task. Energetic, need constant stimulation to prevent destructive behavior.
Australian shepherds: bright, active, friendly. Diligent workers, crave physical and mental challenges. Fast learners, need mental stimulation. Ideal for dog sports.
Poodles: smart, versatile. Originally hunting dogs, now diligent workers and great companions. Learn complex tricks, balance on ball, jump through hoop. Also excel as service dogs.
Australian cattle dogs: focused, driven. Close bond with owner. Bred for herding, need job. Smart, anticipate humans. Stimulated or may engage in destructive behavior.
German shepherds: loyal, protective, high-energy. Need a job to feel purposeful. Intelligent, fast learners. Thrive on tasks and serving their humans.
Sheltie: observant, eager to learn, responsive to training, forms strong bonds with owners, good at reading people.
Papillon: small, friendly, alert, active; not just a lap dog. Can be stubborn but quick to learn with rewarding training.
Rottweiler: expert at reading people, affectionate and playful with known individuals, trainable with trust. Vigilant for safety, learns various actions.
Jack Russell Terrier: fearless, energetic, sharp-witted, stubborn. Excels in dog sports. Challenging to train but learns complex tricks with motivation.
Golden Retriever: smart, people-pleaser, excels in training and service work. Great in dog sports. Adaptable to different households.