These Are the Smartest Small Dog Breeds

Papillon

These little dogs are not just known for their distinctive butterfly-like ears but also for their intelligence and agility.

Toy Poodle

Poodles in general are highly intelligent, and the Toy Poodle is no exception. They're quick learners and excel in obedience training and various dog sports.

Miniature Schnauzer

Miniature Schnauzers are not only clever but also eager to please. They're quick learners and often excel in obedience and agility training.

Shetland Sheepdog

Often referred to as "Shelties," these small herding dogs are highly intelligent and excel in various dog sports, including obedience, agility, and herding trials.

Border Terrier

Despite their small size, Border Terriers are highly intelligent and known for their problem-solving skills. They're also eager to please, making them relatively easy to train.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Though they may be small, Corgis are known for their intelligence and herding instincts.

Miniature Pinscher

Often referred to as the "King of Toys," Miniature Pinschers are lively and intelligent dogs. They require mental stimulation and respond well to training.

French Bulldog

Frenchies may be known for their goofy personalities, but they're also quite intelligent. They're quick learners and respond well to positive reinforcement training methods.