All Collies are inherently clever, although there are some exceptions that rise above the rest. The long-haired Collie is such an exception. It was bred for herding, and its responsivity makes it perfect for this task. Long-haired Collies are very smart, respond well to instructions, and enjoy
While they seem rather underwhelming, Welsh Corgis have been bred for herding. Their size works in their favor as they are able to move much more quickly and are more agile than the larger breeds, which allows them to do their job efficiently and quickly. Welsh Corgis are a cross breed of an original Welsh Corgi and a Swedish Vallhund, which explains their high intelligence and considerable intuition. Smart and loyal, Welsh Corgi make for perfect companions.
Shetland Sheep Dog
Shetland Sheep Dogs are rather unassuming, but they are rather strong and quick. Built from wiry muscle, this dog breed is very agile, very intelligent, and very loyal. Shetland Sheep Dogs are known for being very calm, as well, and for being very responsive.
English Cocker Spaniel
Originating from England, this Cocker Spaniel breed is one of the most ancient and prestigious dog breeds. They date back to the 15th century, and have been bred, trained and raised for hunting, but that does not make them bad domestic pets. Their intelligence is nothing to scoff at, and they are very commonly seen in dog contests.
This Anglo-Scottish breed is a royal breed that takes its name from an actual Duke. Like many English breeds, Gordon Setters have been bred for hunting, which makes it obvious that they are rather advanced in terms of intelligence. They are also extremely loyal and loving.
As their name say, Welsh Terriers originate from Wales, in which they were bred to hunt foxes and rodents. Welsh Terriers are rather intelligent, with a keen nose and a strong intuition, which allowed them to hunt the wily foxes easily. They are hard to train, but, once they are, they are very friendly and amazing companions.