Recent study of intelligence ranking by breed have been established to be more accurate..(you will be surprised by the results)

Thought you guys might find this interesting. There has been a more accurate ranking system established for the intelligence of a breed/dog and you might be surprised with the results. Apparently our beloved corgis are among the ten LOWEST in intelligence on the chart.

Ranking of Dogs for Obedience and Working Intelligence:


1. Poodle
2. Border Collie
3. Doberman Pinscher
4. Golden Retriever
5. German Shepherd
6. Shetland Sheepdog
7. Labrador Retriever
8. Papillon
9. Rottweiler
10. Australian cattle dog
11. Schipperke Belgian sheepdog
12. Miniature schnauzer
13. English springer spaniel
14. Belgian Tervuren
15. Shih Tzu
16. Collie Keeshond
17. German short-haired pointer
18. Flat-coated retriever; English cocker spaniel; Standard schnauzer
19. Brittany spaniel
20. Cocker spaniel; Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever*
21. Weimaraner
22. Belgian Malinois; Bernese Mountain dog
23. Pomeranian
24. Irish water spaniel
25. Vizsla
26. Border terrier; Briard
27. Chesapeake Bay retriever; Puli; Yorkshire terrier
28. Giant schnauzer; Portuguese water dog
29. Airedale; Bouvier des Flandres
30. Mastiff; Beagle
31. Welsh springer spaniel
32. Manchester terrier
33. Samoyed
34. Field spaniel; Newfoundland; Australian terrier; American Staffordshire terrier; Gordon setter; Bearded collie
35. American Eskimo dog*; Cairn terrier; Kerry blue terrier; Irish setter
36. Norwegian elkhound
37. Affenpinscher; Silky terrier Miniature pinscher; English setter; Pharaoh hound; Clumber spaniel
38. Norwich terrier
39. Dalmatian
40. Soft-coated wheaten terrier; Bedlington terrier; Smooth-haired fox terrier
41. Curly-coated retriever; Irish wolfhound
42. Kuvasz; Australian shepard
43. Saluki; Finnish spitz; Pointer
44. Cavalier King Charles spaniel; German wirehaired pointer; Black-and-tan coonhound; American water spaniel
45. Siberian husky; Bichon fries; English toy spaniel
46. Tibetan spaniel; English foxhound; Otterhound; American foxhound; Greyhound; Harrier*; Parson Russell terrier*; Wirehaired pointing griffon
47. West Highland white terrier; Havanese*; Scottish deerhound
48. Boxer; Great Dane
49. Dachshund; Staffordshire bull terrier; Shiba Inu*
50. Malamute
51. Whippet; Chinese shar-pei; Wirehaired fox terrier
52. Rhodesian ridgeback
53. Ibizan hound; Welsh terrier; Irish terrier
54. Boston terrier; Akita
55. Skye terrier
56. Norfolk terrier; Sealyham terrier
57. Pug
58. French bulldog
59. Brussels griffon; Maltese terrier
60. Italian greyhound
61. Chinese crested
62. Dandie Dinmont terrier; Vendeen; Tibetan terrier; Japanese chin; Lakeland terrier
63. Old English sheepdog
64. Great Pyrenees
65. Scottish terrier; Saint Bernard
66. Bull terrier; Petite Basset Griffon; Vendeen*
67. Chihuahua
68. Lhasa apso
69. Bullmastiff
70. Cardigan Welsh corgi
71. Basset hound
72. Pembroke Welsh corgi
73. Pekingese
74. Bloodhound
75. Borzoi
76. Chow chow
77. Bulldog
78. Basenji
79. Afghan hound

As you noticed the Pembroke Welsh Corgi only places the 72 nd smartest dog and the Cardigan not being to far ahead at the 70th smartest.  I did some more research on this new study and was quite surprised how accurate and reliable the ranking system is compared to the older one. Sorry if these new results sadden you but I hope it doesn't change the way you feel about your beloved corgis.  If you would like to read more on this new ranking system click on this link and it will tell you all about it.  New Dog Intelligence Ranking System Link

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Comment by Kristen Schaub on April 7, 2013 at 12:41pm

Not too sure if this was an April Fool's joke or not...but the Corgi is smart enough to convince the Queen of England they should live like royalty in the palace!!!

I think the loyalty factor outweighs their obedience... they want to be with their people so much- they will disobey to be close, protect, or alert...

Comment by Brooke Busteed on April 3, 2013 at 3:10pm

HAHAHAHA door knobs smarter than a Pomeranian damn near made me pee my pants laughing.

Comment by Lois B. Allen on April 3, 2013 at 3:02pm

Luffy needs to put you in the dog house!

Comment by Susan Stanton on April 3, 2013 at 12:45pm

Bertie and Ethel are looking at me, eyes rolling, as if to say, "really, you fell for that? Have you met us?  Now, bring us a cookie as an apology!"

That was a good April Fool's joke!

Comment by ding u on April 3, 2013 at 4:37am

intelligence and obedience are two very different things, if not complete opposites. how can they test them together?

Comment by Laurie on April 2, 2013 at 10:19pm

This is better than the "Snow Snake" article in the Billings Gazette several years ago!

Comment by Tammey & Caven on April 2, 2013 at 9:03pm

I was just looking and looking for Corgis and I saw  Pomeranian and I thought "wait a minute I have door knobs that are smarter than a  Pomeranian".

Comment by Amy Lorenzen on April 2, 2013 at 2:13pm

April Fool's?  You got me too. I love my Corgi butts no matter what!!

Comment by Geri & Sidney on April 2, 2013 at 2:06am

You got me!

Comment by Natalie, Fiona, & Django on April 1, 2013 at 11:41pm
Hahahaha! Like Beth, I was thinking, "Wait. A Bassett ranks above a Corgi??" Lol!

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