Intelligent dogs are an excellent addition to any home. However, their intelligence brings a responsibility into your life. You need to keep smart dogs busy and happy all the time. An intelligent dog who becomes bored can become destructive and can be a problem barker. If you have time and inclination, your life will be enhanced by owning any of these smart dogs.
1. German Shepherd
The German Shepherd was first bred to be a herding dog. As the need for herding dogs has decreased, the intelligence of the German Shepherd has allowed it to branch out into protection roles and service dog activities.
The German Shepherd is a big and muscular dog, and obedience training is essential. The German Shepherd will bond with their primary handler, and will want to be with them as much as possible. German Shepherds will tolerate older children who are respectful, but small children may ruffle them.