These are the smartest dog breeds according to a published psychologist.

A psychologist names Stanley Coren wrote a book called 'The Intelligence of Dogs' including a survey of 199 dog obedience judges, according to Business Insider.  The judges determined a dog's intelligence by studying the following characteristics;

"...there's adaptive intelligence (i.e., figuring stuff out), working intelligence (i.e., following orders), and instinctive intelligence (i.e., innate talent) — not to mention spatial intelligence, kinesthetic intelligence, interpersonal intelligence, and more.

I have a Labrador Retriever and she came in the Top Tier which is

"The brightest working dogs, who tend to learn a new command in less than five seconds and obey at least 95% of the time."

Here are the dog breeds who landed in the Top Tier:

1. Border collie
2. Poodle
3. German shepherd
4. Golden retriever
5. Doberman pinscher
6. Shetland sheepdog
7. Labrador retriever
8. Papillon
9. Rottweiler
10. Australian cattle dog