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Here are 10 of the smartest dogs in the world — does your pup make the list?

Victoria is a regular contributor to PetMD, the largest global source of pet health information. PetMD's content is created by veterinary professionals and covers 9 different species.

These are some of the most intelligent dog breeds on earth (and cutest, in our opinion)

9. Rottweiler

These are some of the most intelligent dog breeds on earth (and cutest, in our opinion)
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Another herding dog, the rottweiler began in Germany as a true work companion. They are still primarily used for work as guard dogs and as police dogs. They are well-known for their stoicism, keen perception, courage and unflagging loyalty. They make excellent additions to the family.

Ready for a surprise? Even at an average of 100 pounds and as much as 27-inches high, these pooches aren't awful at apartment dwelling so long as you keep them well-exercised.

More: 11 Things only Rottweiler owners understand

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