Skip to main content Skip to header navigation

The 10 Smartest Dogs Breeds Are Some of the Most Popular

8. Papillon

 

Papillion
Image: Rico./Flickr

This deceptively cute, butterfly-eared dog is smarter, tougher and stronger than it appears (it’s like the bionic dog). Often described as a big dog in a little body, it has the athletic stamina to keep up on long walks and the bravura of a canine 10 times its size. The Papillon is a true companion and watchdog. Although they can be ferociously protective over what belongs to them, their keen intelligence makes it possible to take them anywhere. Let’s not forget they can be litter-box trained, a big plus.

These sweet pooches are a teensy 10-inches high and weigh only 9 pounds, perfect for those with smaller homes or apartments.

Next: Labrador retriever

Leave a Comment

Comments are closed.