« on: April 14, 2014, 04:36:30 pm »Message ID: 870536
I would get one of the most intelligent breeds, and they come in all shapes and sizes, for they will be easier to train. I have owned German shepherds, poodles, and a Papillon. Here's a list of the top 10 in intelligence (from "The Intelligence of Dogs"):
Understanding of New Commands: Less than 5 repetitions.
Obey First Command: 95% of the time or better.
1 Border Collie
3 German Shepherd
4 Golden Retriever
5 Doberman Pinscher
6 Shetland Sheepdog
7 Labrador Retriever
10 Australian Cattle Dog