The World’s 15 Smartest Dog Breeds

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14 – English Cocker Spaniel

The English Cocker Spaniel, or the Cocker Spaniel as it’s known in America, is a gun dog breed that exhibits a very high level of working and adaptive intelligence. They are, by nature, an active breed who works well as a hunting dog, whether by land or water.

These dogs are supremely good-natured and sociable animals who prefer to bond with one human. They are alert and display a good sense of taking direction, making them the perfect companions for a hunting trip. English Cocker Spaniels are loyal, and once they bond with an owner or family, it can be difficult to remove that bond. With a good amount of training and socialization, young Spaniels can grow to be suitable for families with small children and other animals.