Border Collies are smart and quick because they were made to group sheep. Chaser, a BC, knew the names of 1,022 toys and guessed the names of new things. Great for sports and making friends.
Poodles aren't just pretty dogs for the rich; they are also good at hunting, do well in many dog games, and make good friends. They are also the parents of many crossbred animals.
German Shepherds were made to group sheep and keep them safe. They are smart, self-reliant, and loyal. They are great at learning to obey and doing police work.
Golden Retrievers are great family and service dogs because they are easy to train and understand how people feel. They were originally made to be gun dogs, so they can think on their own and make decisions quickly.
Dobermans were originally made to be guard dogs, but they are also loyal, smart, and easy to train. They are very focused and are not as violent as their ancestors.
Papillons are surprisingly small, and despite having big ears, they are very smart and charming. They are descended from Spaniels and do well in games like agility and obedience.
Rottweilers can do a lot of different jobs, like herding cattle or working for the cops or military. If they are trained and led well, they can be good family pets.
Labradors are easy to train and make great service dogs because they think quickly and want to please their owners. They can also be used to sniff out drugs and physical problems.
The Australian Cattle Dog was made to handle cattle, so it is strong and smart. They need to play and exercise to keep their minds and bodies active
Shelties are herding dogs that come from the Shetland Islands. If you are smart and quick, you will do well in agility events. Good for farm work and letting owners know what's going on.