By Lynn Hayner | Posted: December 29, 2014, 1 p.m. PST
A dogbreed’s name may reveal something about his origins, his intended work, or perhaps the person instrumental in developing the breed. Other times, a breed’s name is just a name… and occasionally a confusing one at that.
For centuries, dog breeds have been named after geographical areas, the dog’s working purposes, or his appearance.
Some dog breeds are known for being incredibly intelligent. They’re quick to learn a trick, and if you’re not careful, they just might outsmart you. (And you probably wouldn’t be the first human to have that happen!)
We asked 266 veterinary professionals (including vets, techs and office managers) which breeds they deemed the brainiest.