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Strange — it didn’t seem to me as though my Ebony (the Newfoundland pictured above) got less smart as Time took her physical attributes to new lows.

But, according to the list of Top Ten Smartest Dogs for 2017, which came to the forefront in January, the Newfoundland dropped from No. 6 in 2013 to off the list in 2017!

Here’s a further comparison from the 2013 to 2017 lists:

2017 Top Ten Smartest Dogs:
No. 1 —- Border Collie
No. 2 —- Poodle
No. 3 —- German Shepherd Dog
No. 4 —- Golden Retriever
No. 5 —- Doberman Pinscher
No. 6 —- Shetland Sheepdog
No. 7 —- Labrador Retriever
No. 8 —- Papillon
No. 9 —- Rottweiller
No. 10 — Australian Sherpherd

Only the Border Collie and the Australian Shepherd retained their respective scores from 2013 to 2017.

2013 Top Ten Smartest Dogs:
No. 1 —- Border Collie
No. 2 —- German Shepherd Dog
No. 3 —- Beagle
No. 4 —- Bloodhound
No. 5 —- Labrador Retriever
No. 6 —- Newfoundland
No. 7 —- Belgian Melinois
No. 8 —- Golden Retriever
No. 9 —- Siberian Husky
No. 10 — Australian Sherpherd

Complaints? Comparisons? Thoughts?

+++++Credit:
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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