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The Smartest Dog Breeds in America

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Alaskan Klee Kai

The Alaskan Klee Kai was bred in the 1970s from hard-working and intelligent husky dogs. It comes in three sizes and is alert, energetic, and curious.

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American Leopard Hound

The American Leopard Hound is a hunting breed characterized by intelligence and toughness. It is one of the oldest tree dog breeds (which force prey into trees) and has extremely strong tracking abilities, hunting game such as raccoon, bear, bobcat, and cougar. It’s also protective of children.

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American Staffordshire Terrier

The American Staffordshire terrier, also known as the AmStaff, is considered a bull type and is bigger than its British cousin, the Staffordshire bull terrier. It is intelligent and naturally playful.

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Australian Kelpie

The Australian Kelpie originated from collie type dogs imported from Scotland, and was developed to withstand the harsh heat and dry conditions of Australia. It’s an extremely intelligent and eager herding dog.