Measuring the Intelligence of a RottweilerThere have been different psychologists that test the intelligence of different dog breeds. For example, Stanley Coren (a psychologist) did a lot of research and studies to help determine the intelligence of a rottweiler. The intelligence was based on how many times a rottweiler could do something new and the percentage of which they obey when told to do a command. Together, these things will show how well a rottweiler learns and retains information they are taught. With Coren’s study, the results showed that a rottweiler can retain information and learn new commands in only 5 repetitions, sometimes even less. In some instances, rottweilers were able to obey commands after being taught that command only once.
Rottweilers and Other DogsMany other dog breeds will take 25 to 40 times before they learn something new. This means a rottweiler is 5 to 8 times smarter than the average dog. If you are looking for one of the most intelligent dog breeds in the world, a rottweiler is the type of dog you may want.
Reasons for Rottweiler IntelligenceThere are many reasons why rottweilers are so intelligent. Some of these reasons include the following:
- Great learners
- Obedient compared to many other dog breeds
- Excellent guardians or protectors for their family members
- Interpret real threats
- Able to quickly solve problems
- Learns from their mistakes
- Able to learn tasks quickly to help their owners