My Maltese Puppy

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What do we mean by Canine Intelligence?

There are three separate forms; learning ability and problem solving; the ability to respond appropriately to commands; and breed- related instinctive intelligence.  Comparing breed intelligence is difficult.  How to compare breeds that have been developed as specialists; terriers adept at working below ground, collies, the expert sheep herders; or the borzoi, a keen sighted speedy hunter?  and what about the good old mongrel, so often highly quick witted?