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Border Collies are the smartest dog breed

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/9/2015 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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I am looking forward to the debate. I stand on the Pro side for this argument. The first round (this round) is for ACCEPTANCE, next round we will start the debate. Good luck!
Debate Round No. 1


"A dog is considered to be "smart" by human standards based upon a number of factors. In a book "The Intelligence of Dogs" British Columbia neuropsychologist Stanley Coren uses the train ability of a dog to indicate its level of intelligence. Researching professional trainer"s assessments of 110 dog breeds that were based on the dog"s performance on working and obedience testing, Coren labeled the most intelligent dogs as those that obeyed commands heard five or less times with a 95% success rate. The top breed in this testing was the border collie."

This information supports that the Border collie tested higher than all other dog breeds. Border collies can understand plenty of things as well,

"Border Collies are very intelligent; proof of Border Collie intelligence is Rico, a Border Collie study subject who could recognize more than 250 objects by name"

Finally, Border collies also "learn fast and are blessed with the ability to learn elaborate and complex training tricks."

This information suggests that Border collies are the easiest dog breed to teach things too, because of their fascinating memory.


Stanley Coren is very irrational and unreasonable. Being obedient doesn't mean being smart. It is called being slave. Slaves are usually very dumb, therefore Border Collies are the dumbest dog breed.
Debate Round No. 2


You obviously didn't read the rest of my argument considering I added that they can learn many words. "Border collies have the intelligence of a 2 year old baby" which is incredible for dogs. You can't say that Coren is wrong without proof, you can't say that border collies are the dumbest breed without proof, in fact, there is only proof for border collies being the smartest breed. You didn't include any evidence, you barely provided a rebuttal, and you barely made an argument. Vote Pro!


Your irrationality strikes me as odd...
Debate Round No. 3
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro makes good arguments as to why boder collies are the smartest dog breed while con uses ad hominem and uses poor arguments. Thus, pro wins.