"Our family is finally ready for a dog, but we want to have a really smart one. Which breeds are the smartest and which should we avoid?"
A really smart one? What about a really LOVING one, or a really DEVOTED one, or an extremely SWEET one? Nooooooooooooo, this family wants a S M A R T dog. Do they want a dog that can do help with homework? or remodel their kitchen? or maybe they want a dog that can answer the phone? Oh, please ....
Mom says I am a smart dog. She thinks I am not as smart as Holly was (the previous dachshund that owned my family) because Holly was 'allowed' to go outside when there was no cute little fence and she did not run away. I on the other hand, given half a chance, would be in Kansas in a heartbeat. But I say to you ... who is smarter.... a dog that comes right back or one that likes road trips and adventure!?
"I wonder what's out there?"
Speaking of smart ... I went to work again today and I stayed the whole day... 8:30 to 5. I got treats from Mom's boss, and I got a treat from Mom and I got a treat from the nice lady in the office. NOW, who is smart!