What Is Your Dog's Canine IQ?

Think you've got a brilliant beagle? Or maybe you're afraid your dachshund is dumb? Find out the truth with our PoochQ Test!

Doctor Dorian
Created by Doctor Dorian
On Mar 19, 2015

What does your dog do when he/she hears the word "treat"?

When it's time to learn a new trick, how does your dog respond?

A ham sandwich is missing! You're a strong believer in due process, so before bringing any charges, you decide to observe the primary suspect from a distance. What do you see?

Uh oh! Looks like SOMEONE had a little accident! How does your dog react?

When a mysterious package is delivered to your door, what does your dog do?

When familiar humans come over for dinner, what does your dog do?

When you go to the dog park, what's the first thing your dog does?

How well does your dog know and interact with your daily routine?

You and the pooch are on vacation! You've just arrived at the cottage you rented. What does the pooch do first?

Choose the list that contains your dog's breed. For dogs from mixed breeds, use the primary breed.

PoochQ Score: 100

PoochQ Score: 100

Your dog's PoochQ Score is 100. They're lovable and excitable, but not exactly prone to tricks and surprises of intellect. Sure, he/she may not be Einstein (or should we say, "Canine-stein"?), but that's okay... After all, you weren't looking for a pup who could teach you trigonometry. You were looking for a loyal friend, and when it comes to that, we bet your dog is top of the class!

PoochQ Score: 110

PoochQ Score: 110

Your dog's PoochQ Score is 110. That means you've got a pretty smart canine on your hands - capable of learning tricks and a large amount of emotional intelligence. Sure, you've trained Rover to go fetch the newspaper for you, but by the time it's in your hands, Rover has already read the comics and most of the classified ads. He/she is also smart enough to wonder why anyone would get a newspaper in this day and age.

PoochQ Score: 120

PoochQ Score: 120

Your dog's PoochQ Score is 120. Yes, you've got a scholar who wears a collar! Your dog is the kind of canine-Einstein who can tell you exactly why the Confederacy lost the Battle of Gettysburg, or explain how the seemingly-terrible movie "Starship Troopers" is actually a brilliant work of social and political satire. If only he/she was smart enough to drive to the dog park without you. In reality, though - you have an extremely intelligent dog on your hands! And if it seems like he/she doesn't always show it, that's because they aren't interested in showing off - another big sign of intelligence in dogs!

PoochQ Score: 150

PoochQ Score: 150

Your dog's PoochQ Score is 150! This means that your dog is ridiculously brilliant. In fact, your dog is so smart that he/she is probably the one who's using the computer and taking this test right now. Congratulations, Professor Pooch! You're clearly the smartest dog in town! Make sure to share your score on your owner's Facebook! (This result means either A. You chose mostly ridiculous answers and had fun with this piece, or B. You need to alert NASA of the alien that has taken over your dog's brain. Seriously.)