Are Poodles really very intelligent?
Some consider this breed to be the most intelligent of all purebred dogs. The Poodle is certainly very intelligent and excellent at learning tricks and activities for competition. The Poodle is also a rather mellow dog overall, especially the standard variety as an adult. This breed has a natural hunting instinct, though even toy Poodles will point birds. Poodles are so intelligent that they may become bored quite easily if not challenged or given some chance to play and exercise regularly.