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Monday, April 22, 2013

How Smart is Your Dog?

This is a repost from Dr. Jon:

Dogs are very smart animals.  In fact, some scientists estimate that the average dog is as smart as a 3-year-old child.  That means he is smart enough to understand more than 150 words, smart enough to count to five - and smart enough to outsmart the humans! (No doubt you've already learned that lesson.)

Yes, dogs are very smart - and some breeds are thought to be smarter than others.

Psychologist Stanley Coren, a leading canine researcher and author from the University of British Columbia, studied which breeds are the smartest. He analyzed data from 208 dog obedience judges in the USA and Canada to see where each breed fell on average.  Check out the results below to see if your dog made that list:

1. Border collies
2. Poodles
3. German shepherds
4. Golden retrievers
5. Dobermans
6. Shetland sheepdogs
7. Labrador retrievers

(Of course, we can't forget that these are just averages - every individual dog is different. We've met some really intelligent “dumb” breeds, and some very silly “smart” ones!)

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