Monday, August 10, 2009
Dogs are as smart as youngsters
According to recent studies, man's best friend has the IQ similar to that of a 2-year old. Most average dogs can learn around 165 words. Although some dogs might even be able to get up around the 250 mark. Not all dogs are the same though, some breeds are smarter than others and Border Collies seem to be at the top of the list. Following the border collie in order are poodles, German shepherds, golden retrievers, dobermans, Shetland sheepdogs, and finally Labrador retrievers.
Both dogs and 2-year olds experience anger, fear, happiness, and disgust. Apparently dogs can correct you if you can't add one plus one and can count up to four or five.