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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shelties Rank In The Top 5 Breeds of Intelligence

Yesterday, it was reported in the news that Dr. Stanley Coren, Prof emeritus @ Univ of British Columbia presented his research findings to the American Psychological Association's (APA) annual meeting in Toronto in early August.

To cut to the chase, he figures the intellectual elite of the canine world, in descending order, are: Border collies, poodles, German shepherds, golden retrievers, Dobermans, Shetland sheepdogs, Labrador retrievers. He says the average dog has the mental abilities of a two-year old child, with an understanding of between 165 and 250 words.

Dr. Coren's Seminar in Ottawa put on by the group hosting the CSSA Nat'l 2006.

So how many words do you think your sheltie knows?

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