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2014-02-02 04:08:17 PM

wellreadneck: My malamutes don't seem to grasp the concept of "fetch".

"If you wanted it so bad, why did you throw it over there?"


Mine looks at me quizzically when I throw something for him to retrieve.  Then he lays down in the grass and barks at me.
 
2014-02-02 04:37:29 PM
Asking a veterinarian about dog intelligence makes about as much sense as asking an auto manufacturer about bicycle racing tires. If you want to know anything about canine intelligence, take a survey of dog trainers. It is a bullshiat article. Also, the chihuahua in the picture looks more like a papillon.
 
2014-02-02 04:47:51 PM

AngryDragon: haolegirl: At the pet clinic I work at we joke that the smart dogs are the ones that put up the most fight when coming in the door! I personally have everything from Chihuahuas to German shepherds and my shepherd was the smartest dog I've ever seen, by far. I'd brag, but this is the internet so nobody would believe me anyway :-\

My god, German Shepherds are smart.  Scary smart.  Problem solving smart.  When he was a puppy, my shepherd would sit and stare at a problem, like a toy under an overturned clothes basket, and just look at it.  Then after about a minute, he would nose the basket over the edge of the stairs until the toy dropped out the bottom and reach over and grab it.  No flurry of activity or panic.  Just look, analyse, and solve.

If they had thumbs and speech, we would be in serious trouble.


Since you're in the know, I'll share. Was standing outside with the neighbors, when we saw the ladder that was up against the side of the house move about three feet over so that it was now leaning against the fence. After a few moments the ladder started to kinda rock a bit...all of a sudden there's my dog, jumping the fence. We didn't believe it was real, so we put everything back the way it was. Took her even less time on her second escape attempt! Guess she just wanted to be where the action was.
 
2014-02-02 04:54:55 PM

haolegirl: AngryDragon: haolegirl: At the pet clinic I work at we joke that the smart dogs are the ones that put up the most fight when coming in the door! I personally have everything from Chihuahuas to German shepherds and my shepherd was the smartest dog I've ever seen, by far. I'd brag, but this is the internet so nobody would believe me anyway :-\

My god, German Shepherds are smart.  Scary smart.  Problem solving smart.  When he was a puppy, my shepherd would sit and stare at a problem, like a toy under an overturned clothes basket, and just look at it.  Then after about a minute, he would nose the basket over the edge of the stairs until the toy dropped out the bottom and reach over and grab it.  No flurry of activity or panic.  Just look, analyse, and solve.

If they had thumbs and speech, we would be in serious trouble.

Since you're in the know, I'll share. Was standing outside with the neighbors, when we saw the ladder that was up against the side of the house move about three feet over so that it was now leaning against the fence. After a few moments the ladder started to kinda rock a bit...all of a sudden there's my dog, jumping the fence. We didn't believe it was real, so we put everything back the way it was. Took her even less time on her second escape attempt! Guess she just wanted to be where the action was.


My neighborhood busy-body nods knowingly...

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2014-02-02 04:59:38 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12067099

Chaser. The Border Collie.

It isn't simply knowing words. It's the capacity of that dog to make abstractions.

First it was "doll". And the dog would fetch a doll from another room.
They then changed the doll, and it would still fetch a doll from among other items.
Then, they showed the dog a picture of a doll. And the dog was able to fetch it.

Language, memory, abstraction. It's smarter than a lot of people who drive cars.
 
2014-02-02 05:11:40 PM

haolegirl: Since you're in the know, I'll share. Was standing outside with the neighbors, when we saw the ladder that was up against the side of the house move about three feet over so that it was now leaning against the fence. After a few moments the ladder started to kinda rock a bit...all of a sudden there's my dog, jumping the fence. We didn't believe it was real, so we put everything back the way it was. Took her even less time on her second escape attempt! Guess she just wanted to be where the action was


I absolutely believe it.  Plan on getting another once I'm over the loss of my buddy.  They are spectacular companions.
 
2014-02-02 05:14:22 PM
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WTF does that even mean?
 
2014-02-02 05:25:27 PM

cgraves67: Dumb article. It made no arguments for the breeds' actual intelligence but rather went into why they are frequently badly behaved.


A lot of people have a bad habit of conflating "smart" with "easily trained".
 
2014-02-02 05:28:57 PM

AngryDragon: haolegirl: Since you're in the know, I'll share. Was standing outside with the neighbors, when we saw the ladder that was up against the side of the house move about three feet over so that it was now leaning against the fence. After a few moments the ladder started to kinda rock a bit...all of a sudden there's my dog, jumping the fence. We didn't believe it was real, so we put everything back the way it was. Took her even less time on her second escape attempt! Guess she just wanted to be where the action was

I absolutely believe it.  Plan on getting another once I'm over the loss of my buddy.  They are spectacular companions.


Sorry for your loss...maybe your new friend is at the shelter right now waiting on you to go find him.
 
2014-02-02 06:02:47 PM

haolegirl: Sorry for your loss...maybe your new friend is at the shelter right now waiting on you to go find him


That was sweet.  Thank you.
 
2014-02-02 06:05:05 PM
My sister had the most beautiful chocolate Cocker and he was literally too stupid to breed.

Her bestie had a blond Cocker they wanted to breed. He would get very excited and foam at the mouth, but he literally was too stupid to figure out how to mount her.

Sweet boy. Lovable. Stupid.
 
2014-02-02 06:07:19 PM

BullBearMS: My sister had the most beautiful chocolate Cocker and he was literally too stupid to breed.

Her bestie had a blond Cocker they wanted to breed. He would get very excited and foam at the mouth, but he literally was too stupid to figure out how to mount her.

Sweet boy. Lovable. Stupid.


That pretty much sums up Cockers.
 
2014-02-02 06:19:58 PM

AngryDragon: haolegirl: Sorry for your loss...maybe your new friend is at the shelter right now waiting on you to go find him

That was sweet.  Thank you.


Only 99.9% of Fark are assholes ;-)
 
2014-02-02 06:25:23 PM

haolegirl: AngryDragon: haolegirl: Sorry for your loss...maybe your new friend is at the shelter right now waiting on you to go find him

That was sweet.  Thank you.

Only 99.9% of Fark are assholes ;-)


Just for you.  My little buddy.  May he be surrounded by squeakies as we speak...

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2014-02-02 07:05:58 PM

AngryDragon: haolegirl: AngryDragon: haolegirl: Sorry for your loss...maybe your new friend is at the shelter right now waiting on you to go find him

That was sweet.  Thank you.

Only 99.9% of Fark are assholes ;-)

Just for you.  My little buddy.  May he be surrounded by squeakies as we speak...


What soulful brown eyes. I read a poem once (wish I could find it for you) written from the perspective of a loved pet that had passed on. What it boiled down to was that they don't leave a will, but if they could they would leave their always full bowl, the hand that would pet them, their warm bed at night, to a dog that had never known these things. Thanks for sharing :)
 
2014-02-02 07:28:24 PM
take 5 random 5 stupid dog lists and you will end up with 25 stupid breeds
 
2014-02-02 09:00:43 PM

Evil Canadian: In my limited experience, you can get a dud, even out of a breed that is not supposed to be stupid.


The dumbest dog I've ever known was a chocolate Lab, and Labradors are normally considered one of the more intelligent dog breeds.  So you might be on to something.
 
2014-02-02 09:10:24 PM

simplicimus: BullBearMS: My sister had the most beautiful chocolate Cocker and he was literally too stupid to breed.

Her bestie had a blond Cocker they wanted to breed. He would get very excited and foam at the mouth, but he literally was too stupid to figure out how to mount her.

Sweet boy. Lovable. Stupid.

That pretty much sums up Cockers.


They're all cocked up?
 
2014-02-02 10:49:40 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Poodles aren't on the list? Really?

[Checks the link in TFA for the five smartest dogs.]

Poodles are smart?

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Well to be fair, they've managed to domesticate and keep their human owners grooming and fawning over them like morons for some reason.
 
2014-02-02 11:21:13 PM
I have a German Shepherd/Chow mix Named Moose. One day last summer we were outside washing my bike, it was a rare sunny day. After not hearing my dog for a few minutes I look over to see what he's up to and I can't find him. I look around front and don't see him so I walk in back and notice the backdoor is open. I go in and find my dog laying in front of the fan, the fan blowing on his balls.
 
2014-02-02 11:46:17 PM
Pugs are stubborn, not dumb. Big difference.
 
2014-02-02 11:47:36 PM
smartest dog I ever met was an ugly mutt who, if he had had thumbs, would have made an excellent con
scariest dog (speed, intent) was a k-9 belgian malinois
dumbest? irish setter - once cornered a spitting, hissing cat (several minutes of stand off) and then - stuck its face closer to sniff- backed off with a blood-dripping nose - and....SAT there, happily panting with a crimson tongue. dumb dog
 
2014-02-03 12:01:35 AM

magtec: Big Ramifications: Last time I remember this sorta "smart / dumb dog" list being presented....

....afterwards I saw a few TV interviews with EXTREMELY BUTT HURT Afgahn Hound breeders, trying to justifying their v.gey hobby of breeding tard-dogs Hahahaha!! Dumbest. Dog. Eva. No excuses.


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/ NSF...well, a lot of things
// Oh, Duchess
 
2014-02-03 01:11:06 AM
We now have Boston Terriers.  I've learned more about dogs from mine than I have from another dog I've ever owned.
The little female that imprinted on me has taught me how people can be so desperately in love with their dog.  After decades of dog ownership I finally get it.
When I come home from work, this is the first dog that has ever fallen over when I walk in the door.
All she wants is to be near me, and treats, treats are big, and play and be near me.
And smart, wicked smart.  Not crafty smart but smart with real horsepower behind it.  She's better at learning than I am at teaching her.
We have three Bostons and a 50lb mutt.  All four are rescued and spayed or neutered.

Yeah they're smart.  We also found out that they don't have to fart if you feed them the good food not the cheap crap.  So we're getting smarter too.
 
2014-02-03 03:05:35 AM
O Pug! by Stevie Smith is a great poem.  A short excerpt...


O Pug, some people do not like you,
But I like you,
Some people say you do not breathe, you snore,
I don't mind,
One person says he is always conscious of your behind,
Is that your fault?



In it's entirety at  http://999poems.blogspot.com/2011/05/837-o-pug-by-stevie-smith.html
 
2014-02-03 05:00:50 AM
Some people say that boxers are dumb and I've known a few that would make a bag of hammers look smart, but then I saw something at the beach that made me change my mind. This was a fairly sheltered little inlet, no waves. A guy threw a toy out into the water and sent his boxer to fetch it. She obviously didn't like the water and wasn't happy about it. She stood at the very edge of the water, hesitating, until she realized that there were some large rocks off to the side. She swam out to the rocks, picked her way along them until she had the shortest possible distance left to swim, then went out, got her toy, and went back to her owner the same way. Then the clueless oaf threw the toy back out into the water....

If you dream of having a dog who will play endless games of fetch at the beach, maybe you should get a dog who actually likes to do that. Possibly a breed with "retriever" somewhere in its name.
 
2014-02-03 09:41:30 AM
Victoly:
/ NSF...well, a lot of things
// Oh, Duchess



well played. i'd completely forgotten about that. damnit.
 
2014-02-03 09:51:53 AM

darkjezter: Evil Canadian: In my limited experience, you can get a dud, even out of a breed that is not supposed to be stupid.

The dumbest dog I've ever known was a chocolate Lab, and Labradors are normally considered one of the more intelligent dog breeds.  So you might be on to something.


It really depends on the breeders, you get a crappy breeder who's inbreeding you are going to get a dog as dumb as rocks.

Breeds like Irish Setter, Dalmatians, Cocker Spaniels, etc got their breeds destroyed because they became popular and unscrupulous breeders over-bred them to make a buck.

Moreover, breeds have been harmed because a certain look became popular in showing circles or are considered "cute". like For example, the flat faces of bulldogs causing severe breathing and overheating issues, drastically reducing their average lifespan to 6 years. Moreover, the small heads of King Charles Cavalier Spaniels can cause epilepsy.
 
2014-02-03 10:55:54 AM

Alexei Novikov: Number 1 does not surprise me. At all.  If my cat can beat it up, it's not a dog, it's an overgrown goddamn rat.


I hate to tell you.. But my Chihuahua  beats the hell out of my cat every chance he gets. And she, my cat, is pretty good at fighting. Shes even got me a few times with her claws and caused some decent bleeding. And hes not stupid but actually really smart. He knows when to steal my food. He figured out how to keep warm. He knows how to manipulate people into giving him what he wants. He even steals my covers when I am sleeping at night, multiple times if he needs to.
 
2014-02-03 12:24:44 PM

gordian: My husky/border collie/chow mix is crazy smart, and a total conspiracy theorist. She connects the strangest events -- got freaked out by a motorboat's wake passing on a river once in Louisiana, and now absolutely refuses to get close to the ocean because of the waves. Is highly suspicious of guys in hats and sunglasses. Expects me to howl with her whenever she hears coyotes (not so much conspiracy theorist there, but it always cracks me up). Glares at me when I offer her water after short walks, because she connects it to me telling her to get back in the car in the middle of long road trips when she still wants to run around and sniff stuff. Being on a leash when meeting other dogs = other dog is evil and she has to turn into a raving Cujo-sounding maniac; being off leash when meeting other dogs = other dog is cool new buddy.

Love her to bits, but she's a nut. I'm pretty sure she believes in black helicopters and chem-trails.


I'd love to see a pic of your dog.  The mix sounds adorable.
 
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