Tuesday, March 12
I is for Intelligence.... The Intelligence of Dogs
According to S. Coren, author of "The Intelligence of Dogs", there are three types of dog intelligence:
Adaptive Intelligence (learning and problem-solving ability). This is specific to the individual animal and is measured by canine IQ tests.
Instinctive Intelligence. This is specific to the individual animal and is measured by canine IQ tests.
This is breed dependent.
The Intelligence Ranking
Stanley Coren is a neuropsychologist and professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Coren has published articles in medical journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health and Sleep. He has appeared on numerous television programs including Good Morning America, CNN, The Osgood Files and The Today Show. Dr. Coren is a fellow of the American Psychology Association, American Psychology Society and Canadian Psychology Association. He was recently awarded the Killam Memorial Fellowship.
Ranks 1 to 10 Brightest Dogs Understanding of New Commands: Less than 5 repetitions.
Obey First Command: 95% of the time or better.
1 Border Collie
3 German Shepherd !!!!!!!!!
4 Golden Retriever
5 Doberman Pinscher
6 Shetland Sheepdog
7 Labrador Retriever
10 Australian Cattle Dog
Canine IQ tests can be found here
We have ambitions for Bing! The people at Puppy Class have commented how quickly he is learning.
Like many other dog lovers/owners we watched Crufts. The Agility Class is one of my favourites. It would seem that training can not commence until Bing is a year old as his muscles and bones need to be fully developed. At The Dog Club there is an Agility Section which I am hoping to join when Bing is old enough. We are going to build some low hurdles for him in the paddock so he gets the basic idea to jump. We will also look into buying a tunnel...again so he gets the idea he plays with it by running through it.
This puppy was 6 months old when this video was taken............hmmmmmm watch this space! For more ABC fun follow the link in my sidebar.