Doggone Smart

Your dog may play dumb, but only because they know it will get them a treat!

A new study finds most dogs can count, can learn up to 150 words, and can intentionally deceive adults to get treats. Experts at the University of British Columbia say a dog's mental ability is roughly the same as that of a two-and-a-half year-old.

Border Collies are the smartest dogs, followed by Poodles, German Shepherds and Golden Retrievers. And get this, super dogs, those in the top 20 percent, can learn up to 250 words.


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