The brightest dog breeds

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  1. transam

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    Are apparently

    border collie
    German shepherd
    Mini Australian shepherd
    Yorkshire terrier
    Australian kelpie

    dumbest are

    basset hounds
    Beagles
    Bloodhounds

    researchers scoured the globe
    And found dogs that could learn 12 new toy names a week

    one could remember over 100

    the top six that could learn these names were all border collies
     
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    Border collies don’t make great pets for people who can’t satisfy their high energy, high intelligence.

    get a greyhound, super low energy - just don’t walk it on an extending lead or you might get a broken wrist.
     
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    Two border collies here, mental stimulation is much more important for them than miles walked, though they will work for hours if you want them to. You have to find them jobs to do, or they will find one to do themselves (these probably aren't things you want them to do).
     
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    As you may know, I aim for one laugh out loud, belly-busting guffaw a day.

    Thank you!
     
  7. There's a video on YooToob of a German Shepherd v Belgian Marinois type scenario which is fairly popular with working dog owners 'round 'ere.

    It's a Police exercise where the baddie with the padded arm is at the front of a hall full of rows of chairs. When released the Shepherd uses it's intelligence & dexterity to work out how to get at the baddie & swiftly weaves it's way through the chairs to apprehend the target.

    The Marinois when released is BOOM, what f#kk1n chairs. Over them or through them, the only thing that matters to it is to grab that arm.

    There's no doubt that both dogs are very well bred & very highly trained, but it does serve as an example of how different breeds can behave differently in the same circumstances. Certain qualities, talents & temperaments are bred into a breed for very specific reasons. Nowadays it seems it's more important that they don't shed hair or they fit in a handbag.

    There are no bad breeds & there are no bad dogs. Only bad breeders & bad owners & the type of people who like owning dogs but don't actually like dogs.
     
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    We had two BC's, until last year when we had to have the older one put down, now we have just the one female - which is our third BC. The first one was the super intelligent one, but she had to be put down at 3 with a brain tumour - what she taught herself was incredible. No 2, a male and no matter what you did to prevent it, would take himself off on walks alone around the village. When my partner passed away, he mopped for weeks by the spot she had died.

    I always remember the first one's constantly teasing me. I would be laid on my back struggling under the car, she would be laid on her back alongside me watching. I would put something down, she would pick it up and be away with it.

    So now we just have No3, a female, around 10. I'm a bit limited for walking far, so my new partner does the exercising, at 5am and when she gets back from work. She gets her to our garden gate, then just asks the dog where she wants to go and follows her lead. My partner didn't know her way round when she first came here, but the dog showed her round and all the local walks. A place we sometimes go stay with the caravan, has a country walk of several miles well away from the roads. New partner didn't know the way, but the dog knew it well and showed her the route.

    I put the dinner on ready for her arriving home from work just after 6, which is the signal for the dog to want to go sit by the front gate to await her return. I just keep an eye on her, waiting for the tail to start wagging, then I know partner is in sight and I can start plating dinner up. She spots her from 100 yards away, as soon as she turns the corner at the end of the road.

    Between walks, she spends her waking time teasing and taunting me. Her favourite game is chasing and catching tennis balls, which she tries to throw back to you for you to catch and chasing cats, squirrels, rabbits and foxes, out of the back garden. She caught a squirrel yesterday, clambering up the wall of the garage and spent several minutes chasing it from one end to the other - it had incredible agility.
     
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    My dog was reading about those so-called bright dogs on her iPad. When I asked her what she thought of it, she gave me one of those looks and just rolled her eyes. :rolleyes:

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    Our dog has a toy box and every toy has a name. Foxy bingo, shrimpy, big Ted, baby Ted, honk, farting Wilbur, Tom Daley etc etc.
    If we tell her to fetch a particular toy, she will root around in the box, taking the top ones out if she has to until she finds the toy we have asked for. Honest.

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    A friend got a retired racing greyhound…and that’s literally what they told him - greyhounds have such high acceleration, they can be doing 30 mph by the time they’ve run the length of an extending lead.

    funny but true :D
     
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    A neighbour had one - it helped with the decorating by removing all the wallpaper whilst they were out
     
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    Next door to us has one too. It helps us keep alert by barking at everything and anything from 6 in the morning to 11 at night. Birds, squirrels, helicopters, planes, trees, clouds, the moon…….
     
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    Them bull dogs always strike me as thick ? ??

    Neighbour one door down has an
    Irish wolfhound it’s massive

    dchshounds are thick as well

    one bit me a couple weeks ago

    obviously they have a P poor judge of character
     
  16. For a favour, me & my lad popped 'round in the van to a local'ish address to pick up something a neighbour had bought off FB. There was these big gorgeous double wooden gates blocking the driveway that wound the few hundred yards distance to a bungalow that you could smell the £money wafting from . . .

    With no visible sign of any gate entry intercom, my lad took it upon himself to jump the gates & walk up to the bungalow. I don't know if I saw them first or he did, but half way up the drive 2 of the worlds BIGGEST Irish wolfhounds came bounding out. I stepped back from the gate, mostly because my lad is going to bolt for the gate & jump for his life, but also because I really didn't believe the gates would hold them back & survive a full head on battering.

    My lad froze, there was no way he could make the gates & I remember him briefly looking over his shoulder as if to say goodbye. My heart was in my mouth as less than 5' away from him both dogs gouged out lines in the driveway using their front paws as brakes. One of 'em stood up & with a paw on each shoulder started to lick his face off, the other rolled on its back for a tummy tickle.

    We can laff about it now, but my lad really did think he'd be eaten alive & readily admits he poo'd in his pants !
     
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    I can smell something………
     
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