Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What is the Smartest Breed of Dog

The American Psychological Association's (APA)hosted their 117th annual convention recently. The convention featured renowned psychologist and leading canine researcher Stanley Coren. Coren is a widely published author teaching at the University of British Columbia. The subject of his talk was "How Dogs Think."

Professor Coren's research revealed that Dogs are as smart as 2-year-old children, can comprehend more than 150 words although "super dogs" can comprehend up to 250 words, and can count up to four or five. The downside to Coren's reasearch? Dog are "consciously deceptive" and trick people into giving them what they want (like we didn't already know that!) "And they are nearly as successful in deceiving humans as humans are in deceiving dogs," Coren said.

To settle a common argument among dog owners over which is the most intelligent dog Coren studied data from 208 dog-obedience judges in the United States and Canada to determine the differences in working and obedience intelligence across different dog breeds. And the results of the smartest dog breed?

What is the most intelligent dog breed

  1. Smartest dog breed: Border collies.
  2. Poodles
  3. German shepherds.
  4. Golden retrievers
  5. Dobermans.
  6. Shetland sheepdogs
  7. Labrador retrievers

So what is the dumbest dog out there? I will let you guys decide that in the comments section.


Anonymous said...

Probably the basset hound! Mine is so stubborn

Kandice Day said...

Hmm..interesting. I always thought Aussie's and Healer's were the smartest, but maybe I'm biased. Love your site! Hit me up @LinwrightDesign if you need anything! I just got a Queensland-Catahoula mix at 5 weeks. He's out-of-control, but I'm hoping ro rein him in.....

Anonymous said...

Ours is an envionment where evil is perceived to be rewarded while good is punished. As with everything the Gods have a reason for creating this perception::::
People who fall on the good side of the good/evil scale have more favor, and when they do something wrong the Gods punish them BECAUSE THEY WANT THEM TO LEARN. The Gods want them to receive this feedback in hope they make corrections and begin to behave appropriately. The Gods DON'T like evil and refuse to grant this feedback.
EVERYBODY pays for what they do wrong, only evil people must wait until their next life before they will experience the wrath of the Gods, manifested in their reincarnation as a lower form of life into environments with increased/enhanced temptations.
Sadly, this allows the Gods to position this perception of evil rewarded as temptation, one which they use as an EXTREMELY effective corruptor.

Both Africa and the Medittereanean are regions which have sexual issues. This is a sign of morbid disfavor once you understand that females are the God's favored gender. Muhammad's (Mohammed's) polygamy halfway through his life as a prophet was preditory. Now a huge percentage of Muslims believes in male superiority and that the abuse of women is God's will. Female genital mutilation is still practiced in Africa. Black misogyny is the most eggregious example in the recent past.
Black member size is temptation to a predisposed population.
The patriarchal cancer spread throughout Europe because of Christianity, of which the majority of policy makers were Italian men. Expect the largest landowner in Europe and the continent's original superpower also played a major role in African slavery.

Militancy in Africa is consistant with the Iraqi example, as was slavery and the KKK here in America:::Fear enforces proper behavior. Without it we see what happens as a result of gross/morbid disfavor:::::AIDS, crack babies, dead young men in gangland retaliation killings. This is the purpose behind many black's historical tendancy towards resistance.
The same principle was true in Europe and throughout the world for centuries:::People whom lived under iron fists were conditioned to think the right way. As a result they experienced higher numbers of children ascend into heaven because they were taught to think and behave appropriately, which they passed on to their children. Our preditory envionment of "freedom" was the primary purpose the Gods had when implimenting this strategy that is the United States, one which they used to spred the cancer of democracy and westernization throughout the world. And the Gods use this tool that is America to prey on the disfavored both at home and abroad:::Much like the ghetto, America in general experiences a heightened level of temptation due to the people's disfavor.

Even the Old Testiment is not to be taken literally, but the Gods do offer clues throughout to help the disfavored:::The apple is a tool of temptation used to corrupt Adam and Eve and cast them out of the Garden of Eden.
There is another lesson to be learned from this passage, and it is quite similar to the vailing issue and the discourse over women's attire which ultimately died in the 70s:::Women are responsible for and control the fate of mankind.

Think about what I say. Consider what I teach. Society is going to become disturbingly ugly as we approach the Apocalypse due to spiralling, runaway disfavor.
Make the decision to always be good and never look back. Until you do this technology will employ tactics to test your resolve:::Ridicule, beligerance, doubt and refusal to abandon what people perceive to be their "investment".
Pray daily. Think appropriately. Too many are confident, unaware of the God's awesome powers or their status as antients. Others may fall prey to their positioning.
Be humbled, God-fearing and beware of the God's temptations, for everyone is tested to evaluate their worthiness.
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Just said...

Thank you for verifying that dogs are "consciously deceptive". I know mine isn't dumb. When were still trying to keep him off the couch, he'd wait until we'd leave the room to get on it and then jump down as soon as he heard us coming, making it impossible to catch him and reprimand him. So, we gave up and he lounges happily and lazily on our nice new couches all day.
It's funny that a dog can trick us - but those of us who live with them, know they do!
Carolyn Higgins