Study: Man's Best Friend Not as Smart as We Think

Researchers say your dog isn't as intelligent as you think he is. According to, researchers at the University of Exeter and Canterbury Christ Church University compared the intelligence of canines to other species that are considered social hunters including bears, wolves, hyenas, etc. The papers assessed the sensory cognition, physical cognition, spatial cognition, social cognition and self-awareness of animals. The researchers found that the cognitive abilities of dogs often came in the on the lower end when compared to those of other similar species.




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