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Dog intelligence ranking

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by rona, May 28, 2010.


  1. rona

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    So what do you think of your breeds ranking?
    Goldies are ranked 4, if it was bitches I think the ranking is right, if it was dogs, I think they wouldn't have made the top 10 :lol:

    INTELLIGENCE OF DOGS - The ranking by breed
     
  2. flufffluff39

    flufffluff39 PetForums VIP

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    57 and 70 :confused1: Mine are pretty obedient and well trainanble who did this survey?? Cheek :lol:
     
  3. raindog

    raindog PetForums Senior

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    What a crock!!
    What on earth does obeying commands unquestioningly have to do with intelligence. On this "survey" Siberian Huskies come out 45th, and yet they, like many sled dogs, display real intelligence. On hearing a command, they will assess the situation, decide whether or not the command is sensible and (more importantly) likely to be of benefit to them, and then, on the basis of this assessment, act. This is real intelligence, not blind obedience.

    Mick :D:D
     
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    i wouldnt think my breed is on there but i dont agree with this as a guide on intelligence as i believe it more train ability as i know most the spitz breed are very clever and choose to do as they please or they will weigh up what in their best interest where as a collie will do anything it is asked

    also there is now way on earth the basenji should be last but one come on they used to hunt i the jungle with their master they must be really thick lol
     
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  5. rona

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    I think it's just a bit of silliness but it's got you all going. :devil:
     
  6. Deb

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    my breed is no 1. apparently she obeys commands 95% of the time. obviously that other 5% is when i'm standing on the field in the freezing weather waiting for her to decide the time is right to come back when i call!!
     
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    lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
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    Hmm, ok as a list of dogs with unquestioning obedience but like has been said alot of dogs are either stubborn or think they know better!:D
    An awful lot of hounds dont like wasting their time with stupid commands!!
     
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    that would make them able to reason, apply logic, use risk assessment. how on earth can a dog decide if a command is sensible?????

    tosh methinks with a very large t
     
  10. flufffluff39

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    No actually they're right about mine :lol:
     
  11. crazybones

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    simple if the dog sense the way is safe then the command is sensible but if the way isnt then the command isnt sensible
     
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    I have seen similar rankings in Professor Stanley Coren's studies on the intelligence of dogs - but I am suprised at some of the rankings!

    I guess it depends on what criteria they based the studies (was it only the two things listed against each ranking band) and also the number of dogs in each breed that were studied. Plus I guess it also depends on your definition of intelligence.

    In Coren's study he has a ranking of "Obedience and Working Intelligence" which in his book he explains what these mean (as opposed to Instinctive intelligence) and this ranking looks very similar.

    But then he also goes on to describe different aspects of learning and intelligence like observational learning, problem solving, attention and environmental learning, social learning, short and long term memory, language comprehension and the learning process. Different breeds came out on top in each area.

    His books are quite an interesting read for anyone who wanted to know more. The one I have is: The Intelligence of Dogs: Amazon.co.uk: Stanley Coren: Books
     
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    I think they based that on how quickly they learned and did commands. So the breeds bred to listen to humans are at the top labs gsds etc and breeds like the sighthounds and huskies who are bred to be independant are considered stupid.

    Cairns are ranked 36th above average whereas Buster is very smart just has selective hearing
     
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    If theres food involved my dogs will beat any dog for problem solving :lol:
     
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    Gsds are No 3:confused:, guess it wasnt Henrick they tested then:lol:.
     
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    haha poodles come in at 2nd place.
    Understanding of New Commands: Less than 5 repetitions.yeah right:rolleyes:
    Obey First Command: 95% of the time or better. lmao i know this isn't true.:lol:
     
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    Surprised that Rottie's are nunber 9.

    They should meet Zeus, I am sure he forgot to queue for brains when they made hm lol.
     
  18. rona

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    He's a dog :rolleyes:
    Bitches are always quicker on the uptake :lol:
     
  19. crazybones

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    well this maybe be true in canine's but it defo isnt true in the human species lol:arf:
     
  20. rona

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    Who pulled your chain? :001_tt2: ;)
     
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