What did the researchers find? The dogs discriminated between the two facial expressions more often than chance would predict
We all agreed, after some more snacks and wine for ourselves, that it had been fun to play these new games with our dogs, and that we'd be likely to use them again. But we almost always enjoy playing with our dogs. Had the games been more than just fun?
Dr. Stanley Coren, a psychology professor at the University of British Columbia and an expert on canine intelligence, told
Which are smarter: dogs or cats? This IQ debate has been raising the hackles of dog and cat lovers for decades, if not centuries. And dogs usually win paws-down. For one thing, dogs have larger brains than cats, and the larger the brain, the smarter the animal -- or so the theory goes.
The previous record-holder was a dog named Rico, who held a vocabulary of 200 words. Chaser has now far passed Rico in vocabulary
The argument is age old, but we're sure dog lovers will be touting this research over their feline-fanatic opposition. A