12-23-2010, 09:23 PM #1
World's Smartest Dog Knows More Than 1,000 Words!!!
If you thought Rover or Sparky was smart, think again: Chaser just took him to school.
A border collie named Chaser has learned the names of 1,022 individual items -- more than any other animal, even the legendary Alex the parrot. But it's all in a day's work for these researchers.
Psychologists Alliston Reid and John Pilley of Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., wanted to test if there was a limit to the amount of words a border collie could learn, so they taught Chaser the names of hundreds of toys, one by one, slowly and patiently, for three years
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