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Old 07-10-2005, 04:19 PM
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Yep, they're sheep herders. They are very intelligent dogs, but the reason most people think they're the most intelligent breed is because herding dogs respond to commands quickly and listen well. And many times those same people think, say, terriers are stupid because they usually don't respond as quickly, but the reason they don't respond as quickly is they are stubborn and independent.
yea i have a terrier so it would kinda suck if theey were dumb
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:21 PM
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what breed of dog do you have, lea? Isn't it like a mutt, or something?
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:27 PM
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My, my... I didn't realize how bad this thread got! I just answered the question without reading the rest of the thread, lol ...

Chill out everybody, we're all friends.
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:29 PM
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well hes half terrier jack russell/ pomeraniian
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:30 PM
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My, my... I didn't realize how bad this thread got! I just answered the question without reading the rest of the thread, lol ...

Chill out everybody, we're all friends.
Yeah, took me awhile to realize there was a fight going on. (I'm slow) I don't know why there would be a fight, it's just some pointless question...
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:31 PM
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Well now... I just got into this and hope it's cooled off !!! We had a fun test at our Retriever club and the dogs were timed as to how long it took them to figure things out. Bubba flunked it....one was to cover the dog with blanket and see how long it took him to get out from under without calling him. Bubba just lay there ( " OK Mamma, you want me covered ? I'll wait" ) Another was to put a doggie cookie under a turned over empty can . He never did. just looked at me (" Mom. I'll get it when you tell me to") So....was he dumb or smart ?
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:31 PM
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well hes half terrier jack russell/ pomeraniian
ooo... ok, he can be stubborn at times, then, huh?
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:32 PM
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as i admitted earlier the tests are subjective and not entirely accurate. they do give a good example as to finding out how smart your dog is, but still not exact. the main test they use on dogs most often is put a towel over their head, they say the smarter a dog is the faster it removes it. by that logic my jack russels were geniuses, as I was lucky if I could even get the towel over their heads. and also by that logic my golden was retarded since she would just stand/sit there with it covering her head until we took it off, and my gsd's are all in the middle since they remove it quickly, but not instantly. so, that test proves that intelligence tests on dogs are not accurate. the golden would sit there with it covering her head and eys because she thought we WANTED it there. she was trying to please us, I KNOW she wasnt dumb. in fact I would swear that she was smarter than one of the jack russels, who IF you could cover her head she would instantly (almost before you let go) shake it off and then run around the house shaking it like it NEEDED to be killed for insulting her like that. its been proven that human IQ tests are not accurate, they give an idea most of the time, because they mostly test what you know, some of the excersises test your ability to learn, but even those dont factor in the FACT that everyone learns in different ways. or the fact that some kids and teenagers, and even adults, dont really try because they dont care or they are afraid they will score low and be called dumb, or score high and be expected to do better. like cats, tests show they are dumber than dogs because they dont respond (typically) to commands and are not eager to please. I think cats are pretty darn smart...they have convinced us to keep them in our homes, feed them, spoil them, clean up after them, etc and they just lay there and ignore us. think that takes a bit of intelligence.
that said, we ALL have an opinion on what is the smartest dog based on personal experiences, what is the goofiest, dumbest, most athletic, etc. THAT was the original question, what do YOU think is the smartest dog and why? based on your own opinion, even if your opinion is that the tests are totally accurate. we should all be mature enough to give our opinions and accept the fact that everyone else has their own opinion which may or may not agree with ours. that IS NOT a reason to get offended.
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:32 PM
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pointless?i asked this pointless question! just kidding lol. i was bored i already asked whats the smallest terrier and i was curious what people would say about tthe smartest dog.
EVERYONES DOG IS SMART. there ya go
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Old 07-10-2005, 04:32 PM
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I walk and train a little west highland white terrier once a week named Lucy. Talk about stubborn!! She won't obey unless there's a treat as a reward and it HAS to be a liver treat.
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