Dogs are smart, it's clear to everyone, but there is someone who has not stopped at this sentence and with the help of 199 judges, the psychologist Stanley Coren has been able to build a canine intelligence ranking.
Stanley Coren, professor of the Department of Psychology and Director of the Human Neuropsychology Laboratory at the University of British Columbia, is also a great dog lover and one of the most experienced in the behavior of our four-legged friends.
From a long and personal experience, Coren explains the evolution of this animal, its selection and various uses at the service of man by subjecting him to attitudinal tests to establish its IQ, or its level of intelligence.
Thanks to his work, Coren has been able to identify 3 types of canine intelligence:
- ADAPTIVE (the ability to understand things)
- FUNCTIONAL (the ability to execute orders)
IMPULSIVE (we might call it natural talent)
I° LEVEL: these are dogs capable of learning a new command in less than 5 repetitions, obeying at least 95% of the time.
II° LEVEL: excellent work dogs who learn a new command repeated between 5 and 15 times, obeying at least 85% of the time.
III° LEVEL: in this group we find dogs learning a new command repeated between 15 and 24 times and obey at least 70% of the time.
IV° LEVEL: dogs who need 40 to 80 repetitions to understand a new command and they can execute it correctly 30% of the time.
V° LEVEL: they learn new orders between 80 and 100 repetitions. They do not always obey, only in 25% of cases.
The ranking covers a total of 131 Breeds, we will show you the top 5:
It has extraordinary intelligence, instinct and great ability to work. It is a skilled dog that shows great control over the herd. Great athlete, he needs a lot of physical and mental activity.
He is a very lively and sociable dog. It is determined and perspicacious but can be trained easily. He loves water and is also a great worker, especially in the search for truffles. Excels in training and obedience and loves creative play moments.
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