I’ve always believed that dogs are more intelligent than humans but these genius dogs from around the world are something else. They not only respond to commands, but these genius dogs are able to identify toys by name. They have learnt and memorised the names of toys, yes that’s true. And the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary has proof.
Research from the ‘Genius Dog Challenge’ conducted by the Eötvös Loránd University indicates that some highly gifted dogs can learn the names of objects, quite similar to humans.
So, who are these genius dogs?
During the first round of the Genius Dog Challenge, the Eötvös Loránd University identified six highly talented dogs. They include Rico from Spain, Whisky from Norway, Max from Hungary, Squall from Florida, USA, Gaia from Brazil and Nalani from The Netherlands.
All of them successfully identified over 28 toys by their names. Can you believe it?
Now a little more about these genius dogs from around the world.
- Rico from Spain is four years old who loves to run up and down the stairs to collect his toys but often doesn’t like to let them go.
- Whisky from Norway is six years old, and she can identify more than 100 dog toys by their names.
- Max from Hungary is only two years old, and already knows the names of 100 toys and ‘tongue out’ is his concentration pose.
- Squall from Florida, USA is four years old and besides identifying toys he is great at other dog tricks.
- Gaia from Brazil is also two years old and has already built quite a collection of dog toys that she knows by name.
- Nalani from The Netherlands is seven years old and not even severe epileptic seizures could dent her spirit from entering the Genius Dog Challenge and being named a ‘Genius’ too.
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Piece of advice
So, if you are keen to raise a genius pup, here’s a piece of advice from Shany Dror, the project manager of the Genius Dog Challenge [as shared with Fox News]. “…dogs are especially good at reading subtle visual cues given by their owners. So, when communicating with our dogs we have to pay attention not only to what we are saying but also to our posture and movement. If we want to train our dogs to pay attention only to our words, we should try to limit those additional signals as much as possible.”
If your pooch is as smart as these six ‘genius’ dogs, what are you waiting for?
Contact the Eötvös Loránd University now to enter your pooch for the next Genius Dog Challenge.