Your Dog Is Smarter Than Your Toddler

Toddler and dog
Flickr photo by State Library of New South Wales collection
Bow-wow-WOW -- The canine results are in and the average dog (I'm not talking about Lassie -- that whiz pup) has the same mental abilities as your toddler.

A language development test revealed that dogs can learn 165 words (similar to a 2-year-old child), including signals and gestures, and dogs in the top 20 percent in intelligence can learn 250 words.

You won't even believe a pooches math skills...


Our furry friends would out score a three or four-year-old in basic arithmetic, the study finds. In terms of social smarts, yep, those wagging tails at the dog park mean one thing -- they even make friends better than our offspring! 

I grew up with a golden retriever and right now my son and I don't have a dog -- good thing, I wouldn't want to deal with the sibling rivalry!

Do you have a dog -- what kind? Do think the above findings are accurate?

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