Our most recent dog, Pooch, was a Border Collie with a little bit of Chow mixed in for good measure. Pooch appeared one day in our back yard looking like he had been living in the woods for some time. He was very shy, but we gradually drew him in and before too long he became part of our family. I grew up with some pretty smart dogs, but I think Pooch was the most intelligent of them all.
An article in Popular Science, ‘I Met The World’s Smartest Dog‘, takes an in depth look at Chaser, a Border Collie, and her intelligence. Chaser isn’t just learning objects by name: she’s beginning to understand the basic structure of human language.