Seen At 11: Dogs May Be More Intelligent Than You Realize

Originally posted on CBS New York:

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — Many people believe dolphins and chimpanzees are the smartest animals other than humans when it comes to intelligence, but new research shows the family dog might also be among the geniuses in the room.

And as CBS 2’s Kristine Johnson reported Wednesday, pedigree doesn’t matter. There are brainy dogs in every breed.

“It’s very clear that she’s got an agenda,” said Jen Wehrung. “I just don’t always know what it is, and it’s pretty fascinating to watch.”

“I’m always curious the way a dog’s brain differs from ours; how they attach meaning to certain things,” said Andrew Champlin of Astoria.

Caren Geberer also wants to know what her dog, Gracie, thinks, and what goes on in her head.

“What I really wanted was information, so she and I could play more intelligently,” Geberer said, “how she thought and what motivated…

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