Dog Intelligence and IQ Tests

We all know that dogs have certain degrees of intelligence that is normally related to their breed.  Some information suggests that dogs have the intelligence of a two year old human, and can even learn to deceive (not in a mean way but to play a “game” with their human pals).

This article from the Telegraph explains things more in depth.  Well worth a read.


After you read the article, I found a fun dog IQ test.  It tests their problem solving abilities, social learning, cleverness in moving objects and manipulation ability.  Make sure to read the instructions, and make sure that you follow them.  Do NOT show anger, disgust or impatience.  Be quiet and impartial so that there is no bias when administering this test.  Don’t worry if your dog does not score high, it’s just a fun test.


It is always interesting to think how smart our dog pals are.  I often wonder how much Sasha understands and what she is thinking.  Her ability to sense when I am hurt, ill or in trouble is sometimes uncanny, so I truly do believe that dogs have intelligence that we just don’t completely understand…yet.



About furbabiesfurever

Just a furmom taking care of "less" adoptables-a dog and cat that are black, always adopting and not shopping. Love many activities,my oscar fish, animals, shopping, friends, family, life, my husband and of course my fur babies.

Posted on February 22, 2012, in Tips and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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