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The most intelligent dog in the world recognizes more than a thousand words

A Border collie de seis años ha tardado tres en memorizar conceptos como mariposa, Monster or zombie.
Border Collie
Border collie six years called Chaser

The most intelligent dog in the world recognizes more than a thousand words.
The most intelligent dog in the world recognizes more than a thousand objects and the words that relate to each. Se trata de una hembra de border collie de seis años llamada Chaser.

Los psicólogos Alliston Reid and John Pilley, Wofford College, in South Carolina, han trabajado con Chaser durante tres años. The animal was four to five hours daily training. Reid y Pilley formaban al azar grupos de 20 juguetes y nombraban uno para que Chaser lo sacara del montón. The dog made a total of 838 tests over three years and always hit a minimum of 18 objects of each score.

"We do not want to say that dogs can learn a language in the same way that children, but they are capable of learning many more words than one might think», said Professor Reid to New Scientist magazine.

The vocabulario de Chaser includes, among other voices, Pillow, amphibious, Kangaroo, tentacle, pyramid, Snake, Butterfly, Monster and zombie, according to the British newspaper Daily Mail.

Another dog of the same race, Rico, perteneciente al Max Planck Institute de Alemania, He held the record for most memorized words with 200. Chaser's memory retention exceeds, even, los alcances cognitivos del famoso loro Alex, who could identify objects, numbers, colors and shapes, as well as distinguish between "big" and "small", "same" and "different". Alex was saying goodbye to his friend and teacher Irene Pepperberg with a sweet "Will you come tomorrow?"?».

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A researcher tracks Tenerife dog

A family Canary posing with copies of this breed of dog that was originally called Tenerife
A family Canary posing with copies of this breed of dog that was originally called Tenerife

Some French were exemplary of the island in the years 20 and they called the race, unique in the world, bichon frise

The American researcher Matthew Sell follow the trail in Tenerife of an endemic breed of dog from the island who was so famous that it became almost everyone and was coveted by Kings and nobles. Although during the last century, it bore the name of Tenerife, the French, its largest exporter during the period, they changed it and put bichon frise. The history of this pet is little known in the Canary Islands, unless someone related to the canine world. Showing its origin is virtually impossible, but the expert knows that after the two world wars – between the decade of the years 20 and 50– several specimens were taken to France to recover the species in the Gallic country.

The group that helps Matthew Sell, among which is the Professor of the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) Ulysses Martin, want to know who these people were. The objective is to “trace the recent history of the bichon frise, It then disappeared from the island”. Veterinarians, as explained by the Canarian expert, they only register this type of breeds in the Peninsula, While there are no breeders in Tenerife. Somehow, This dog was recognized in Europe and “We do not know what adventures had in the Canary Islands”. “What we know is that around 1924 and 1950 they were exported to France”, indicates Martin.
The main lines and the best standards of this breed today descend from the bichons that were sent from Tenerife.. “We would like to find those people who were able to raise or care for this dog on the Island, because today nobody knows the bichon and those that exist have come from the Peninsula”, ensures the ULL expert.

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Dogs really enjoy speed. Here is the proof

Who has a dog as a pet, It will be observed as when we travel by car, our can't insists on sticking his head out the window. The greater is the speed, major is the deformation of the face. Even so, He enjoys the feeling. At first it appears that the eyes out of the orbits, his face sharpens with the typical face of speed, in the end, his face is a poem. For sample imagery.

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The Dutch Shepherd Wiebe and tents

 Wiebe

The Dutch Shepherd Wiebe takes to drink water from a pond whenever he returns home after a pleasant ride,
Dorri Eijsermans, the owner of Wiebe, leverages to give food to the fish when both return ride. Fish have associated the time drinking Wiebe with lunch. They have begun to rise to the surface to recognize its presence. Wiebe seizes the moment to give a tender Kiss to carp.

Picture: Dorri EIJSERMANS / Special news

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The dog who came to the Summit of Kilimanjaro, the highest in Africa

On top of Africa. An expeditionary found at the top of Kilimanjaro, to more than 5 thousand meters of height, a dog.

While orinaba more of 5 thousand meters of height, an expeditionary is surprised to find the animal resting on a stone

Un montañero avistó un perro vivo en la cima del Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in africa, While orinaba more of 5 thousand 700 m altitude and several degrees below zero, today released magazine Tanzanian Babukubwa.

“He was responding to a call of nature and saw the dog lying one metre from the rock on which I was”, declaró a la revista John Messe, a tourist who rose along with other three companions and took a picture of the animal with your mobile phone.

The Summit, The Uhuru peak (“Freedom”, in swahili), located between the 5 thousand 730 and 5 thousand 895 meters above sea level, and it supports temperatures from less 4 and less 15 degrees Celsius.

Because of the icy cold that it is at those heights, Several scientists have questioned, not only how could he ascend the animal, But how managed to survive.

En opinión del veterinario Wilfred Marealle, It is normal for a dog to withstand extreme cold environmental conditions, but it is rare to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro, in Northern Tanzania.

That is why, Marealle warned future mountaineers they avisten to the can that be alert, since the animal could have rabies.

Director of marketing for the company that organized the rise told the magazine that ten years ago was spotted another dog in the camp of Baranco, to 3 thousand 960 meters above the sea level.

The event evokes the book “The snows of Kilimanjaro“, of Ernest Hemingway, in the U.S. author talks of finding dry and frozen skeleton of a Leopard, and he says that no one could explain is never what you were looking for the feline by those heights.

The dog who came to the Summit of Kilimanjaro

On top of Africa. An expeditionary found at the top of Kilimanjaro, to more than 5 thousand meters of height, a dog. At that point, the temperature is around less 4 and less 15 degrees Celsius. Several scientists have questioned, not only how could he ascend the animal, But how managed to survive. A local veterinarian considered it normal for a dog to withstand extreme cold environmental conditions., but he said it's rare for him to climb to the top of Kilimanjaro. The event evokes the book the snows of Kilimanjaro, de Ernest Hemingway, in the U.S. author talks of finding dry and frozen skeleton of a Leopard.

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What is the best breed of dog for children??

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If you are looking for a good dog to complete your family, there are many things to consider. From different sizes and personalities to temperament and ease of training, Here are some of the best dog breeds for kids to choose from..

What Features are Important?

When looking for a good breed of dog for children, there are some important features you should take into consideration. These types of dogs generally have very sweet personalities., happy and social, which exaggerates their level of socialization with people. They are also usually smaller dogs that adapt well to the domestic lifestyle.. Some also possess relative ease for training., so they are easily trainable.

australian shepherds

The australian shepherds They are usually one of the best dog breeds for children due to their characteristics.

This breed has a very friendly character with a wide intelligent range and grounded instincts for physical activity.. They are used to having cheerful and playful personalities., they are loyal companions during childhood and will remain so for a long time.

They are also perfect to adapt to moderate training, what makes them great pets for kids.

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers

The Labrador Retrievers They are also considered an excellent breed for children.. Since they have a lot in common with the australian shepherds, they have a lot of energy and are extremely loyal.

They are intelligent, sociable and compassionate with family, which makes them very suitable for families with small children.

The labs they also stand out for their weather resistance – heat and cold resistance – which means they will be happy to play with the kids no matter what the weather.

Golden Retrievers

If you want a friendly dog, loving, loving and protective of his children, the Golden Retriever should be on the list.

This popular breed is known for its sweet and intelligent disposition.. They are sensitive to human emotions., which means they will bond to the little ones very easily.

The Golden Retrievers they can be protective of their owners and love to spend time playing with the family. It also, they go well with other animals and are not too noisy.

Standard Schnauzer (or standard)

Schnauzers Medianos

The Standard Schnauzer It is a good option for families with children..

This strong and playful breed of dog gets along well with the little ones in the house.. They are very intelligent, happy and curious. The Schnauzers Medianos They are excellent companions for children as they enjoy being around them and playing their games.. They are intelligent, easy to train and also protect their family.

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Genetic tests are located in China the first dogs

Investigadores suecos han encontrado nuevas pruebas de que el origen de la variedad de lobo ancestro de los perros domésticos se localiza en el Southeast Asia. These results go against the theories that place the canine cradle in the Middle East.

El doctor Peter Savolainen, researcher in evolutionary genetics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), concludes in a new study published this Wednesday that an Asian region south of the Yangtze River was the main place, and probably unique, where were wolves first domesticated by man.

Data on genetics, morphology and behavior clearly show that dogs are descended from wolves, but there has never been a scientific consensus on where in the world the domestication process began. “Our Y-chromosome DNA analysis confirms that wolves were first domesticated south of the Yangtze River, in southern China or Southeast Asia, what you called region ASY”, says Savolainen.

STRONG EVIDENCE

Chromosome data and support the prior evidence of mitochondrial DNA. “As a whole, the two studies provide strong evidence that dogs originated in this region”, says Savolainen.

Los datos arqueológicos y un estudio genético publicado recientemente en la revista Nature sugerían que los perros se originaron en Oriente Medio. But Savolainen rejects that view. “Since none of these studies includes signs of the ASY region, ASY evidence has been overlooked”, says.

Peter Savolainen and Mattias Oskarsson doctoral student worked with Chinese colleagues to discuss the male DNA of dogs around the world. Su estudio ha sido publicado en la revista científica Heredity.

Approximately half of the genetic reserve is shared universally around the world, mientras que sólo la región ASY tenía toda la gama de diversidad genética. “This shows that the gene pools of all other regions of the world probably originate in the region ASY”, says Savolainen.

Source: europapress

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Sociocognitivo of canine behavior resembles that of a small child

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A new study says that dogs not only capture the words we say, but also our intention to communicate with them, as published by the researchers in 'Current Biology'. These findings could help explain why so many people treat their furry friends as if they were children., the receptivity of the dogs for communication is surprisingly similar to the responsiveness of young children, say scientists.

“The increase of the evidence supports the idea that human beings and dogs share some social skills; the sociocognitivo of canine behavior, for example, It resembles a child of between 6 months and 2 years of age, in many ways”, says József Topál, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, who adds that “the use of ostensible signals is one of these characteristics: dogs, as well as human babies, they are sensitive to the signals that indicate the communicative intention”. These signals include oral care and eye contact, although it is not yet clear whether dogs use similar pathways in the brain for signal processing..

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