Most dogs can understand about 165 words, gestures and signals. The top 5 smartest breeds – Border Collies, Poodles, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers and Doberman Pinschers – are at a 2 1/2 year old child’s level and can understand about 250 words.
Vital Statistics: Place of Origin: Australia Group: Terrier, Toy Height: 9-10 in. Weight: 8-11 lbs. Life span: 12-15 yrs. Trainability: high Good with children: yes, if socialized early Good with other pets: High prey drive, may chase other animals What is the origin of the Silky Terrier? This toy terrier was created in Australia. In […]
Besides giving us their unconditional love and loyalty, dogs serve us in so many ways. There are trained service and therapy dogs to aid the sight-impaired, hearing dogs, dogs to aid people who have psycological or emotional needs such as PTSD, dogs who are trained to alert people before seizures occur, dogs who can sniff […]
Just like their human pals, horses have 5 senses – Hearing, Sight, Smell, Touch and Taste. Understanding how the horse uses these senses gives us a better idea of how to interact with them. Hearing – A horse’s sense of hearing is much sharper than ours. Because they can move their ears 180 degrees, a […]