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i know it's not good science to base conclusions on anectodes, but i think any dog owner could have told saved the researchers behind the "Dogs are smarter than people think" study a load of time and money:

" Scientists are convinced that dogs can count and researchers at the University of California, Davis, say they try to convey different messages through the pitch and pace of their barks. "

our malamute is superb at figuring out if he's getting one less treat than our german pointer. although it often sounds like a cross between a wolf and chewbacca, malamutes also have an amazing ability to convey nuanced meaning when they "talk".

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8/03/2002 09:36:00 PM 0 comments


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