Thursday, January 6, 2011

An Unlikey Vocabulary Champion: Chaser the Border Collie

It isn't every day that you come across a dog that knows over 1,000 words.  Of course, it isn't every day that you get to meet Chaser the Border Collie.  Six-year-old Chaser currently holds the title for canine word comprehension.  She was trained at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in the United States.  She knows the names of 1,022 objects and clearly understands the meanings of each word in her massive vocabulary.

Chaser's handlers say her extraordinary vocabulary skills come close to that of a 3-year-old child.  Her skills have made her famous around the globe.

I love this story and it really is proof positive that dogs aren't just "dumb animals" as some would like to believe. 

Source: News Article

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