I Am Shiba.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Today on Dog 101

The hosts discussed the breed "The Poodle." They were described as as intelligent and eager to please.

So like, when they get around to talking about the Shiba, are we going to be described as intelligent and not eager to please?

I Am Shiba. What's In It For Me?


Blogger Jen said...

I want to found out how they quantify intelligence in dog breeds. My dad told me very matter-of-factly that although I think my shibas are complex problem solvers, they are no match for the intelligence of the border collie, it was on their dogs 101....

Well, phooey.

2:47 PM  
Blogger Judy Whitton said...

I think all dogs have a level of intelligence. Especially for what they were bred for like hunting, retrieving, rescue, etc. And, there are a lot of dogs that I've seen that can be taught to do just about anything. But, there is that level of intelligence when a dog can figure out things for itself and the Shiba can definitely do that. As an example, Sami has come up with many ways to tell me she wants ice cubes, all equally obnoxious and effective. In any breed of dog, there are going to be those that are smarter than a whip and then others that are dumber then a box of rocks. So, I really can't see how they can determine that one breed is more intelligent then another. Unless of course they are basing it on the ability to train dogs to do specific things and of course the Shiba is smart enough to not do the things it doesn't wish to do. LOL Now, that is intelligent!

10:53 PM  

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