Yes, this math genius dog has the unfortunate yet somewhat endearing name of Potato. And yes, Potato is probably better at math than your dog. He can also memorize phone numbers, which is probably handy when someone is giving you a number during a call (come on, you know what I’m talking about). [googlead]Anyway, check out this video and prepare to welcome our new canine overlords!
What makes a dog “smart?” Coren evaluated breeds’ levels of intelligence based on instincts, obedience, and ability to adapt. But pet behavior specialist Sarah Hodgson says it’s all relative.
“Some are social and emotionally dependent on people, so they are easier to train and far more receptive to our vision of what they should do,” she says. “But they have little intuitive smarts.”
One example is a hound because although they’re not receptive, they have superior senses of sight and smell. Similarly, terriers might not take direction well, but they have excellent hearing.