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Border Collie Comprehends Over 1,000 Object Names

January 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Border Collie Comprehends Over 1,000 Object Names as Verbal ReferentsScienceDaily (Jan. 6, 2011) — Researchers at Wofford College discovered that a border collie comprehends the names of over 1,000 objects, differentiating between names of objects and orders to fetch them. This research deepens the findings of researchers in Germany, who had discovered a dog that knew the names of a couple of hundred objects. Important questions were left open as to how far a dog could go, and whether the dog really understood that the object names were nouns and not commands to retrieve the object.

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