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For all the dog lovers out there! We knew this all the while....
1 posted on 11/22/2002 10:34:10 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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Something lighter for you....
2 posted on 11/22/2002 10:35:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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They can understand English IMHO.
3 posted on 11/22/2002 10:36:04 AM PST by weikel
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Perhaps the canine ability to accurately read visual cues from humans comes from our common heritage of being social hunters. Chimps on the otherhand need each other for little more than picking ticks off each other.
6 posted on 11/22/2002 10:38:13 AM PST by SpaceBar
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My dog knows in an instant if I am happy or displeased with her. I believe that she feels shame when she accidently pees on the carpet (usually my fault for not checking the room and leaving her closed up in it).
7 posted on 11/22/2002 10:39:11 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants
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Say it ain't so...

10 posted on 11/22/2002 10:41:59 AM PST by Joe 6-pack
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Perhaps Michael Jackson should take note...
11 posted on 11/22/2002 10:41:59 AM PST by mhking
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Fascinating
12 posted on 11/22/2002 10:42:39 AM PST by jodorowsky
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Thanks for posting this- I just saw this article and hoped that it was already posted.

Dog lovers bump!

13 posted on 11/22/2002 10:44:14 AM PST by mafree
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Thanks. Good read.

BTW, I feel more secure on an airline flight that I know baggage sniffing dogs were used rather than just the X-rays. For my money, you can throw out the X-ray machines AND the security screeners. Just use trained dogs. Any person a dog don't want to fly with, I don't want to fly with either.

21 posted on 11/22/2002 10:50:30 AM PST by elbucko
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Yep, they're incredible. I love training dogs, and my very smart collie responds to both voice and sign language for the same set of commands. This allows me to 'speak' to him even without using my voice. It impresses people that I can get him to sit from across the room - because they never see the very unobtrusive hand signal I use!
26 posted on 11/22/2002 10:55:18 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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Smart dogs? Phhht!! If following your "master" is a sign of intelligence, then dogs are Einsteins, but I'd say that the free-spirited cats are smarter with their "I'll do what I want to do" attitude ;o). My cat has a seemingly endless vocabulary, everything from "food" (which results in a race for the kitchen) to "veterinarian" (which puts her into hostile "catch me if you can" mode) to "lap" (which is recognized as the "now he's going to read a book, and I'll snuggle up in his lap" signal). Since my father's cat understood everything they said, my siblings had to spell "FISH" (his favourite food). When my brother started school and started with the alphabet he used to say "A-B-C-D-E-F-I-S-H" :)

signed: The humble servant of the Persian Chinchilla Freya

(okay, dogs ARE smart, and I do love them too)

34 posted on 11/22/2002 11:17:12 AM PST by anguish
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We knew this all the while....

Yep. :^)

38 posted on 11/22/2002 11:33:22 AM PST by Republic
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Thanks bunches for posting this. I just brought Emma Jade (my daughter named her) home from the doggie version of ICU. She is an Australian Silky Terrier, a big dog in a small suit. They said she wouldn't make it but I said she would. They didn't know her.
39 posted on 11/22/2002 11:35:24 AM PST by Movemout
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... an innate trait among dogs, the result of individual dogs having been selected and bred over hundreds or thousands of years on the basis of their ability to "understand" their masters.

I think the author has the science backwards. Early hunters would not have wasted their time attempting to domesticate a creature that did not already demonstrate a keen empathy for humans and an unusual ability to work with them. I suggest that these characteristics were inherent in the canine species that sprung forth from prior genetic stock in those ancient days and that selective breeding only refined preexistent qualities.

40 posted on 11/22/2002 11:41:35 AM PST by concentric circles
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CAT'S RULE....DOGS JUST DROOL.

41 posted on 11/22/2002 11:44:25 AM PST by Sungirl
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Bump
45 posted on 11/22/2002 11:55:00 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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I'll bet it's easier to get a dog off the couch than a chimp....
50 posted on 11/22/2002 12:53:50 PM PST by Cogadh na Sith
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"That tells us that dogs were very important," said Jennifer A. Leonard, now at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, who helped lead the study. "Remember, these are hunter gatherers in the Stone Age. They don't have a lot of stuff, and dogs have to be fed and to some extent taken care of."

...not to mention played with, scratched on the top of the head, tickled on the belly....

52 posted on 11/22/2002 1:54:42 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian
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In the first direct comparison of its kind between dogs and chimpanzees, dogs demonstrated an uncanny ability to interpret human communicative cues - gleaning information from subtle hand gestures and even getting the meaning of a human glance - while the brainy chimps remained clueless to what was going on.

This is the same thing my cat says.

53 posted on 11/22/2002 1:57:03 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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Arf... Arf... Arfreepers... It's Fido here... How ya doon ???

This time around I figured I'd be reincarnated as a clever little kitty-cat... but nooooooo... this time I wound up as a dopey, dipshiit democRAT !!!

Near as I can figure... I musta bit one too many mailmen !!!


55 posted on 11/22/2002 2:41:09 PM PST by GeekDejure
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