15 Animals Who Are Probably Smarter Than You

15 Animals Who Are Probably Smarter Than You

Dogs are as smart as toddlers

There's a reason dogs are man's best friend. Not only are they adorable, they're also crazy smart. They have emotions, they learn tricks, they recognize their owners, they can sense others' feelings—and that's not even all of the clever things dogs can do. According to Live Science, they're as smart as a two-year-old child. "The finding is based on a language development test, revealing average dogs can learn 165 words (similar to a two-year-old child), including signals and gestures, and dogs in the top 20 percent in intelligence can learn 250 words," says the Live Science article. "While dogs ranked with the two-year-olds in language, they would trump a three- or four-year-old in basic arithmetic, [Stanley Coren, a canine expert and professor emeritus at the University of British Columbia] found. In terms of social smarts, our drooling furballs fare even better." And there are lots of things dogs can smell that humans can't, so that's gotta count for something too! Find out how to figure out how smart your own pup is.

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