Friday, April 11, 2008
Mutts rule! No, really. I just read an article in the U.K.'s Daily Mail about a new study that found mixed-breed dogs to have better spatial awareness and problem-solving abilities than purebreds. I knew it.
Dogs in the study (conducted by the University of Aberdeen in Scotland) were put through a series of tests - like finding their way through a maze - then rated on a point system based on their performances. While the highest-rated dogs included the obviously awesome labrador/golden and shepherd/labrador mixes, the number one pooch was a collie/spaniel cross named Jet, who rated a perfect score.
Now if I could just get Arthur to drool less when I gave him a treat, I'd know for sure he was a genius.