Scientific Proof - Bigger Dogs are Better! ... Or at least smarter. :-D

Discussion in 'General Mastiff Discussion' started by Nik, Feb 6, 2019.

  1. Nik

    Nik Well-Known Member

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  2. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    they obviously haven't run across big dogs like lenny , if they did it might change their results ……

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  3. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    My Mastiff is amazingly intelligent...he wants to please, although he has that "mastiff tempo" where everything seems to take longer. My lab is more quickly responsive. "Treat" is a word both the doggies know and come running for....and I usually have some. If only I could teach Mr. Chev the mastiff "not to snore", that would be helpful to sleep. Chev in snow 3.jpg
     
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  4. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry to say that my Ella would also disprove their theory. She has a problem with object permanence. Peekaboo is not a game she enjoys. If you take her toy and make her watch while you hide it under a pillow, she can't find it. The boxers? Can't put anything over on them. They're some of the smartest dogs I've ever had. Poor Ella is like a T-Rex. Big head. Little brain. But she tries her hardest to please and will try to do anything to make me happy. But yeah ... she's not all that bright, poor girl.
     
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  5. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    My first thought was they never met Kryten. Lovable and willing to please but definitely not the brightest. The joke here is that Kryten is the brawn while Jiggers is the beauty and the brains. Kryten can eventually figure things out but sometimes it can take him months to get it right.
     
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  6. Boxergirl

    Boxergirl Well-Known Member

    Every Saturday they test the siren at the park down the block. Every single week Ella forgets how to howl and has to "re-learn" it. We cheer when she gets it and it makes her so happy!
     
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  7. marke

    marke Well-Known Member

    I had a dog named tubby , I seen something about covering them with a sheet and seeing how long it took for them to get out from under it , and it was supposed to have something to do with how smart they were . I put a sheet over tubby and he'd sit or stand there until I took it off ………. tubby was awesome

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  8. Smokeycat

    Smokeycat Well-Known Member

    That is Kryten completely.
     
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  9. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    I know---let's take the dogs to the self-help section of the local library..... Dog Joke.jpg
     
  10. TylerDurden

    TylerDurden Well-Known Member

    It‘s funny to read all the comments about your big dogs. I can‘t speak to actual intelligence, but Mastiffs are definitely more selective in their actions. We had to remove Bane‘s bullystick a couple of days ago because he carried around everywhere in the house (he‘s supposed to eat it on his bed). He knew exactly that we took it, and he did check the obvious locations to find it, but after less than a minute, he just gave up and went to sleep. I‘m sure he could have found it if he had really wanted to. That‘s kind of what I meant about them being selective. It‘s almost like if they decide for themselves that something is not worth the effort.
     
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  11. advrider

    advrider New Member

    Lagetha, my DDB/ American Bulldog mix, is one of the brightest dogs I've had. My weekly routine is up at 5:00, take her out. Weekends when I sleep in, she's at my bedside at 6:30 whining to go out. Not so for my Pit bull years. ago. Every morning I woke up to a pool of pee in the bathroom.
     
  12. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    OMG... I just looked at that Wiki page for Molosser's, with the list of dog breeds...

    Leonberger is listed ... with a "use" of... not guardian... not draft work... nope.... "Town Mascot"!!! LOL!!!

    Someone with wiki credentials should fix that sometime... :D
     
  13. Pastor Dave

    Pastor Dave Well-Known Member

    I taught 8th graders. Every Friday I would put a red dot on the back of ONE of the vocabulary test sheets per class and pass them out the tests. EVERY Friday the kids would forget that I did this. Whoever got the red dot was permitted to come to my desk and get a tootsie roll. (I was an English and reading teacher for a while). I think Ella is at least as smart as an 8th grader !!!
     
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