Bigger Dogs are Smarter Than Smaller Dogs in Some Areas, Study Finds

Bigger Dogs are Smarter Than Smaller Dogs in Some Areas, Study Finds

It turns out bigger dogs are smarter than smaller dogs on certain measures of intelligence, finds a University of Arizona study of 7,000 dogs from 74 different breeds.

Larger-brained dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller dogs. But, in terms other types of intelligence, big dogs didn’t necessarily perform better. Brain size didn’t predict each dog’s ability to follow human pointing gestures or a dog’s physical reasoning ability.

The lead study author says the jury is out on how brain size may relate to cognition.

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