Dog Vocabulary: Cheat Sheet
Stuff you need to know:
- Average trained dogs know about 160 words.
- One impressive Border Collie, named Rico, knows more than 200 words. For researchers, he was able to fetch specific items as well as use the process of elimination to fetch unfamiliar objects.
- Rico also remembered words one month after he learned them, showing a vocabulary and memory as impressive as a human toddler's.
- The kind of words dog can understand, however, is limited. As far as we know, dogs don't understand words that refer to abstract concepts.
- Nevertheless, dogs arguably have an impressive ability to understand non-verbal human cues, like body language and tone of voice.
Now, test your knowledge with these quizzes!
- The Ultimate Dog Vocabulary Quiz
- The Ultimate Dogs' Time Perception Quiz
- Amazing Animals: Dog Quiz
- The Ultimate Dog Training Quiz
- The Ultimate Seizure-Predicting Dog Quiz