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How Many Words Does Your Dog Know?

By Rosemary C.
Hawaii, Age 11

Who is the smartest dog in the world? Chaser a six-year-old border collie, from South Carolina has just set a record of knowing 1,022 words. Chaser has taken the record from another collie Rico who in 2004 knew 200 words. Chaser worked with psychologists Alliston Reid and John Pilley over three years to enrich Chaser's word skills. If you told Chaser to go and bring back an ''ABC block'' Chaser would bring you an ''ABC block''. Also Chaser was able to do other tasks too like ''pawing a stuffed lamb'' or nosing it. Now you know that dogs are very capable of learning an infinite number of words. Can your dog beat Chaser's record?