Why are pigs smarter than dogs?
Scientific studies have equated the intelligent of a dog to a two year old human, while pigs have the intelligence of a three year old.
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Yes. Pigs are surprisingly smarter than dogs. Scientist say that a pig is as intelligent as a three year old human. That depends on the individual pig and the dog. . In general, a pig may be smarter then an american bulldog, chihuahua, english bulldog and afghan hound but not so much against a c…ollie, lab, husky or poodle. . According to the person who edited, That means that pigs are on average the SAME intellect as the average dog. Many studies have proven that dogs are not only the animal who exhibit the most human like traits, such as looking to the left when meeting someone new, but are on par with our three year olds as well. . ( Full Answer )
Tests so far are not capable of testing whether cats are smarter than dogs, and vise versa. Cause and Effect experiments, such as a recent study using a baited string, have shown that dogs are smarter than cats. But the first issue is that this test does not test every capability of intelligence,… and the second is that the test itself is inconclusive because strings interfere with cats instincts to chase tails. This is similar to chimps being able to do math using pictures, but cannot with food items, as they always choose the most amount of food instead of the answer to the math equation--Presented on National Geographic. Another area I have seen is that cats have the ability to choose shapes, such as triangles, out of a bunch of circles, showing they have "grouping" intelligence. Cats are thought to be the only other species besides Primates to have this ability. And along with this, cats have been studied to have brains more similar to humans. However, dogs have the ability to do tricks and learn commands from his/her master, and protect them in dangerous situations, while cats do not. Dogs also seem to have the ability to recognize themselves in mirrors. But my belief is that it all comes down to the breed (genetics), as well as how they are raised. I have owned cats which are more trainable than dogs, but I often find that dogs have been breed to be trainable, where as most cats have not. Overall, I think the smartest animals are those which live together in the same space, peacefully, that would otherwise be moral enemies in nature...meaning dogs living with cats increases the intelligence of both pets. Dogs are smarter because they help the blind and help us be safe for sniffing out bombs and they help us herd so we don`t get hurt while trying to get the cow or sheep. Answer 2: Neither animal is any more intelligent than the other, comparing two different species and their intelligence level relative to another species serve no purpose. Cats and dogs have different thinking processes and different behaviors, there is no need to compare them to each other. ( Full Answer )
Yes, pigs are comparatively smarter than cats and even dogs. Pigs have been touted as the smartest, and the cleanest domestic animals in the world; they are capable of abstract thought, and have passed tests that has been said that a three-year-old-child would have trouble with. Pigs have excelle…nt memory: They can hold an icon in their mind, and remember it at a later date. One study came back to the pigs three years later and they remembered the icons they were shown three years ago. As well as memory, pigs are apparently much faster at picking up different routines and commands than a chimp or dog. Cats, while nothing like a pig, have been said to be on the same level of intelligence as a dog, but because these two animals behave in such different ways it is very difficult to compare. ( Full Answer )
Dogs have the intelligence of a 2 year old. Pigs have the intelligence of a 3 year old.
No. Dogs have the intelligence of a 2 year old human, while pigs have the intelligence of a 3 year old.
That's tough to answer. Many experiments find dogs are smarter because the cats fail it, but that's only because dogs are more social and seek to please their master, while cats do not. Because of this, it just adds to the debate. The actual answer is unknown, so call it a tie.
I have two answers for you. Before the past decade the answer is yes dolphins are smarter than dogs. But before the past decade research into dogs (their intellegence and behavior) was not deemed a valid school of study by most of the scientific community unlike dolphians who were studied in detail.… In recent years there have been amazing discoveries about the number of things that a dog is capible of understanding. Only Humans and Dogs look into the eyes of a human and more look first at the right eye and then the left. No other animal does this, dogs don't even do it with eachother, only with humans. All other animals, even wild dogs such as wolves, look at the whole face of the animal and not directly at the eyes. Further proof of this is shown when a person makes eye contact with a dog and then looks somewhere else. Even without pointing or turning your head the dog will look the same direction and follow your gaze. No other animal does these things, not even dolphins. So to answer your question, we can't be sure without more research. Is this a sign of increased intellegence or is it a sign that dogs have evolved specifically for communication with humans? You be the judge. As a point of reference take a look at this documentary. Dogs: Decoded it is a pbs film. ( Full Answer )
On average, yes. However, it is all up to the individual dog and pig. Pigs that are just bred for food in farms will obviously be less intelligent than a domestic dog for a pet.
Not nessecarily, depending on the circumstances either can be more intelligent. Although I have found that my highly intelligent Abyssinian female (Clair) is smarter then my male, and Clair will even come to me when I call her name. She's 3 years old this year, and I raised her since birth, and this… may be partly due to why she's so smart. Aslo If you have a strong bond with your guinea pig it will respond better to "training". But it all depends on the breed! ( Full Answer )
nope. monkeys are the smart ones that didnt fall out of the trees. humans are the dumb ones.
It really depends if the dog has been trained in life, when dogs grow up they seem to get smarter. And sometimes it depends on what type of dog it is.
No. Smarter than some people I know, Yes. However, not people as a whole. Intelligence has many levels of measurement. Most commonly used to categorize animals are the ability to memorize, distinguish, reason.
Although dogs are better at understanding human emotions andinteracting with humans, bears are far more intelligent than dogs.In fact bears are almost as intelligent as the higher primates.
A monkey is smarter than a Pig.. Monkeys have a excellent memory as they're closly related to humans however Pigs are not related to humans and they dont have much smart interlect and capability...
With your spelling I fear the answer may soon be yes...... I am afraid so ......... I say a small dog once , but it was really a coyote pup ...... My dog new right away that it was a coyote .... So he got in front of me and growled and showed his teeth ..... Then the mom coyote jumped out and show…ed he teeth , but did not growl ..... Then my dog barked ..... So then the coyotes ran away ..... Humans seem to be getting dumber everyday .... ( Full Answer )
Well, some people think so, but officially the Border Collie is the smartest. While, the poodle is in second. I personally have known some stupid poodles. I think that the golden should be high on the list because of their quickness to pick up on lessons.
Yes, they are a very smart animal. I had a pot belly pig and it was amazing how smart he was.
dogs are smarter monkeys can learn more things because they have a body similar to ours, but that does not mean they are smarter.
As with people individuals vary widely in how smart they are. Ihave seen very smart cats and very stupid dogs (and the other wayaround too).
Monkeys are smarter than dogs. Monkeys have figured out how to you tools and create shelter form themselves in the wild. A domesticated dog today could not do that. (zozopaw: but i have read that dogs can read your emotions better then a monkey:)
No comparitively whales are proven to be much smarter than pigs and are still poorly understood, some scientists even believe whales are smarter than dolphins
NEITHER IS SMARTER THAN THE OTHER. That is actually the truth. This question is asking the same way a person would ask, "Which is smarter, girls or boys?" All the girls will say girls and all the boys will say boys. Same here. All the dog people will say dogs and all the cat people will say cats. So… stop it right here and get it into your thick skulls that neither is smarter than the other. They are all individuals. Also the cats are smarter at some things and dogs are smarter at others so it all comes out equal again. ( Full Answer )
sorry to say but yes i think although i am said to be abit weird and the fact i think all animals are magical otherwise yes
Whether large dogs are smarter than large dogs depends on the nature of the animal. The smartest dogs are the Collies and Golden Retrievers. ~Jessica.Songbird
yes they are they are ery good for being police dogs and for the army
Guinea pigs are smarter than hamsters in responding to us.They even respond when hearing our footsteps or when opening fridges.But,hamsters are more intelligent in doing tricks than Guinea pigs.
While dogs are smarter than cats in many ways, cats also have their smart points too. Dogs are smart at working in groups, but cats are smart in working as an individual. Dogs also tend to be easier to train with tricks, but cats are also less picky, and are smart enough to be outside on the street …alone. There is no proper judgment of the smartness of dogs and cats contrasted. ( Full Answer )
yes and no. well because some coyotes are not the sharpest tool in the shed,but yes because they are technically related to the "dog family." so it really depends on perspective you look at it. Nature or Nurture question. Coyotes grownup in the wild often out maneuver humans or dogs trained to run… them down. From pups on, it was a matter of survival. To the best of my knowledge, there are no peer-reviewed, double-blind studies comparing wild coyotes even to the doggie IQ scale. I grew up around them and am a 30+ year trainer. They are certainly not the dim bulb on the string. From observed behavior, probably around the Belgium Malinois (a few steps down the scale from the German Shepherd). Very clever animals. ( Full Answer )
Pig. Dogs have the intelligence of a 2-year old human, while pigs generally have that of a 3-year old.
Many dogs are really smart but comparing a dog with a human girl? No, dogs are not smarter than either girls or boys. (Though I know several that would make a close horse race...)
I think you confuse intelligence and own free will with obedience. Dogs don't argue and worship you. People will never do that, incl your wife.
As far as can be reasonably determined, they're approximately equal. Dogs are somewhat more easily trainable, but that's because they're "pack animals" while cats in the wild tend to be more solitary.
Yes. Dolphins are considered by many to be the second smartest animal, after humans and before elephants. There are some that think they should be given civil rights and be considered "non-human people".
It depends what type of dog it is and how old the ape and dog is
Not by a long shot! Ever try to train a hamster to do even a quarter of what dogs are capable of doing?
Dogs have been proven to more intelligent then cats, but cats are less maintenance. Dogs can be trained to do many tricks, though cats usually like to do their own thing. If thinking of getting a cat or dog, it depends on what you like, some people are cat people and some are dog people. It is true …that cats are easier to care for, and are great pets, but dogs can do more with you, they exercise with you, and can be taught more. It is also proven that dogs may have evolved to live with humans, it has been proven that dogs use the same process as humans to recognise expressions, while cats don't. Even our closes relatives, orang-utans (93% human) don't do this. It is also proven that we can (to a certain extent) tell what a bark means from a recording, without knowing the situation. ( Full Answer )
yes,pigs are smarter than cattle in some case like pig always use to voide their feaces in corner of open place not the covered area for their living,that is they do not dirty their shed like cattle.
Because people are educated and live in mansions not in the streets. We are developed mentally.
cientists at the University of Vienna tested 50 pet dogs, to try and determine whether the pooches would notice a ball that "inexplicably grew or shrank." Researchers would roll a ball behind a screen, wait a moment, and then roll a larger ball out on the other side. Though the researchers weren't t…esting for different reactions between the sexes they did notice that female dogs tended to pause and stare after a larger ball emerge, indicating that they recognized a change. Male dogs, however, carried on as if nothing was amiss. The researchers couldn't say for sure if the male dogs didn't react because they didn't notice the difference or because they didn't actually care about the size difference. From http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/01/are-female-dogs-smarter-than-male-dogs-battle-of-the-sexes-extends-to-the-animal-kingdom/#ixzz1Y9TuFRNa ( Full Answer )
Yes cats are smarter than dogs because studies show that cats have over 300 billion neurons in their brain while dogs only have a mere 150 billion.
no, they are not. Chimps have almost the exact molecular structure as humans therefore chimps can hold more information in their brains
Dogs are not "smarter" than cats. It's very hard to compare intelligence cross-species, but to the extent it can be done, they're of roughly equal intelligence. Dogs are better at some things and cats are better at others.
Yes. A dog has a comparative intelligence of a 2-year old, while a pig has that of a 3 year old.
No. Simply because dinosaurs are extinct and dogs are not, so that should tell you that dogs are smart enough to avoid extinction and the dinosaur did not .
no dogs are not smarter than humans, humans can think in a much smarter way than humans, No dogs are not smarter than humans at the moment but who knows maybe in the future they will be....
that depends. Sometimes theos can be wise about things but usually a theo is considered to be a grade lower in intelligence from cats and dogs
Technically no. But there are times when it does seem that animal surpass humans in their ability to understand, and to be kind to one another.
Pit bulls are in a sense, one of the smarterbreeds there is. Any owner could tell you about the things thesedogs come up with.
Smarter is all subjective. Can a dog do division? No. Can a dog survive in the wild on their own? Yes. It all depends on what skills you are taking into account. By the adolescent years, both dogs and humans have pretty developed problem solving skills.
Yes, rats are the smartest pet you could have. Pigs are smarter than cats and dogs too.