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April 21, 2010


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Thanks for sharing your thoughts on dog behavior. Regards


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According to some zoologists, when it comes to animals, the animal with the larger brain are said to be intelligent than the others.


first of all I have to appreciate the research work done by Dr. Stanley Coren regarding the Intelligence of Dogs. And coming to shape of dogs' head deciding their intelligence and trainability, the cephalic index which is the ratio of the width to the length of the skull seems quite interesting. Dolichocephalic dogs may suit much to hunting n stuff but they are also quite intelligent when compared to any other breeds, which is evident as in the case of hunting breeds like pointers etc., I agree that mesocephalic dogs like Labrador are more trainable which is why they are the preferred choice when it comes to dog detective squads. But I don't feel that the fighting ability of dogs depends on Cephalic Index. Many dogs falling in the Dolichocephalic and mesocephalic dog category can also be very good fighters.

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As I read this post, all kinds of alarm bells went off in my head. Are the authors of the source article seriously advocating a kind of phrenology for dogs? For readers who may not be familiar with phrenology, it is a belief that the personality traits of a person can determined by the shape of the skull. Developed at the end of the eighteenth century by German physician, Franz Joseph Gall, it was very popular in the 19th century and influential in that century's psychiatric practices. Like astrology and numerology, phrenology is now considered a pseudoscience, with most of the scientific community having dismissed it as a pseudoscience in the early 20th century when confronted with a growing body of contradictory empirical evidence.We are finally putting together a solid body of knowledge concerning dogs' cognitive abilities. Let's not taint it with an updated version of superstitious thinking!

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