VIENNA, Austria -- A seven-year-old border
collie in Austria called Betsy has amazed scientists
by being able to recognise more than 340 words -setting the
world record for the Smartest
Photo: Betsy, the world's
dog , will get an object after being shown just
a picture of it (enlarge
photo) Most dogs can recognise about 15 commands.
Betsy, the world's
dog, knows 340 words, and will fetch an object after
just being shown a picture of it.
Betsy's skills were recorded as part of the BBC's
science programme Horizon.
It examined the increase in scientific investigations
into canines, their unique relationships with people, and
how they are helping to identify the causes of some human
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