June 10, 2004

YaWoof! Dog Speaks German


THE WEB STOOD UP on its hindlegs and barked today with the "revelation" that dogs understand speech:

German researchers have found a border collie named Rico who understands more than 200 words and can learn new ones as quickly as many children.
-- Dogs Understand Commands
Why a dog named "Rico" would choose to learn German is beyond us. Perhaps it has something to do with a dog's desire to obey orders.

The research into Rico's talents evidently took years and consumed God knows how many milkbones.

Posted by Vanderleun at June 10, 2004 12:22 PM
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I wonder if they have ever tried to do the same study with Dolphins...

Posted by: FH at June 10, 2004 2:23 PM