Is Your Dog A Genius? Try The IQ Test For Canines

Publish Date
Friday, 15 May 2015, 11:04AM

It is the test that could reveal if your dog is a genius - or really is as dopey as you think.

Researchers have developed 20 games they say can reveal every aspect of a dog's personality.

The games can reveal a dog's level of empathy, communication, cunning, memory and reasoning.


HOW IT WORKS:
The Dognition Assessment uses 20 games to determine a dog's level of empathy, communication, cunning, memory and reasoning.

It costs $19 to get the full list of games to play with your dog at www.dognition.com.

After you record the results, Duke puts together your pet's profile.

A dog will be dubbed an Ace, Charmer, Socialite, Expert, Renaissance Dog, Protodog, Einstein, Maverick or Stargazer.


However, we have one of the tests here:

WHAT TYPE OF DOG DO YOU OWN?
A dog will be dubbed an Ace, Charmer, Socialite, Expert, Renaissance Dog, Protodog, Einstein, Maverick or Stargazer.

CHARMER: Charmers have exceptional social skills, meaning they can read human body language like a book. Seeing as these social skills are paired with just the right amount of independent problem solving skills, it's no surprise that Charmers can be mischievous.

ACE: 'Aces' are problem-solvers, socially elite, bond well and are good at almost everything. They also try to get away with bad behaviour and then rely on a sweet face or some nuzzling to get themselves out of a pickle.

EINSTEIN: 'Einsteins' are the brainiacs. They can solve new problems by looking at the facts in front of them, a key attribute of a genius. However, like brilliant people, Einstein dogs can be socially awkward.

PROTODOG: A Protodog is a spontaneous pooch that bonds easily and can solve problems on its own or with people. Protodogs are akin to the first dogs; flexible when it comes to solving problems on their own, but with sufficient social acumen to turn to humans for help when needed.

SOCIALITE: Although they rely less on independent problem solving skills than other dogs, don't jump to any conclusions about the Socalite's intelligence. They rely on a very specific strategy - using the humans in their pack to get what they want.

RENAISSANCE DOG: Renaissance Dogs are the canine embodiment of reliability. Rather than being completely dependent on individual cognitive strategies, Renaissance Dogs show impressive flexibility across all 5 cognitive dimensions.

STARGAZER: Stargazers, usually considered to be aloof by their owners, have their own often misunderstood type of genius. Generally their cognition is geared towards self-reliant and present-minded strategies, rather than being overly concerned with past events and human collaboration. They have a wild, wolf-like side which can be a great compliment to the lifestyle of a rugged individual.

MAVERICK: With cognitive characteristics closer to their wolf ancestors than most other dogs, Mavericks are relatively unique in the dog world. These dogs definitely prefer to tackle problems independently

EXPERT: Dogs with the Expert profile have all of the cognitive tools they need to solve most of their daily problems on their own. They have a relatively strong memory along with the ability to solve many types of problems they've never seen before. Due to these cognitive abilities, Experts tend to be less reliant on humans than other dogs.