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Are you a bone-afied dog expert? Test your knowledge

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What sea creature has a brain similar in complexity to dogs?

A. Squid

B. Dolphin

C. Starfish

D. Stingray

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A. Squid. Scientists used an MRI machine to study the brains of juvenile reef squid. The researchers found brains as complex as a dog’s.

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True or False: you can calculate your dog’s “dog age” by multiplying its “human age” by 7.

A. True

B. False

C. It’s complicated

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B. False. Dogs and humans age at much different rates. A recent study showed that a 1-year-old dog is equivalent to a 30-year-old human, so that “multiplying by 7” rule is technically wrong.

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Under perfect climate conditions, how far away can a dog smell something?

A. 100 miles

B. 5 miles

C. 12 miles

D. 47 miles

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True or False: Dogs can see blue and yellow.

A. True

B. False

C. It’s Complicated

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A. True. Although the common myth says that because dogs are “colorblind,” they can only see in black and white — that’s wrong. Dogs have two types of color-sensitive receptors in their eyes, while humans have three. That means dogs can see some colors (like blue and yellow), just not the same spectrum as humans.

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An exceptionally intelligent border collie named Chaser learned the names of how many different items over the course of three years?

A. 300

B. 6,000

C. 42

D. 1,000

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D. 1,000. Chaser could recognize 1,022 nouns, mostly children’s toys. Unfortunately, the 15-year-old border collie died in 2019.

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