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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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smart & not as smart

i think it's evident that i love my dogs, both of them.

being my first hav and the one that filled the hole in my heart when my border collie died, mugsy is just plain special to me.

kaylie is a bit nervous still but really has made her place in my heart and home also.

when i first got mugsy he was so **** cute that i just walked around with this silly grin on my face. he could make me laugh like no other.

but i have to say that when they are side by side and i see how they look at the world, their priorities and problem solving abilities that mugsy is really not all that smart - at the least, kaylie is a bit smarter than he is anyway.

not that it makes any difference in my feelings towards either of them.

just thought i'd mention it ...

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 11-07-2008, 12:17 PM
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I love(d) Cooper to bits. But, I'd always say that boy was as dumb as a box of rocks. Even the trainer said he was, which of course hacked me off. I thought for sure he had blonde roots

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Henry has selective smarts!! It's by his selection
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Really? Are all you guys just jokin around or what?? I've seen really intelligent things come out of Beamer.. And I do not mean things he's trained to do like sit and high five! I mean like everyday random events that he honestly does show pretty good intelligence!

What really stupid things do your guys do???? lol (Don't get me wrong, Beamer does really stupid things to, but also very smart things!)

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Joe, I know exactly how you feel. I will always have a special place in my heart for Jasper as he was my first dog ever --- And he is by far the smarter of the two...but he is so smart he is a worrier and not really a balanced dog as Cesar would say. Where as Cash is just a goofy love bug who acts like a dog.

And there are days I swear-- I love Cash more, and others where Jasper is my favorite. I guess it is just like kids...you love equally them for different reasons.




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DH always says, "Scooter, you are one dumb dog!" Scooter just looks at him with his head tilted and waits to be loved! I guess he is a bit "slow", but he's my baby and I love him!


**DH loves this little dog like crazy, please don't think he's mean for saying that!

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Joe,
that is funny you bring that up, because we were just talking about the differances between Casper and Missy....and Casper is by far the smart one and Missy is great in the show ring "walking pretty", but boy she has been a slow learning other stuff.

Casper is two now and Missy is one yr old and I was wondering if she would ever caught up with Casper in the smarts dept.?
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Whenever I have complained that one of our dogs isn't too smart, my husband replies " what does it matter, it doesn't have to do our income tax". We have had one very smart dog and it was exhausting. You always have to be one step ahead of them or they can cause havoc.
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I refer to Bogart as my mentally handicapped child. I hope I'm not offending anyone here. But sometimes he just comes across that way. But as Ryan mentioned I've also seen my guys do some pretty smart things. It just seems that Bogart is the one who always ends up getting being at the wrong place at the wrong time. If something is going to fall, it will more than likely fall on Bogart. If I am at the park with Bogart and Brando, Bogart is more likely to get peed on than Brando. If Bogart is going to pee on something, it takes him so long to make up his mind, Brando comes in and pees on whatever it is before Bogart can decide...of course the then just kinda walks away ....on and on it is.

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Whenever I have complained that one of our dogs isn't too smart, my husband replies " what does it matter, it doesn't have to do our income tax". We have had one very smart dog and it was exhausting. You always have to be one step ahead of them or they can cause havoc.
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That was funny lol!

it's true though, they only have to be smart enough to eat, do their business in the right place, and lick our faces. Although when they want something, they sure are smart enough to know how to make us feel guilty.

Chances are if your parents never had kids...you won't either...
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