Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Breed of Intelligence

I have to disagree with a recent study I heard about on the news. The dachshund is ranked 49 on the list of intelligent dogs. I guess that could be worse, but some moron decided that there were 48 breeds of dogs smarter than my child. Since Fred and I don't have any "human" children yet, I have to brag on our smart boy...

Knox has learned how to jump on the bed, knock the pillows off and get underneath the covers when he's ready for some quiet time. Pretty impressive, huh? (This picture was taken before he un-made the bed I just made) Knox loves to sunbathe. He gets this from his mommy. He takes one of the cords from the blinds and throws it against the window to let us know he wants to go outside. Smart!!
Last night, Fred and I were walking Knox and he found a piece of cardboard. You would have thought this was the best toy ever. He carried it all the way home (which is about 3 blocks). It was like giving a kid a refrigerator box to play with.

I don't have a picture of this, but Knox knows how to open the pantry door (this is where his treats are). The other day, he opened the door and managed to lock himself in there. We have to work on opening the door from the other side.

Dachshunds are known for being badger dogs and for being manipulative (which Knox is). He makes these cute little faces and I feel like I have to give him a treat. I thought my will-power was stronger. He even does this one trick where he stands on his hind legs and balances. I can't ever get to the camera fast enough to snap a picture.

But wait, because I think he's so much smarter than most dogs, does that make me dumb??

FYI...Knox is in training for the wiener dog race in September!!! Stay tuned.


Heather said...

I agree. As a new Dachshund owner they should be much higher on the list!! And yes very manipulative...but smart!!

Wiener dog race?? What is this??

timlinzrowland said...

He is so cute I think Know is doing his part and cleaning up the litter. He is going green ;) And yes giving a kid a refrigerator box is the best thing since sliced bread. My boys love them!

jen + ryan said...

i agree; dachshunds are TOTALLY smart!!!

A Girl Can Dream said...

ha ha your last comment (does that make me dumb...NO!). He sounds very smart and is soooo cute! Can't wait to read about the wiener dog race!

erin said...

Hehe, that's so cute. Our dog does the bed thing too. She loves being covered up!

Heather said...

My kids want a "wiener" dog so bad!
Your little baby is so cute and very smart! :)

jill said...

knox is a genius! stupid list. but i promise you that if dachsunds are 49, then min-pins (like my children) must be somewhere near 400. ha! my two are super manipulative too. for example, they are now the kings of the new leather furniture we swore they'd never get on. and jake does the SAME thing knox does with the bed! love the fur babies!