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.