Big dogs may be smarter than small dogs, according to a new study

08:01 (GMT+2) Tue, 05 Feb 2019

Dogs with larger brains outperform smaller dogs in some intelligence tests, according to new research published in the journal Animal Cognition.

The study found that bigger dogs have better short-term memory and self-control than smaller ones. But their size had no impact on tests of social intelligence, such as following human pointing gestures.

Researchers from the University of Arizona's Arizona Canine Cognition Center analysed data from more than 7,000 purebred domestic dogs from 74 different breeds.

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