Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

Doggie Vocabulary

on August 16, 2008

I love it when Jasmine perks her ears and cocks her head when I talk to her. I really wonder how much she understands…although I know she understands certain words such as:

  • Jasmine
  • Pup-Pup
  • Jazzy
  • Come
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Lap
  • Off
  • Up
  • Stay
  • Crawl
  • Leave It
  • Okay
  • Go outside
  • Go for rides
  • Let’s go
  • Good girl
  • Walkies
  • Bone
  • Din-din/dinner
  • Night-nights
  • Brush
  • Cheese
  • Scratchies
  • Do your business (a most important phrase)

Hm…not bad! I wonder how many words or phrases the “average” dog understands. There is a border collie that knows the names of over 200 objects. Those darn overachievers always blow the curve.

Here’s a link to a site that provides you with a way to test your dog’s IQ. Jasmine and I are going to take the test. How did your dog do? How many words does he/she know?

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2 responses to “Doggie Vocabulary

  1. mitch says:

    This is really awesome! I’m planning on getting a doxie of my own so I’m kinda checking on some blogs/sites about them. This IQ thing is just wonderful. Is it for real?

    Awesome, awesome! 🙂

  2. scot says:

    Our old dachshund definitely knows that word “cheese”. That may be her favorite.

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