A lot or a little? Wolves discriminate quantities better than dogs

December 16, 2014
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ScienceDaily sumarises a Vienna University of Veterinary Medicine study published in Frontiers in Psychology regarding wolf and dog abilities to discriminate quantities. Scientists studied how well dogs can discriminate between different quantities and discovered that wolves perform better than dogs at such tasks. Possibly dogs lost this skill, or a predisposition for it, during domestication.

Read ScienceDaily article from the link above. You can also go to the original article in Frontiers in Psychology here.

Dogs probably lost their skill to discriminate quantities during domestication.