Everyone knows that a dog can be very smart and incredibly trainable, but this goes beyond the pale! This has got to be the smartest dog in the world!
As most of us already know, dogs are ranked among the most intelligent species of animals. They are right up there with chimpanzees, elephants and dolphins. And while we’ve never met a dog we didn’t love, it’s also obvious that not all canines are equal when it comes to smarts….
This is Pituco, the dog from Brazil who does his own grocery shopping every day to collect his food. Just about every day, he travels solo from home to the nearby veterinary clinic, Agro Pet, which also has a pet food and supply shop food.
It is the dog that needs no owner!
“Everybody knows Pituco,” Agro Pet shop’s vet told The Dodo. “His food is on the top shelf, so we have to hand it to him. He barks until we do.”
Putico has a tab, and as soon as the dog gets his food, he simply goes home. Pituco owners pay his tab later, although this dog could end up with his own job and debit card as smart as he is!
Putico has also become much of a world celebrity, garnering over 1 million views on Facebook!
While Pituco is clearly an independent-minded pup, he doesn’t only think of himself. Sometimes his family will call the shop ahead of time to ask for cat food or birdseed for their other pets which, when handed to him, Pituco happily carries back home instead.
Ironic that Pituco means ‘posh’ in Spanish! ‘Posh’ he definitely is!
Gotta love a good dog with the the ability to quickly learn new commands. Many dogs have the potential for obedience to perform them 95% of the time or better. Recent research shows that all dogs are much smarter than we ever knew.
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