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How many words do dogs understand?

Scientists have concluded that, on average, dogs know 89 words or phrases. Almost half of them are commands like “Sit!” or “Stop!” Some words also represent common verbs: “Wait” or “Treat”.

It found that the most educated dogs respond to more than 200 specific words, roughly the vocabulary of a two-year-old child. That is, animals have a certain level of understanding of language.

The size of a dog’s vocabulary was influenced by breed and service status (eg police dog). But her age and qualities of the owner – no.

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