Now that Pablo’s IQ test is finished, what are the results? Let’s add up his test scores:
Test #1 5 points
Test #2 5 points
Test #3 4 points
Test #4 4 points
Test #5 5 points
Test #6 1 point
Total: 24 points
More than 25 points Your dog is a genius
15-15 points Your dog is smart, but won’t go to Harvard
5 to 15 points Your dog isn’t too bright, but most likely very cute
Below 5 points No comment, but check for pulse
Pablo missed being a genius by 1 point!
In conclusion, I have severe misgivings about this test. As others have commented, a lot depends on how motivated a dog is. If a dog isn’t a fiend for treats the way Pablo is, he/she might not score as high on some tests. Does that mean the dog isn’t intelligent? Not necessarily. Also, Pablo did very well freeing himself from the towel (test #2). But ever since he was a puppy, after a bath we’ve played a game where I chase him and throw a towel over him as he wriggles away. Did this game give him an unfair advantage?
Now that you know your dog’s IQ, do you wonder about your own? After spending a week testing Pablo’s, I know I question my own intelligence (and sanity). Here’s a quiz from Mensa. While not a valid IQ test, you will still find out how you measure up in the brain department. So go on, what are you afraid of?