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1925: Chum - the dog that can read

While dogs have a general reputation for intelligence, there are few whose education is as far advanced as Chum, a terrier owned by Mrs Young of The Studio, Cuckfield, Sussex, who spells his own name, placing the letters which compose it in their correct order without ever making a mistake.

Saturday Journal (Adelaide), 5 September 1925, P13, World's Scrapbook

Photo: Margaret Foat, 10, reads a book while petting Toby, a certified therapy dog, during a Paws for Reading session at Mickelsen Community Library on Fort Bliss. Fort Bliss Public Affairs Office. Wikimedia public domain image.

Contributed by Malcolm Davison.



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