I love my little Maltese Shitzu and Gemma is always by my side as I walk,but she is one of the dumbest dogs I have ever had.
My mother had to look after our two little dogs while we were away for a week. My wife's dog is called Mumbles and was the runt of the liter.
We were down by the pool area,there was a coloured cover on the pool and I wanted to show my how dumb my dog was. I told her to hold both of them while I went to the other side out of the pool. I told her what both would do. Mumbles would walk around, Gemma would take the shortest distance between two points.
Mum let them go and I called them. Mumbles walked around the pool, my dog, strait across the pool cover and started sinking. Rescued her, gave them back to mum and said,now watch again.
I called them,she let them go, Mumbles walked around the pool, Gemma, strait across the pool cover exactly like before.
My mother said "you are kidding ?" and I told her we could do this all day, with the same results.
Hence, my dumb dog.