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Posted 13 December 2013 - 19:50 (07:50 PM)

Okay, the technicalities, "This large bump on the dogs head is actually the occipital bone which can be more prominent in both breeds and individual dogs."  For those who don't know what I'm talking about, some dogs, have a bump on the top rear part of their heads, other have a smaller one or none at all. 

 

Commonly called the "knowledge bump", "smart bump" and a few other things.  It's said the the larger, more pronounced that bone is the smarter, more intelligent the dog is.

 

Of my two, Avalanche has a very pronounced knowledge bump and without doubt he's the more intelligent of the two. 

 

So, what's your experience with dogs and their knowledge bumps???





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Posted 13 December 2013 - 21:10 (09:10 PM)

Harry doesn't have one and he is totally stupid! :)

 

Though when he eats his head structure changes and moves a lot, it's like his skull is loose and not properly fused, so funny to watch!


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 21:19 (09:19 PM)

I can literally see ices across the room from where I'm sitting. Lol. I know from memory that Bear has a large lump on her head (bigger than ices) and my Brooke, poor little staffy girl has no bump I can feel but does have a "split" skull at the front, where her head got wider as sge grew up and 'dips' in the centre like a wave. Maybe that's her own special version of a knowledge bump......a knowledge dip, lol. Let's face it bull breeds are more Braun over brain at the best of times. :)

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 21:42 (09:42 PM)

hmmm, I always wondered about that!  I notice those on all 3 of mine


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:09 (02:09 AM)

I stumbled upon this a few days ago and I was wondering what it was lol.

 

Jelly has a small bump but she's pretty smart imo compared to the other huskies in our group.   :D.


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:48 (07:48 AM)

LOL you made me rush outside to feel Dime's head :lol:

 

he has a pretty pronounced bump :o might be why he's so smart? 



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Posted 15 December 2013 - 20:07 (08:07 PM)

Have had a good feel, charlie has a small bump he middling intelligence wise. Solo's concave, explains a lot rofl.
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