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Who's smarter a dog or a monkey?

I love both animals,but can never find who's smarter.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It all depends on the species of monkey and breed of dog.

    There are some species of monkey that they are finding to be almost as smart as some apes but there are also some species that are not so bright.

    With dogs it is just the same. There are some breeds, mainly herding breeds that are extremly smart and others that you could poke in the eye all day and they would not react.

    Source(s): work at a zoo that has various species of ape and monkey as well as wild and domestic canines
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Monkey. Definitely, you see only dogs who have been trained are Smart. dogs are sometimes born smart not often. I mean I Adore dogs and always have but have you seen what a monkey can do! But the most Intelligent animal apart from human is a dolphin then some other animal (can't remember the name right now!) then a kind of monkey ( can't remember that ever = S) Hope I have helped!

    Source(s): My mind.
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well you really need to determine just what you mean by smart. A lab can retrieve a duck in cold water 100 feet from the blind. A monkey wont get in cold water. Which is smarted. You see it is relative. It is also subjective.

    There is NO method to test intelligence in any animal except humans. Therefore deciding which animal is smarter than another is purely the opinion of the observer.

    Your question starts with "who". Well animals aren't who. The proper word is which.

    Source(s): me = biologist
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  • Kevin
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    A monkey is any cercopithecoid (Old World monkey) or platyrrhine (New World monkey) primate. All primates that are not prosimians (lemurs and tarsiers) or apes are monkeys. The 264 known extant monkey species represent two of the three groupings of simian primates (the third group being the 21 species of apes). Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent and, unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails.

    The New World monkeys are classified within the parvorder Platyrrhini, whereas the Old World monkeys (superfamily Cercopithecoidea) form part of the parvorder Catarrhini, which also includes the apes. Thus, scientifically speaking, monkeys are paraphyletic (not a single coherent group) and Old World monkeys are actually more closely related to the apes than they are to the New World monkeys.

    Due to its size (up to 1 m/3 ft) the Mandrill is often thought to be an ape, but it is actually an Old World monkey. Also, a few monkey species have the word "ape" in their common name.

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    The dog (Canis lupus familiaris,[2] pronounced /ˈkeɪ.nis ˈluːpəs fʌˈmɪliɛəris/) is a domesticated form of the Gray Wolf, a member of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. The term is used for both feral and pet varieties. The domestic dog has been one of the most widely kept working and companion animals in human history. Amongst canine enthusiasts, the word "dog" may also mean the male of a canine species, as opposed to the word "*****" (the female of the species).

    The dog quickly became ubiquitous across culture in all parts of the world, and was extremely valuable to early human settlements. For instance, it is believed that the successful emigration across the Bering Strait might not have been possible without sled dogs.[3] Dogs perform many roles for people, such as hunting, herding, protection, companionship, and, more recently, assisting handicapped individuals. Currently, there are estimated to be 400 million dogs in the world.[4]

    Over the 15,000 year span that the dog had been domesticated, it diverged into only a handful of landraces, groups of similar animals whose morphology and behavior have been shaped by environmental factors and functional roles. As the modern understanding of genetics developed, humans began to intentionally breed dogs for a wide range of specific traits. Through this process, the dog has developed into hundreds of varied breeds, and shows more behavioral and morphological variation than any other land mammal.[5] For example, height measured to the withers ranges from a few inches in the Chihuahua to a few feet in the Irish Wolfhound; color varies from white through grays (usually called "blue'") to black, and browns from light (tan) to dark ("red" or "chocolate") in a wide variation of patterns; coats can be short or long, coarse-haired to wool-like, straight, curly, or smooth.[6] It is common for most breeds to shed this coat, but non-shedding breeds are also popular.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Dogs are smarter!

    Ever heard of a monkey with a sixth sense!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Scientifically, dolphins have been proven to be the smartest animal. Chimpanzees are close behind them. Monkeys are not apes (chimps are apes) and are much less intelligent than them, but still much more intelligent than dogs.

    Intelligence in the scientific community if based on whether an animal has self-awareness, awareness of other individuals, and understands the knowledge and beliefs of others.

    Although a seeing eye dog might seem to be highly intelligent, it is a low form of intelligence - an animal does not have to be particuarly smart to be trained.

    Source(s): Zoologist.
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  • 4 years ago

    Any animal including HUMANS can be trained, some can learn (INCLUDING HUMANS). And other animals know instinctively how do do certain things naturaly thru evolution. Monkeys can naturaly be just as smart as humans (including most humans i have meet.)

    You humans seem to think that you yourselves are smarter just becouse you THINK you can do things others dont. "We talk" or "build" ha, love to see you fight a bear for a fish, or drop you off WAY OFF GRID. See whos smarter then.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    10 define what you mean by "smart"

    It is said a "smart dog" is like a 3 yr old child.

    My cat says she is smarter than any dog around and has the college degree to prove it.

    Monkeys and apes are able to solve problems

    Dolphins, whales and elephants are abel to solve problems and communicate

    crows can count

    intelligence is a matter of degree

    some animals demonstrate that they are self aware, that is they recognize that the other animal in the mirror is themselves

    Source(s): animal behavior is facinating
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  • 1 decade ago

    I think monkeys are smarter.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Monkeys are smarter than dogs.

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