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Research by Wofford professors with smart border collie receives worldwide attention

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(Photo Credit: Chris Bott)  

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Wofford has had the Boston Terrier as its mascot for many years. It turns out, however, the smartest dog on campus is Chaser, a border collie, who is fast gaining scientific attention for her ability to comprehend the names of more than 1,000 objects.

Chaser and the research of Wofford's Dr. Alliston Reid and Dr. John Pilley are receiving attention from around the world. See the links below. (Be sure to check back periodically, as new links are being added almost daily.)

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