Shuangyashan City, China - A dog is so smart that it can read about 30 Chinese characters as well pictures of animals and pick up things as requested by the owner.
The shepherd dog, named Huzi (meaning 'tiger') is raised by Fan Moling, a resident of the northernmost province of Heilongjiang.
"I feel very surprised as I've never known a dog that can read Chinese characters. It's a first," said a resident.
"I once saw the dog sending an umbrella to its owner when it rained. And it also went out to greet its owner, like a kid, very clever," said Fan Moling's neighbor.
The owner taught Huzi to learn Chinese characters after it can recognize eight animals after a two-month training.
"My friend suggested that I should teach (Chinese) characters to Huzi as she is very clever. So I wrote some characters on a cigarette box and as I pronounce each one, Huzi can recognize which one I'm reading out. And we carry this on for a while, as a form of training," said Fan Moling.
At present, Huzi is able to recognize more than 30 characters including his name, the city he lives in and the place name of Beijing.
CCTV via CNN Newssource