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"She knows 1,022 names, a record that displays unexpected depths of the canine mind and may help explain how children acquire language."
 ~ Sit. Stay. Parse. Good Girl!

Nicholas Wade, The New York Times

"In the age old war between cats and dogs,

canines might have just struck

the killer blow...."

                     ~  Jessica Griggs, New Scientist

"The smartest and most beautiful

dog in the world."

                          ~  Olivier O'Mahony, Paris Match

"Chaser is the most scientifically  important dog in over a century.  

Brian Hare, co-author of THE GENIUS OF DOGS

"The world's smartest dog, Chaser has the largest vocabulary of any nonhuman animal."

 ~  Super Smart animals, BBC Television

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Chaser's book is a New York Times Best Seller

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This marvelous blend of good science and heartwarming dog story will inspire all of us to reexamine our canine friends. --Nancy Bent, Booklist

"An engrossing and remarkable tale."
—The Bark

"A delightful memoir that offers a challenge to behavioral psychologists and inspiration for pet lovers."
—Kirkus Reviews

"This marvelous blend of good science and heartwarming dog story will inspire all of us to reexamine our canine friends."
—Booklist, *starred* review

"Chaser is the most scientifically important dog in over a century. Her fascinating story reveals just how sophisticated a dog’s mind can be."
—Brian Hare, coauthor of The Genius of Dogs

"After you read Chaser, you will realize that you may have underestimated the intelligence of your dog. Marvelous insights into a dog’s mind."
—Temple Grandin, author of Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human

"This is an extraordinary book, full of warmth and wisdom that has the potential to forever change the way we look at dogs. While Chaser herself seems extraordinary, maybe she is also every dog, in showing us what every dog is capable of.
—Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, author of When Elephants Weep and Dogs Never Lie About Love

"If a truly great book leaves one better for having read it, then Chaser is quite simply a masterpiece. Dogs and those of us who love them owe to debt of gratitude to the brilliant, courageous author and his equally heroic subject."
—Jennifer Arnold, author of Through a Dog’s Eyes

Read about the incredible journey of John Pilley & Chaser.

A blend of "Marley & Me" meets riveting science 

John Pilley is the New York Times
co-author with Hilary Hinzman of 
"Chaser, Unlocking the Genius of the Dog Who Knows a Thousand Words"

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