Help us by supporting canine research

Dogs and humans have been living together for centuries and yet we are far from maximizing the potential of this unique bond.

Studying the relationship between dogs and humans teaches us a great deal about both humans and dogs. This research can help improve our cooperation and future welfare.

If you’re on this page you already know how amazing dogs are. Research into dog cognition and communication is a new study field, any donation, big or small, can make a difference in our quest to better understand our best friends.

The Challenge

Six of the world’s most exceptional dogs will try to show who is the smartest of them all.

  • In the 1st stage the dogs will have one week to learn the names of 6 toys.


  • During the 2nd stage the dogs will have again one week but will try to learn the names of 12 toys!

Follow the Challenge

LIVE BROADCASTS on FaceBook and YouTube every Wednesday h. 19.00 CET, until December 16th
1st. STAGE

Our genius dogs

About Us



Lab Dogs – not what you thought

Ethology, you might have heard the word before but you are still not sure what that means? And dog science? What does your fluffy have to do with science at all? Keep reading and we will answer these questions.   So, what is ethology? Ethology is the science of studying animals’ behavior in their natural…

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Research is conducted at ELTE University under the:

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