Science: Talkers

Two articulate dogs last week argued for attention. At the Eastern Dog Club's show in Boston one Princess Jacqueline, French bull from Bangor, Maine, answered questions logically, in a thin, high-pitched voice like a parrot's, "I will . . . I won't . . . Bangor . . . elevator." Her owner, Mrs. Mabel A. Robinson, explained proudly that Jacqueline had learned to talk "all by herself."

In Manhattan, Mrs. J. Stuart Tompkins read of Jacqueline, was piqued into bragging of Boulderwall, her Great Dane house dog. Never permitted to bark, Boulderwall's lips have...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!