How long do dogs remember?

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  1. D_Roderick Beresford Stiffington IV

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    My family had to give away my small west highland terrier about a year ago to some friends of ours. I haven't seen the dog since we gave him away but I'm going to their house soon to help them paint a room and move some stuff around. I've just been wondering how the dog will react, we had him for about 4 years and anytime I went away for even a few days..as a dog usually would behave, he'd go insane when he saw me again. I curious how he'll be around me after a whole year though. Has anyone experienced something like this?
     
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    i'm not too sure, but my uncles dog used to bite me playfully when he was a puppy, then when i next saw him 3 years later, he full on attacked my face (luckily moved and got a couple of scratches on nose and cheek, but took a nasty gash in the wrist when i covered my face)! i think he was trying to be playful again...i do actually love dogs though, so let us know how it goes will you?
     
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    Dogs are like elephants they never forget.:cool:
     
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    He will know you and love you! Remember that scent is most important to dogs so he may not recognize you from a distance but once you're near he'll go bonkers.

    Be sure to bring treats!

     
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    Dogs have poor short term memory. If they "get" something they tend to remember. Though Irish setters are the worst at this, failing to greet owners after a few month's separation. Poddles and terriers and some Lhasa Apso's are pretty good with memory.
     
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    A Westie will definitely remember you after a mere year.
     
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    I don't know bout dogs but I know cats have an excellent memory
     
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    Cats are not smart in the way dogs are smart. Cat fanciers sees all kinds of smart in them because they want to.

    The only thing on a cat's mind when it is with people is: "if you were smaller, I could eat you."
     
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