Amazing skills of rescue dog who can read

Rufus has learnt how to read flashcards (really)

Amazing skills of rescue dog who can read

Meet Rufus - the incredible dog who loves nothing more than impressing his owner by showing off his reading skills.

Rufus the German Shepherd and Rottweiler cross was taken in by owner Sharon Rogers when she found him wandering the streets as a puppy.

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And after spotting he had an aptitude for games, she used flashcards to teach him how to read the words "sit", "come" and "stay" and respond accordingly.

Impressed Sharon said the seven-year-old pooch picked up the skills in a matter of months and has also learned how to ring the doorbell when he is finished playing outside.

She's hoping to teach the pet from Swindon, Wiltshire, more words in the future.

Proud 'mum' Sharon said: "Rufus has always seemed really intelligent."