Born January 1st 1994, in Echo Bay, Canada, Chanda was a Champagne Toy Poodle who caught the attention of the Local, National and International Press. Afghan hounds may be the dummest dogs in the world, but experts say Poodles come in at number two.
Meet Chanda-Leah, the smartest canine who ever lived.
“A Guinness record holder, at the age of five, for ‘MOST TRICKS PERFORMED BY A DOG’, Chanda was the only dog, past or present, to be responding to well over 1000 hand and verbal commands. At seven and a half weeks of age Chanda went to live in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, where she resided until her death in June 2006. She could do 1000 different tricks, responding to commands.
Like any new baby, Chanda learned to crawl, to stand, to walk, and yes, was even potty trained. From those simple commands as a puppy, to her final day, it was an on-going learning experience for dog and master. It was this experience that shaped the destiny of the little dog that had come to be known as The World’s Smartest Dog.
Chanda entertained in schools, churches, nursing homes and hospitals, brightening up the lives of the people she touched, with her big smile, her ‘attitude’ and a high energy level that kept audiences amused for over an hour. This was and is the type of entertainment that excites and delights every generation.
Staying focused and responding to so many commands was truly incredible, but her uncanny ability to make people laugh was a unique ministry that was nothing short of phenomenal. Chanda appeared on television and radio shows around the world…had been written about in newspapers, books and magazines.