Chaser passes away at 15 (Photo: Facebook\Chaser The Border Collie)
Chaser, the Border Collie, dubbed as the ‘World’s Smartest Dog’ has passed away at the age of 15. The border collie who first came into the arms of the Pilley family of Spartanburg, S.C., announced their dog Chaser’s passing on Facebook, describing her death as “peaceful, beautiful (and) quiet’’ and will be buried with the other Pilley dogs, sprinkled with John Pilley's ashes who died last year at 89.
Chaser rose to fame for her immense high IQ reportedly being able to recognize over 1000 words to which the late Wofford University professor Dr. John Pilley described as “the largest vocabulary of any non-human,” according to NBC News. She had appeared on “60 Minutes," “Nova" as well as NatGeo shows.
Chaser will be buried in the Pilley family’s yard and the late John Pilley's ashes will be sprinkled on her grave, according to the Facebook post by the Pilley family.