My boss has just paid a bloody fortune (Â£600 odd) for an English pointer puppy. All morning he has been extolling their virtues as "highly intelligent gun-dogs." This got me thinking about my own motheaten pooch. A boxer. For my money they are possibly the dimmest breed of dog. We have had to put little butterfly stickers on the patio windows so he will stop running into them (he's 13 by the way). And last summer chased a seagull so hard that he actually went straight of the end of South Parade pier at Portsmouth - which is a fair old drop for those who haven't seen it. Anyone got a dimmer dog?