Recently I was involved in an argument involving which is better cats or dogs? I beleive the answer is dogs. But I wanted to know what you guys think. Any thoughts?
Yeah, dogs ftw. They've always felt more loyal to me. Not that there aren't loyal cats as well, but I mean by average.
Exactly my point. Dogs can sniff out drugs, stop criminals, and hunt deer.
I have a picture of a cute dog my friend has if you want me to prove that dogs can be as cute as cats.
I kinda prefer cats. Dog needs too much attention, and the licking isn't cool especially if you think too much about viruses like I do. Another awesome thing about cats is that even untrained cats don't just defecate everywhere. Picking up poop isn't fun.
I have had a dog that we didn't even have to teach him and he went in the bushes always.
We had to "potty train" ours with little mats (we mostly had small dogs) untill they got it right, but at least they don't poop indoors anymore.
But their digestive system allows them to literally eat shit, and often times they do. Plus, chances are if there is a germ or bacteria or whatever in our mouths (becides common diseases like the flu), chances are our immune systems can handle it.
Dogs have been specifically trained by humans to be fiercely loyal since the first wolf was domesticated. This has resulted in an intense loyalty as well as love that has travelled down the dogs' (I guess you would call it a family chain? For the life of me I can't remember the term) into all breeds that I have heard of. Other than their unconditional love (unless emotional trauma is involved), dogs still tend to be highly moldable, so you can train them to do what you want within reason, be it gaurd dog, or just something to love. Also, I heard about this study (can't cite it) about how people with dogs tend to be able to vent their sadness to them, which makes them feel better afterwards.
Cats definately have the cuteness factor when they are younger, but that's not the only thing they are good for. Cats can also be used to clear your house (and the surrounding area) of vermin. Also, lets not forget how adorable kittens are when they are playing ^-^. Anyway, their cuteness soon fades as they grow older, and they basically just lay around inside or spend all their time outside, and you'll only see them a couple of times a day. Also I heard (can't cite this either, but I would give it less credibility than the dog study) that cats don't love their owner, just the fact that their owner feeds them and takes care of them.
All in all, even though I have had both species as pets and my favorite pet was even a cat, I like dogs more.
Dogs are really cool. I even know one that hates violence. If you hit someone or kick someone it goes beserk. And won't stop barking until you leave the other person alone.
In out house we have a little dog that grew about 4 inches since it was a puppy, and it still rules all the other dogs lol.
Dogs are better pets, better companions, but some people prefer cats.
I personally like cats more through personal experience, I used to own a little puppy pug named Cookie who would always attack me and bite my feet (Then the next day got stolen in the middle of the night...) And my cat Ms. Priss is much less evil, shes very nice and sleeps in my closet, she's just so much nicer.
I see where you come from but I still hold dogs close to my heart.
ha, I saw this show on the Animal Planet not to long ago called "Cats vs. Dogs" and DOGS WON! Only by 1 point though. I think it's just the general preference of the human being caused by personal experiences and how close you can be with something that you can't understand (language wise).
Oh yeah, I prefer dogs over cats.
Well I saw a Dogs 101 show (Or was it Cats 101?) and they asked a commercial question, what kind of animal has a higher household population (In America), a cat or a dog? When the commercial break ended, apperently more households have cats than dogs, but there are more dogs in the average household than cats. So I guess they're equal...to some extent. (I still like cats more though.)
I've seen both, it was so cute! The reason was because most people who do own cats own more than 1 (I know a friend who has 5), while families that dogs normally have 1 or 2, so the answer was that there are more cats used as pets than dogs.
I always just assumed this thread was about a remake of that movie Cats and Dogs from ages ago or something so I never bothered looking at it XD
Dogs are definitely better. They're loyal and their love is the closest thing you can get to unconditional. They also look and act a lot cooler than cats do, more down-to-earth/less stuck-up - there's tonnes of advantages.
I have 2 dogs, but I like cats better. Also, like October, I thought this was a discussion of the Cats vs Dogs movie.
Naw I just wanted to know what you people think.
Probably a play on movie titles. If we did do this every year, I not sure how I would feel. Though, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be good.
Dogs are smarter, even though some don't act like it. A dog can learn the names of 100 toys and if you tell him/her one of the names it will bring you that toy from the pile (I've seen 2 dogs do this) and they can learn that within a year. But it takes cats 2-3 years to learn 1 simple trick.
So another way dogs dominate cats.
"Anything that bounces when it barks, not a dog. Anything that I can drop-kick over the back fence, not a dog! Anything that is regularly scared by a running leaf, not a dog!!" -Jeff Dunham
Yeah, I hate little rat dogs as well. I'm only okay with Dachunds because i think they're adorable. ^_^
What's with this irrational hatred of small dogs? All I've seen is "I hate little rat dogs" with no reasons lol. Small dogs, although not as good as attack dogs (unless its a pug, those things are vicous!), are great gaurd dogs that aren't to intimidating for visitors. Plus they fit in your lap :)
Yeah, that's what I was thinking of. I couldn't remember if it was 1000 or 100.
I've always prefered dogs. They're much more fun and lovable:)
I'm not sure that proves dogs are smarter than cats. I think that jsut proves that dogs are willing to learn, and cats are just too independent to sit with you for hours to learn 1000 different names for toys. Cats aren't dogs, you can't expect them to enjoy being told what to do.
I told you guys, it takes 2-3 years for a cat to learn one simple trick! So, maybe the cat could do the same thing, but it would take a lot longer!
Just so you know the 2011 thing was just cause I wanted to put it. I will not do the same thing each year.
It was just that last time I was around a cat it was in my personal space.
Bet there is somewhere.
Good luck to you.
Tada. Just like the intelligence of humans are different from animals like dolphins.
Everyone knows that mice are the smartest creatures on Earth followed by dolphins then humans... obviously.
.... No one got the reference?
Hitchikers guide to the galaxy of course!