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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Helix, Dec 3, 2016.
I like Dogs better than Cats.....
I used to be a dog person and thought cats were just too friggin' weird.
Then my wife and I went to a shelter, and this cat caught my eye. Good lookin' cat. He won me over.
Still prefer dogs, but cats are cool too. One coal black Great Dane named Jet, one Classic Tabby named Tommy the Cat. I have found a balance.
The answer to the title question is...
Dogs are smarter than cats.
Me and my SO use to have 2 cats....God rest their soul.......but now I want a dog
I have always been a dog person. With that said, I don't have anything against cats. If I am at a friends house who has a cat, I always make an attempt to pet their cat. Some will let me, some will not.
Both are delicious when properly prepared.
Freshness is key.
I love cats.
We've had them in the past. They many times seem aloof and only seek your attention when THEY feel like it.
Dogs on the other hand, are fiercely loyal and are always there for you.
They can sense our moods and react according to OUR needs in an instant.
Gimme a dog (or two) any day
I like dogs. I like cats. It depends on the individual.
Dogs have Masters but cats have servants.
what i've read is that vets were unable to determine this. they determined that they could teach dogs things, but cats didn't have the same type of pack mentality, so they're not wired to please. that makes it harder to teach them, which makes it harder to determine how intelligent they are. we had a cat who figured out how to open everything in the house, including latches, even grabbing the looser doorknobs between his front paws and turning them.
and some cats breeds or even individual cats are much smarter than others, while some dogs are much dumber than others. german shepherds can learn and retain some things as fast and well as a human. afgan hounds, on the other hand, are gorgeous but not too bright.
Hound Dogs Hunt
I was at the pet store today.....seen some Russian turtles also, and was almost about to get them to
Please @Gorn, don't weigh in
I read somewhere that the smartest dogs have intelligence roughly equivalent to a 2.5 year old human. That's kind of impressive.
Dogs are far more demanding in terms of "quality time" required from their owner. By that I mean dogs need their owners to walk them, play with them, and do other things similar to nurturing a child. Cats are much less demanding in those respects because they're more independent. You can leave a cat home alone for several days and as long as it has food & water and a place to do its business it'll be fine. Dogs who've bonded with humans do not do well in the same situation.
Well that's my experience anyway.
The fact that dogs never pass up an opportunity to eat the kitty rocha should end this thread definitively with the answer.
TL/DR - No
Who's smarter now?
Can't train cats? Tell this (very single) lady from Chicago
Let's just say if it was me, a dog, a cat and another human trapped on a desert island with no food... eventually it would just be me and the dog picking the bones clean.