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Are Dogs better than Cats?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Helix, Dec 3, 2016.


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  1. A Dog

    32 vote(s)
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  2. A Cat

    17 vote(s)
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  1. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    I like Dogs better than Cats.....
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. neckdive

    neckdive

    Oct 11, 2013
    The answer to the title question is...

    Yes.
     
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  4. Linnin

    Linnin SUSPENDED

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Dogs are smarter than cats.
     
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  5. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    Me and my SO use to have 2 cats....God rest their soul.......but now I want a dog
     
  6. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    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.

    "Lucky Dog"
    Good  Dog.JPG
     
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  7. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Both are delicious when properly prepared.
     
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  8. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    You weirdo :)

     
  9. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Freshness is key.
     
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  10. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    Reno/Tahoe
    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
     
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  11. D M C

    D M C Oh good god, this again? Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    North America, Earth
    On the threshold of a verge on the brink.
    I like dogs. I like cats. It depends on the individual.
     
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  12. Dogs have Masters but cats have servants.
     
  13. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    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.
     
  14. Linnin

    Linnin SUSPENDED

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Hound Dogs Hunt
     
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  15. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    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 :D
     
  16. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    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.
     
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  17. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    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
     
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  18. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Who's smarter now?
     
  19. catcauphonic

    catcauphonic High Freak of the Low Frequencies Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2012
    Seattle WA
    Can't train cats? Tell this (very single) lady from Chicago :p

     
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  20. 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.
     
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