Top Ten Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats


The Top Ten

1 You can train a dog better than a cat.

I love how crazy cat lovers hate dogs. How can you hate a German shepherd or a lab. Dog are way smarter and trainable. Don't believe me? Dogs are used in police, military, and even therapy. The only thing cats are used for is therapy. Did I mention that you can train a dog to even save a life. Cats are somewhat useless. People only buy them because they are cut or they hate dogs. Not saying I hate cats but dogs are way way way way way way way better. And how can you resist a loyal dog than a mean and clawing cat.

You think all cats are just mean and clawing? You are obviously a biased person who knows nothing about cats. I don't see how being trained and being treated like some kind of toy or tool is a good thing. I don't hate dogs, and there are so many "crazy dog lovers" who hate on cats WAY more than cat lovers hate on dogs. - dopfui

Actually, the Abyssinian(I believe) Can be easily trained once it bonds with you and can learn more tricks than most dogs can, though they are hard to care for. In fact I taught my cat that I found motherless on the street, a mixed breed I will remind you, how to shake my hand and SOMETIMES stay, and he's still a kitten. I don't hate dogs, I just don't really like lab dogs because they are unnatural and made by humans, but I love huskies and german shepard's.

Lol I'm not biased. What I meant was that a small majority of cats are like that. You don't even know me anyways and I made this comment when I was young

I disgress, but I think it's perfectly fine if you are a dog person.

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2 Dogs protect you

Dogs do protect more than cats, but sometimes cats can protect you.


Doberman pinchers are very good gaurd dogs they are nicknamed velcro dogs as they stick beside u - KimNoel

3 Dogs care about you

Cats only care about pleasing themselves.

There was a video where a little kid was playing on his bike and then a dog attacked him. Then, a cat jumped in and defended the kid by clawing the dog and chasing it away.

My cat cares about me, why do you think she chased a robber away and fought him with the strength of a tiger? - Swiftdawn

And if true she did that to defend herself and her territory, not you. I think you should get a dog! - ShebaDaDog


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4 Dogs are smarter

They say in cartoons that cats are smarter, but if you ask me dogs are smarter. - nintendofan126

There was a cat that sniffed out illegal fish smugglers. (I'm not joking look it up) What I'm saying is that they each have their own uses. And smarter is different in people mind. Survival smartness? if you threw a domesticated cat and dog out in the wild, the cat would be perfectly fine, the dog? He might go look for some people or die. And pulling a sled is NOT a talent.

Dogs can sniff out bombs and pull sleds almost the amount of their weight while a cat can barely learn how to poop in a box

Yes I agree lol can't even poop in boxes those things called cats - ShebaDaDog

That's acually true - Gingerbobo

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5 A dog can protect your home better than a cat

Yes I've heard a lot of stories about dogs saving people's lives but I have never ever heard of a cat saving someone's life

Then... It's a watchdog! The one outside the home. - Animefan12

When you have a guard dog no one will come near your yard

How bout you USE Google to look up cats saving lives? Like seriously, there's an entire BOOK in my school. Like uh, y'all are dumb.

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6 There is no such thing as a bad dog- only a bad owner.

There is a book called "No Bad Dogs" Look it up. It sounds boring but I read some of it and I liked it a lot

So true so very true

Yes I believe everything on this list is true

7 Dogs love attention

So do cats. Different cat breeds have different personalities, most cats love to play with their owner or human, like the Abyssinian cat or Somali. - LemonadeOcean

Well some dogs want too much attention. - Userguy44

8 Dogs are better suited to lead you to a more active lifestyle

Cats just hunt. Dogs help the blind, sniff out drugs and bombs, get papers, and a million more ways.

I like this opinion

What if they gave cats a chance - Nateawesomeness

I love both

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9 Dogs are much more fun to play with than cats

Cats are lazy and boring to have. You have nothing to do with them. They just hunt which I don't exactly like. You don't want to see a dead rat in your house, don't you? Dogs like to play around, go outside, and all stuff like that.

Cats just... sit around. Dogs, on the other hand, play fetch, can be trained to play Hide and Seek, and they actually get along with other Dogs, unlike Cats with other Cats!

You have NEVER tried giving catnip to a cat! They go crazy on the stuff!

I know, but the the thing is, if the cat will only play for food it isn't fun in my opinion when a dog will play with you no matter how much food you have, and I don't think putting catnip on a stick and watching your cat try to get it I counts as "playing with the cat" its more like watch the cat get angry that your teasing him or her. - ShebaDaDog

Nope. Not true. A lot of cat breeds LOVE to play. Like the Abyssinian Cat, it’s energetic and loves to jump and leap, play around. Some cats even play with water! They go on the sink and turn it on! Like, seriously, both dogs and cats are fun to play with.

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10 Dogs are man's best friend

Yeah, man and dog are like Ash Ketchum and Pikachu - Animefan12

It's true, so true. - Ananya

I just had to add this. - nintendofan126

I had a cat and he was a good friend too. - Userguy44

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The Contenders

11 A dog knows when you are sad and he will try to comfort you, cats don't care how you feel, as long as you know where the can opener is.

This sounds unlikely but I think it might be true. Cause when I'm crying my dog tilts his head to try to understand.

I think the person who made this a dog-person...My cat cares about me, is playful and protect me

My cat always knows how I feel and cares for me. - JamesBourne

This is not true - JamesBourne

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12 Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities
13 A dog will wake you up if the house is on fire, cats will quietly sneak out through the back door.

Um, untrue in somecases! There were these people renting out cabins, and a dam had flooded or something, and the water was raging toward the homes. Their cat swatted the owner's face until he woke up, and he, his wife, and all the guests got out safely just as water wiped out the cabins. There was another case where a mother cat leapt into a burning building to save her kittens, and got out alive with them. She was badly burned, but survived. I'm not saying that dogs aren't awesomely heroic, they totally ARE, I just thought I'd share. -Cat lover

Agreed. If you see the cats list it is so inaccurate. Cause most of the cats didn't save lives as heroic as dogs. Cause dogs can call for help and pull you out of the fire if fallen. I think...:

Yeah, just like in a dogs purpose

Actually dogs always run away - pouria_mt

They don't always but sometimes I think if you have very good relationship with your dog (not just by pampering it but by playing with it and hiking with it and so on..) though I don't think all dogs would risk their lives for you. I think it depends on the dog and it depends on the owner. I'm not saying cats never save people from fires, but I think that while only 1 out of 100 cats would save their owners, dogs would save their owners like 60 out of 100. - ShebaDaDog

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14 Dogs can be trained
15 Dogs are cuter than cats

Untrue in my opinion

No both are cute

This is an opinion and not a fact. Both can be cute. - Userguy44

Dogs, cats and ducks are all very cute. 😍

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16 Dogs get you exercise
17 Dogs come in a huge range of breeds


So do cats. - BlueberryCatfish



18 Dogs can do jobs

When was the last time you heard of a security cat? Or a service cat? - Randomator

Yes lol blind man walking with garfield looking cat down street while cat bites and scratches and yells for being on guide harness. - ShebaDaDog

That's true. And they enjoy it.

Dogs are very helpful!

19 Dogs are domesticated, unlike cats
20 Dogs can protect you
21 Dogs are more loyal than cats
22 Dogs don't get lost as easily

Not true at all, its cats that can navigate themselves around a neighbor hood. And dogs just run away and you sometimes never see them again. - BlueberryCatfish

23 Dogs listen. When you talk to dogs, they will tilt their heads and try to work out what you are saying, on the other hand a cat will just meow and walk away...

Uh-huh! That's true! I talk to Dogs and I can tell they're listening.

I think it's cute when dogs tilt there head. ^_^ - nintendofan126

24 Dogs don't cough up hairballs like cats do.

Dogs don't eat their hair. And they don't lock themselves all over, covering themselves in their own saliva.

Yeah, dogs are hygienically better than cats - Animefan12

Actually, while dogs roll in their poop, cats actually groom themselves. You try having a hairball stuck in your throat, lets see what you do. - dopfui

Cats don't crap on the floor while you're gone like dogs do. - JamesBourne

But they crap on a litter box and goes on your table. So you have a stinky cat poop table.

Dopfui, Some Dogs don't roll in there poo and my Cat Midnight rolls in her poo all the time. - Gingerbobo

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25 Dogs breeds vary to a higher level than cats
26 There are lot of things that cats will jump up on that dogs won't

Cats are afraid of water and dogs are afraid of vacuum cleaners,we all have fears,jeez - Nateawesomeness

27 Dogs are happy, they think you are the best person in the world even if you are grumpy

I love dogs, they are so lovely

Yeah, it's true!

I love dogs

28 Dogs help to keep you fit

Without dogs most people wouldn't be as active as they are today

Yep. True.

29 Dogs are more compassionate than cats
30 Dogs love unconditionally
31 Dogs deal with change better than cats

Agreed. Cats would freak out if you move their litter box, but Dogs would see it as an adventure.

32 Cats don't follow you

I love my animals but it's hard getting Trevor in when all he does is lay there and stare at me when I tell him to come in - bobbythebrony

Yeah, because they're not obsessed slaves of humankind. - dopfui

33 Unlike cats, dogs don't hurt you for no reason

Well not actually true. Tara the cat saved the boy who got mauled by the dog for NO REASON WHATSOEVER

34 Dogs don’t need litter boxes

I want to dislike every single one of your rude, selfish comments on any list about how Dogs are bad. Seriously, I bet you never even had a Dog. Don't judge Dogs so much! Sure, you may love Cats more, but no reason to be rude!

Indeed. I personally like cats more than dogs but in general dogs are probably better than cats. - BlueberryCatfish

I hate litter boxes. It makes the house stink when some cat poops in it! It only takes like three weeks to train a dog to poop and pee outside. And it is very easy to train them to do that.

If I get a dog it will use a human toilet

Uh, that is a bad thing.

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35 Much unlike dogs, cats don't listen to you
36 Cats scratch you

Yes if you tease them. They are just animals duh! They need to protect themselves. What would you do if someone hugs you all the time when you don't like it? - Userguy44

Sure cats don't scratch as often but dogs have more of a good natured temperament

I just feel that is rights

Some dogs kill you... - BlueberryCatfish

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37 Cats are lazy

True! I had this cat once, it did nothing. Ever. Sometimes I forgot I had a pet, because even when I notice it and pay attention to it, it just sits there. It's kinda annoying.

That's so true

So are some dogs. - Userguy44

38 Dogs save more lives

True. Dogs make sacrifices too! It is true! Cats just care about themselves and want to keep only them safe.

True. When there is danger, dogs try to help their owner the best they can. Cats just try to save them self.

Dogs rule cats are hiss screaming monsters

They take more lives than they save every year. Cats keep more lives than dogs do becase of that. - BlueberryCatfish

39 Dogs are more playful

So are cats. - Userguy44

40 Dogs provide a friendship

I had a good friendship with a cat too. - Userguy44

41 Cats lay in the middle of the driveway when you're trying to get in

They just don't care

Yeah x3

Uggh what

42 Dogs know when you're down and will comfort you
43 You can't run around outside with a cat

Indeed. They have no happy, childish spirit, nor any kind of a sense of fun.


44 Cats act the same and most are mean but every dog breed has something special about them
45 Cats can control your mind

It's true. Look it up

With a germ cats can give you. It used to scare me, but now I honestly don't care. I wouldn't even care if Imgotnthe germ. (i have a cat, and she is awesowe)

46 Dogs can save you from any danger even a fire

Indeed! Well, a Golden Retriever would do a better job at it than, let's say, a shish tzu, but at least they'll try.

47 Dogs don't meow

And cats don't bark. What's your point? - Ku

That's a downside of dogs - dopfui

So? - Userguy44

48 Dogs don't whine all day

Dogs are the only one that whine all day. - BlueberryCatfish

I have, Ku. I had a Cat, and it did whine. I live in an area with lots of Cats, and they whine all day every day.

49 Dogs reduce risk of heart disease

This is true. Cat lovers twisted it and made it "Cats reduce risk of Heart Disease". They're just jealous.

But cats reduce heart attack

Look it up.

50 Dogs are loyal

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1. Dogs protect you
2. Dogs care about you
3. Dogs love attention
1. A dog can protect your home better than a cat
2. A dog knows when you are sad and he will try to comfort you, cats don't care how you feel, as long as you know where the can opener is.
3. Cats are lazy
1. Dogs are domesticated, unlike cats
2. Dogs are cuter than cats
3. Dogs breeds vary to a higher level than cats

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