Top Ten Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats


The Top Ten

1 You can train a dog better than a cat.

I personally love both. I've grown around both dogs and cats and have grown a equal love for them. My dad and my step mother have 1 cat and 2 dogs and my mom has 1 cat.

They're equally great but dogs are a bit better - Peppapigsucks

I actually love both. - IcetailofWishClan

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

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2 Dogs protect you

I actually have 5 cats

Dog see you attack I save you
Cat see you Attack well nice knowing

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

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3 Dogs care about you

So do cats they just don't show. Now do not get me wrong I love both dogs and cats. Cats love you but you have to earn it a dog just loves you at first sight.

Although there are SOME (but very few) good and affectionate cats, most are just husks. Dogs, on the other hand, will fight for you. If they see that you are sad, they will comfort you. And they have their own personalities as well, unless cats, which all act the same.

My dog the most. My dog goes by me even when I don't want her to.

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.

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4 Dogs are smarter

The tests say that dogs are actually smarter than cats. But if you really think about it, cats are way smarter

That's acually true - Gingerbobo

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.

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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

Have you seen a cat saving someone's life? No.

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

Same with cats - RoseWeasley

Yes I believe everything on this list is true

This is insanely true, but I hate the way dog people jump to defend a dog that bites a lot, saying this in it’s defense (which is correct), but if another animal, for example a cat, does something remotely wrong we, the dog people, talk trash about it, and just completely ignore our own logic, saying the other animal is evil or something.

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

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7 Dogs love attention

Well some dogs want too much attention. - Userguy44

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

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

I love both

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

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9 Dogs are much more fun to play with than cats

I came to this top tens discussion because I want to show all these people that love dogs and hate cats about why cats are actually way better than dogs and that when it comes to a cat, a dogs is useless. Cats are the most popular pet in the U.S. and there are many big reasons. Also, its more fun to play with a cat than a dog. Also, cats are more lovable and cats are cuter. When comparing a dog to a cat, dogs are just stupid. Like seriously, cats are so much better! Why can't anyone see that? All these people...they just don't understand how cats are just the best and dogs are just...ya you know...dogs are just bad when it comes to 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.

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.

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!

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10 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.

Almost every cat will ignore you. They don't care about you. A dog will always find a solution how to comfort you!

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

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

There are so many great things on this list, but I believe that this reason is just complete trash. It’s a title. It’s debatable. People just call them that, and it means nothing. Plus,other animals can be best friends to people as well.

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The Contenders

11 Dogs are man's best friend

Dogs are the reason why I have friends and made me suicidal


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

So friendly not like hissy cats

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12 Dogs are cuter than cats

People, I submitted this list when I was new to the site..So I actually made this list for the sake of making one...No real opinions or thoughts, it was merely an impulse action.
Don't take it seriously..
Both cats and dogs are EQUALLY great in EVERY way, I mean it.
We all are creations of nature...and we're same..our values are same.. - Ananya

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

Yup way cuter - ShebaDaDog

No both are cute

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

Yeah, just like in a dogs purpose

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...:

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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15 Dogs can be trained

So can cats. - RoseWeasley

16 Dogs come in a huge range of breeds

I can't even list half of them here. - Pokemonfan10

So do cats. - BlueberryCatfish



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17 Dogs get you exercise
18 Dogs can do jobs

Dogs are very helpful!

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.

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

OF Course they are! Who is with me?

I love dogs, they are so lovely

Yeah, it's true!

I love dogs

24 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

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

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

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

Compare cleaning a floor to cleaning a table (the bigger the table, the bigger the room and floor would be). - Qryzx

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26 Dogs breeds vary to a higher level than cats
27 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

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

If I get a dog it will use a human toilet

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.

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

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

Some dogs kill you... - BlueberryCatfish

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

I just feel that is rights

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37 Cats are lazy

So are some dogs. - Userguy44

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

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.

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

Dogs rule cats are hiss screaming monsters

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

Uggh what

Yeah x3

42 Dogs know when you're down and will comfort you
43 Cats costs more money

This is a humans problem. If you want to have enough money then find a job! - Userguy44

REALLY? a tibetan Mattif costs 1 million dollars - Gingerbobo

44 You can't run around outside with a cat

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


45 Cats act the same and most are mean but every dog breed has something special about them
46 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)

47 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.

48 Dogs don't meow

So? - Userguy44

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

That's a downside of dogs - dopfui

49 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.

50 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.

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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
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