Top Ten Reasons Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats

The Top Ten

1 You can train a dog better than a cat.

A cat WILL NOT listen to you! They are annoying and will just walk away from you. They hate people and only tolerate them because they have food. BOOM!

I believe that they are both equally as good! However I disagree with the people who say that cats do not help out the community! CLEARLY THEY DID NOT DO THEIR RESEARCH! Some people say that there is no such thing as a service cat, and they are right, but cats do help people, in so many ways! For example, kitties can help out people with autism, and despite what other people say, cats are quite comforting, I have a cat and her name is Symba, whenever I am stressed out she comes to me a brightens my mood! In fact, when we got Symba, my family was going through some hard times, however, she had a positive impact in us ALL! Kitties also had a positive impact during Medieval times, to be more specific they helped during some plagues. In case you did not know, some plagues were spread around by rats and birds, in fact most of them were, and cats prey on rats and birds! Therefore, because of cats many peoples lives were spared! And even today some cats are helping out with diseases! For ...more

This is depending on your personal opinion. If you like felines better, than you would probably say they were more intelligent or vice versa. Dogs like the German Shepherd or the beagle are trained with policemen to sniff out drugs or animals that have been smuggled. But cats, although sometimes seemed as harder to train have been trained to give people high-five or even use a human's restroom. The structure of the animal's brains also are dependable. A cat's takes 0.9 while a dog's takes 1.2% of their body's overall mass. But most brain sizes aren't related to how smart an animal is. If you look at the neurons for the cerebral cortex, a cat's has 3,000,000 while a dog has less with 160 million. But just because a dog has been domesticated to humans 20,000 years earlier than cats have, doesn't make them more or less intelligent than a cat. This only makes them have a better interaction with people, which would partly explain why they are much more independent.
~Owlpaw

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.

2 Dogs protect you

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

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

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

Cats can protect you, too.

3 Dogs care about you

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.

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.

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.

Cats hate people! They only pretend to like you because you have the food. Why would you even think that cats like people?

4 Dogs are smarter

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.

This is not true. Dogs listen to everything you say, but cats don't care. They don't want to be bossed around. And do NOT go blaming stupid tom and jerry.

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

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

5 A dog can protect your home better than a cat

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.

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

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

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

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

There is no such thing as a bad cat- only a bad owner. Cats are abused as much as dogs are and the negative thought about cats only makes it worse. Give cats a chance; no matter how "boring", "lazy", "dumb" or "mean" you think they are.

People are so stupid! THis list is cruel, I hate whoever made this

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.

I agree with this. My dog was abused for a year before we got her. If we had her first she would not have anxiety or any other problems.

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

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.

Cats hate you. Period. Dogs like attention but won't bother you for it. Cats will hiss and scratch you if you try to hug them.

A little too much. And cats like attention too.

Well some dogs want too much attention.

8 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.

It's been proven cats can actually sense your emotions. And cats will still love you, even when you're sad, unlike dogs who will just want to play and be annoying.

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

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

Cats don't care if you are sad, they only care about their food. When I'm sad my dog comes over to me and comforts me.

9 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.

If I had a dog-I'd be so much more active... And by active I mean I'd actually move sometimes.

What if they gave cats a chance

I like this opinion

10 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.

What if your house is infested with mice? Then a cat would be useful.

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!

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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11 Dogs are cuter than cats

I have a pug, (who can breathe perfectly fine thank you very much) and he is super cute. Cats, they are just ugly furballs. search ugly cats on google and you will see the truth. Dogs rule.

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..

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

Untrue in my opinion

12 Dogs are man's best friend

If only dogs lived a bit longer then that would be awesome

Yeah, man and dog are like Ash Ketchum and Pikachu

Dogs are awesome and life is better with them

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

13 Dogs get you exercise
14 Dogs come in all shapes, sizes, and abilities

I don’t think all shapes like imagine a triangle shaped dog that would be weird

15 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...:

Dogs are used for rescues and haves saved many people.

Yeah, just like in a dogs purpose

16 Dogs can be trained
17 Dogs come in a huge range of breeds

I can't even list half of them here.

PUHLEASE SOME DOGS ARE BREED SO MUCH IT IS DISGUSTING WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM.

THAT IS BAD BECAUSE YOU ARE ALL BREEDING DOGS TO DEATH AND YOU THINK IT IS A GOOD REASON? SO BE IT!

18 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.

Dogs rule cats are hiss screaming monsters

19 Dogs are domesticated, unlike cats

Cats are wild animals. If you feed wild birds, they will come back to get more food. It's the same with cats. THEY ARE WILD!

20 Dogs can do jobs

Dogs are great. I have 2 Marama dogs who look after my alpacas so those wild animals don't kill them. A cat can't do that!

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

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

That's true. And they enjoy it.

Dogs are very helpful!

21 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.

Cats cough up hairballs in annoying places just to make you grumpy. Dogs don't cover themselves in saliva.

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

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

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

22 Dogs can protect you
23 Dogs are more loyal than cats
24 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.

oh yeah well my dog ran away and he just came back hah in yo face

25 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

OF Course they are! Who is with me?

Yeah, it's true!

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