Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Nearly everyone loves the companionship of pets. But there are two types of people out there – cat people and

Nearly everyone loves the companionship of pets. But there are two types of people out there – cat people and dog people. Which kind of person are you? Are you better suited for changing a litter box or taking a pooch for an early morning walk?

The experience of having a cat or dog is very different. Owning a dog by nature is a more social experience, thanks to the need to walk them. On the other hand, the cat person enters into a longer contract, since cats generally live longer than dogs.

There have been a few studies about the differences between cat and dog people andย here is what has been pointed out:

  1. Dog people are more sociable and extraverted.
  2. Cat people score higher in intelligence and are more intellectually curious.
  3. Dog people are more obedient and masculine than cat people
  4. Cat people are more open-minded and sensitive than dog people.

Regardless there’s plenty of room for both dog and cat people in the world! Do you have a cat or dog? What are is he/sheย called?

  1. Cheryll  

    Gee what does that make me I have 2 dogs and 1 cat. VERRRRY Interesting ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Trish  

    Yes I have both and while in my overall life I have had more dogs I really enjoy my cats for different reasons as well as some you have indicated. i am hoping that gives me some of all the attributes!! But what about other beautiful fur (hair) babies?

    • Hilry  

      Yes Trish I have 2 of each and also enjoy them for different reasons. Love the walks with dogs Max and Lucy and love snuggling with Colin and Winney. Enjoy being pack leader with dogs and food giver to the other two. All my animals have lived long and wonderful lives. To date Max is 12, Lucy 8, Colin 9 and Winney 5. They still have long lives ahead of them with lots of love and affection from my family and myself. Couldn’t live without them.

  3. Cheryl  

    I adore my cat but I love my dogs.

  4. Joan Marshall  

    I just about nearly worship Dogs. Why? because Dog spelled backwards is God ! which human being could give you the love, devotion, and faithfulness of a Dog? I am a Dog person. Cats are too moody only come to you when it suits them.

  5. We always had dogs and cats. Sadly, our dogs passed on many years ago, but we had two cats left – one our daughter’s cat who became ours permanently (and was much loved) – and our own, which we got when she was six weeks old. Our daughter’s – Cairo – died at 19 three years ago and Fuss, our dear little one – at 20, two years ago. They were mortal enemies all their lives and when we moved from the farm, Cairo took over the bedroom end of the house and Fuss the other end. They would meet in the kitchen to hiss and snarl at each other over dinner!

    We haven’t got a cat now, but having been a rat lover for many years and had a long line of rodent pets, we now have two female ratties and my husband inherited a bird from our tenant downstairs who was ill and didn’t feel she could look after him as well as her little dog.

  6. Susan Bell  

    I admit to liking both but really I just like the dingo I had for 17 years. Silent, self contained, never jumped on you, never slobbered, never barked. Loved being in another room from us where she could watch us and watch the fridge. She never ate more than what sh wanted, she would bury uneaten food and spend a number of weeks cooking the leftovers in the ground. She would check her stash everyday, sometimes shifting food to a different earth type. She was a catdog, intelligent, clever, independent, a silent boss of all the dogs she played with and the greatest thief on earth.
    My favourite times with her was when she interacted with other dingoes, she loved a young male dingo, his mother did not approve and tried everything to separate them, his half brother and father were always willing to play.
    So I like catdogs but cats must not go outside.

  7. Wend  

    I have a cat and a pet chook – what does that make me?

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