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    Are Dogs smarter than cats? Please read again for a giggle I put a answer on tongue in cheek. Thanks Shawn

    Most of us know the answer is that ...Of coarse dogs are smarter than cats...I just want to see how many cat people idiots will argue the point.

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    gary

    You are the idiot who thinks cat loving people are idiots. We love cats because they love us. They choose to jump on our laps, they choose to purr when held. They are just as loyal as a dog. I've seen them wait for my brother when he was due home from work. They respond like clockwork.

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    Shawn, Can your Fido do this?  I rest my case.


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    melandrupert

    they are really clever lol

    Well myself I would have to say cats are thus the saying Dogs have owners, Cats have staff....

    I still say cats are smarter than dogs they get their way more often and know how to do it well.....

    Why are you calling cat lovers idiots? I don't think that's very nice of you. My cat is very smart. He waits patiently by the door of my apartment when anybody presses the intercom downstairs.

    The cat is by far more intelligent than the dog. The reason this is so arguable is that the cat is more cunning that a dog. It is a more serious animal in his daily dealings with othere. Although a cat will willingly play and has a sense of humor it all relates back to his hunter/prey attributes. A cat is dedicated to his friend be it man or other animal. Instinct rules his life and if something looks like possible food and he's hungry...well you know the rest. If we equate subservience to "smartness" therein lies the answer to the question. The dog is more obedient to his superiors, but the cat is more reluctant to do other that he pleases. That is why some think the cat is aloof and less understandig. He's justing thinking!

    I have had both but now I am a dedicated dog lover. Dont get me wrong cats are Ok but dogs ARE smarter. It is for that reason we have cadaever dogs, police dogs,, rescue dogs, guard dogs ( cant you just see a cat in a wrecking yard oh that made me chuckle)bomb detector dogs. mine detecting dogs, guide dogs, carer dogs,herding dogs, (another vision of a cat rounding up a mob of sheep) Oh thank you for the question it made a old mans` day. Cat rounding up sheep ha ha ha hee hee oh! where are my heart pills cat and sheep ho ho ho Cat in wrecking yard, stop it you silly old fool you will do youself a mischeif. hee hee Cats for the blind . "Stand still or I will let the cat loose" said the policeman oh my goodness what have I started,

    Dogs think you are god. Cats think they are god.

    I don't think science has definitively answered this question. This is partly due to insufficient research and partly due to differences among breeds of each.


    Having loved and lived with both throughout my life, I can tell you that I have seen both learn words, i.e. associating a term to a specific item or action. Both can be trained to do amazing things, too, but it's much harder to train a cat. I think this has to do with the more willful nature of cats.


    On many levels, I would have to say that dogs are a little smarter, but cats exhibit far greater curiosity. This causes me to wonder whether they are more analytical, which might be a valuable measure of intelligence.

    I've had both and I guess you could argue that cats fend better for themselves without humans but cant see a cat being trained to be a guide cat for the visually impaired somehow! Theres an argument for everything but I aint joining this one ;)

    LOS ANGELES -- They may have nine lives, but cats apparently just don't have the extra smarts when compared to dogs, according to a new study.


    Dr. Britta Osthaus, of England's Canterbury Christ Church University, carried out series of experiments testing the intelligence of domestic cats in order to determine their processes of thinking in terms of cause and effect relationships.


    Dr. Osthaus tested the ability of the animals to get unreachable food from under a plastic screen. In one scenario, one string was used with a treat attached. In another, two parallel strings were used with just one baited. And in the third setting, two strings were crossed, with food attached to only one.
    I think it's an interesting question, I have owned both and don't really want to takes sides, as I don't want to upset my pets. I may cause problems between them.


    The psychologist determined there was nothing to indicate that the animals understood the purpose of the strings. All cats were successful with the single string test, however, none of them consistently selected the needed string in the second setting -- unlike dogs.


    In the test involving crossed strings, one cat was constantly selecting the wrong string while the rest performed at chance level.


    Dr. Osthaus was surprised by the findings and concluded that cats "performed even worse than dogs."
    http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-dogs-smarter,0,1159138.story



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