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4 years ago  ::  Dec 05, 2010 - 6:21PM #21
Christianlib
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4 years ago  ::  Dec 05, 2010 - 10:27PM #22
Erey
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I am going to go with dogs are smarter than cats in how we traditionaly qualify intelligence.Afterall, who ever heard of a  service cat?  But there might be ways you can rank intelligence that might put the cats on top of the dogs?  If you could do that it would be ways that are not very usefull to humans.  Dogs are much more usefull to humans than cats, generally speaking. 


 


I don't think that cat owners are smarter than dog owners or vice a versa.  I think simply people have certain lifestyles that lend themselves with a tendancy more for one or the other.  For me it is a matter of allergies.  Other people can't handle the demands of a dog. I think dog ownership is more demanding than cat ownership.  Cats seem pretty easy to take care of.

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4 years ago  ::  Dec 06, 2010 - 2:11AM #23
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Dec 5, 2010 -- 10:27PM, Erey wrote:


I am going to go with dogs are smarter than cats in how we traditionaly qualify intelligence.Afterall, who ever heard of a  service cat?  But there might be ways you can rank intelligence that might put the cats on top of the dogs?  If you could do that it would be ways that are not very usefull to humans.  Dogs are much more usefull to humans than cats, generally speaking. 


 


I don't think that cat owners are smarter than dog owners or vice a versa.  I think simply people have certain lifestyles that lend themselves with a tendancy more for one or the other.  For me it is a matter of allergies.  Other people can't handle the demands of a dog. I think dog ownership is more demanding than cat ownership.  Cats seem pretty easy to take care of.





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4 years ago  ::  Dec 06, 2010 - 10:00AM #24
TemplarS
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After a long life with both species-


It depends on the individual, but I can honestly say that in general my dogs have been smarter.


I've had two brilliant dogs, three smart dogs, and one absolutely dumb dog.


I've had one very smart cat, one average cat, one dummy, and one who is hopelessly stupid (this is the cat my neighbor got us, when we mentioned to him we had mice- turned out the cat not only failed to deal with the mice, but was actually afraid of them).

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4 years ago  ::  Dec 13, 2010 - 10:12PM #25
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4 years ago  ::  Feb 07, 2011 - 12:12AM #26
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As others have said, cats and dogs have different types of intelligence.  Just because dogs are more sociable doesn't mean they are somehow more intelligent than cats.

That said, I favor cats so they're automatically more intelligent to me regardless of whether or not that is scientifically true. 
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