Dogs were bred from wolves, and still have pack mentality. They have body language to comunicate, such as tail wagging or rolling on their belly to show submission, and tend to congregate if they were raised in an evironment where they learned how to behave around other dogs.
Cats were bred from wild ancestors that led solitary lives, generally joining up only to mate or fight for territory (often why outdoor tom cats return torn up, as mine did one time).
This doesn't mean cats or dogs are always social/antisocial. The environment they were raised in often leads to different levels of sociality.
In its wild state the dog is a member of a pack and used to company, whereas the cat is a solitary animal. The habits resulting from different modes of life have descended to the domesticated animals.
by Elzabrad 6 years ago
Do you prefer Cats or Dogs?Give your reason and why!
by rutley 6 years ago
When did you last pretend you didn't see someone you know for some reason or other?You weren't in the mood to talk to them, you looked like crap, no time to waste, you had to find a bathroom, etc.
by Brenda Barnes 6 years ago
Why did you choose a dog/cat for a pet instead of the other?
by backporchstories 6 years ago
How many different pets do you have at home?We are almost a hobby farm. If we had land and fencing and extra money, there is no telling how many animals my husband and I would adopt. Today we have one lizard, eight dogs, one cat and one bird. We used to have two squirrels and...
by Jose Juan Gutierrez 3 years ago
Which is more intelligent; a cat or a dog?Three days after I adopted a kitty, it heard me speaking in high voice and made an exclamation, like if it had understood me.Example: Tomorrow, I´m going out from home. I want you to take care of yourself and be safe while I´m out.......Cat: Uh!The...
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