We had a cat whose sport was attacking passing dogs. His favorite targets were the Doberman's next door. Most dog owners thought it was a hoot. One prissy Shar-pei owner took offense to our cat's behavior, and we had to banish the cat to the house during the early evening dog-walking hours.
Well trained and behaved dogs can be abused, sure.
Picture the dogs as Americans. Imagine the cats are muslims. When push comes to shove it is kitty lunch time...
I own one of each and hope Scooby never reaches the end of his rope. Forty pounds vs 12; No contest.