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8 Cat Breeds that Love Dogs
Pet360 via Yahoo! Shine ^ | 4/30/14 | Jessica Remitz

Posted on 04/30/2014 8:32:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

Hoping to add a cat to your dog friendly home? While sociability in cats depends on the individual animal's personality, there are some breeds that are generally friendly and can get along well with other animals in the home. We've asked Emmy-Award winning veterinarian Dr. Jeff Werber to share the top breeds that can get along with dogs as well as some tips for adding a cat to a multi-pet household.

Though these breeds generally tend to live well with other pets, how well a cat does with dogs can vary greatly depending on how well they're socialized and their previous experience with other animals. Even some breeds considered more aloof can be social, Werber said, so you'll want to consider every aspect of a potential pet's personality before making a commitment to one.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping

1 posted on 04/30/2014 8:32:36 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ..

2 posted on 04/30/2014 8:33:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Tabbies tend to have a good affinity for dogs.


3 posted on 04/30/2014 8:34:16 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ragdolls just get along with everybody.


4 posted on 04/30/2014 8:45:22 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Jonty30

My late coonhound and late gray tabby got along very well.


5 posted on 04/30/2014 8:46:17 PM PDT by bluetick (If you're going to err, err on the side of liberty.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We had a Turkish Van named Rambo. He was as atypical cat as you could find. He did well with our Basset Hound and Poodle. He wasn’t afraid of water, either. He would get in the shower with you, as long as you didn’t spray water directly on him, he was fine.


6 posted on 04/30/2014 9:35:26 PM PDT by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: wjcsux

Our Maine Coon Cat would play in the sprinklers.


7 posted on 04/30/2014 9:46:52 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Our three mixed breed American short hair cats get along well with our Black Lab.


8 posted on 04/30/2014 9:50:56 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Jonty30; freedomfiter2; bluetick; wjcsux; The Great RJ

My late JRT got on very well with kittens - they shared her sense of play. All my cats liked her too.


9 posted on 04/30/2014 9:59:05 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: freedomfiter2

I have 2 ragdolls they are the best cats I have EVER owned!!! Had a full
grown male (very big boy) brought home a new female kitten, he carried her around in his mouth by the nape of her neck just like her MAMA
Would!!! I had never seen anything like it, whenever he went anywhere in the house he took the kitten with him!!!! GREAT BREED but I also LOVE
my rescue kitty just as much!!!


10 posted on 04/30/2014 10:07:33 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: freedomfiter2
Ragdolls just get along with everybody.

Except for the rambunctious kitten I brought home. My Ragdoll bops him on the head whenever he gets near. Kitten keeps coming back for more. I figure the kitten will wear the Ragdoll down. LOL

11 posted on 05/01/2014 5:25:19 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Kit cat
Sooooo, maybe it was just the kitten I brought home that my Ragdoll didn't like.

I'm curious why the article said their hair was only medium length? Toby's hair is long and gets knots where he washes (which, granted, isn't often!) He is a sweetie, though. Love when he goes limp when we pick him up!

12 posted on 05/01/2014 5:30:34 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: CAluvdubya

My male ragdoll’s hair is VERY thick and long I have to have him groomed
on a regular basis, my female on the other hand has fur like a bunny
rabbit I am not sure why there is this difference. My male without
grooming his fur will matt, in the summer I have the groomer give him a
Lion cut he has SOOOOOOOOO much fur I want him to be cool!!!
They do go completely limp when you pick them up they are a wonderful
friendly breed!!!!!!!


13 posted on 05/01/2014 8:10:10 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Throughout the years all my cats and dogs were friends.




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14 posted on 05/01/2014 8:49:29 AM PDT by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: Slings and Arrows
My Rocket was a Maine Coon, and we bought a giant, stuffed sheep dog for him as a big toy and bed. He took one look at it and ran for cover.

We left it in the middle of the room, and eventually he realized that it was "dead."

This was the eventual outcome of our "mistake."




15 posted on 05/01/2014 8:54:03 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

Human sacrifice....Dogs and Cats living together...Mass Hysteria!


16 posted on 05/01/2014 8:55:14 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Slings and Arrows

So many people have told me how the dogs are always nice around cats WHEN THEY ARE HOME. But, when they leave the house, dogs will kill them.


17 posted on 05/01/2014 9:44:30 AM PDT by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: TheOldLady

Awww!


18 posted on 05/01/2014 11:00:21 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Fawn

*shrug* My dog never got the memo.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 11:00:46 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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20 posted on 05/01/2014 11:01:38 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Fawn

None of my dogs got that memo either. I often left the rotty, the lab/whippet/pitty mix, and the olde English bulldogge alone with the cats in the house, with nary a problem. The peke/pom/sheltie mix and the teacup chihuahua are still missing my last cat.

Generalized statements like the one earlier are more often wrong than right.


21 posted on 05/01/2014 11:36:13 AM PDT by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: Kit cat
Hmmm, looks like I'm going to have to get Toby groomed. I've held off because he is so passive that I didn't want the groomer to scare/hurt him.

All I've ever done is had the vet's office what they call a "panty" shave for hygiene.

22 posted on 05/01/2014 3:12:28 PM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Lady Jag
My wifes cat looks exactly like that. What type of cat is it?

Even the markings on the head look identical.
Weird cat, I can even walk him without a leash like a dog. Have done this several times for distances over a 1/4 with no problem.
Oh and my daughter almost went the jag way but did not have the law degree. She ended up bring the Weapons officer on a DDG. Before that she was on a DDG as electronic warfare officer... before that she was on one of those marine ships (with the LCAC's?).

23 posted on 05/01/2014 5:41:13 PM PDT by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS.. We are DOOMED for several generations. . Who cares? Dem's did and voted!)
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To: Fawn

Well, you have to be careful. One never knows for sure, but mostly if your dog seems stable there should not be any problem.

Even my German Shepherd never did anything bad to our cat behind closed doors, though they were not the best of friends. She did like to tease him periodically, which was hilarious, and he put up with her until pushed too far. But she never did anything bad to him.

OTOH, I heard a story of a GS who utterly massacred a family’s cat once he had matured, and the ensuing fight with the breeder over damages.


24 posted on 05/01/2014 6:27:54 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: CAluvdubya

They are the ONE BREED that absolutely loves to be groomed because
they love the attention!!!! If Toby’s fur is really thick skip the bath at the groomer have them give him a lion cut, they leave the nice full maine,
full cuffs on their legs, a pom pom on the tail and shave the rest to the
skin!!! Picasso my boy LOVES his hair cuts he is SOOOOOOOOO much
more comfortable without all of that thick long fur!!!! I LOVE THEM TOO
he feels like a mink when petting him!!!!!


25 posted on 05/01/2014 9:59:37 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: TheOldLady

Funny & adorable!

My critter siblings have always figured out how to get along or tolerate each other, but nobody’s been much for interspecies snorgling - except for the kitten who insisted on cuddling in the hollow of my throat even as a full grown cat, LOL.


26 posted on 05/01/2014 11:55:03 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Fawn

That’s really not very common at all. Animals raised together see each other as family and act accordingly.

Growing up we had a female husky mix and 2 cats at the center of our “cat herd” plus a cast of extras who came and went as they liked. The dog thought they were her puppies and tried to behave accordingly. The cats...well, some were more tolerant of a slobbery nape than others!


27 posted on 05/02/2014 12:11:16 AM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

That’s really cool. Kitteh must have loved you a lot.

Our newest arrival, Shadow, likes to walk around on me when I go to bed. We found her in our yard six years ago, and she has done
that since then. Well, she walks on Bryan too. We have both gotten used to it over the years and fall asleep anyway. [smiles]


28 posted on 05/02/2014 2:40:45 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: CAluvdubya

My vet’s assistants called it a potty trim. We bought a clipper and shaved the area ourselves. It paid for itself in the long run.


29 posted on 05/02/2014 2:50:21 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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Domestic Shorthair and German Shepherd
30 posted on 05/02/2014 6:18:29 AM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

Nice. Bicolor, huh?

Cute puffy kitty with little ankle socks!


31 posted on 05/02/2014 8:51:50 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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