Top 3 Dog-Like Cat Breeds

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Cats acting like dogs? It happens, and it most certainly does not mean the end is near. Oh, and by acting like dogs we do not mean barking (that would just be plain silly), but some breeds do have dog-like qualities. Here are three of our most favorite dog-like cat breeds.

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3. The Manx

Famous for being tailless, the Manx, in fact, is not always tailless! It is, however, known to be very affectionate and friendly. Many people call the Manx a “dog-cat” because it wants to be around people.

The Manx is protective of its human family and growl at unexpected noises. It also loves being the center of attention, which makes for a great show cat. Do you desire a walking partner? A companion to play fetch? The Manx, like dogs, enjoys both of these activities, along with wading in water and riding shotgun in cars. It will even come when you whistle or call his or her name, and will actually respond to the command “no,” unlike other cats that simply sit there and stare.

2. The Abyssinian

Another water-loving cat, this extremely loyal feline will play fetch and carry its favorite toys around in its mouth, just like a dog. And like dogs, the Abyssinian will follow their humans around, help out (whether you want it to or not), and respond to leash training, too. However, as with dogs, they need a lot of attention and will become depressed if left alone often.

1. The Burmese

The Burmese is not only a beautiful cat, but one that has decidedly doggy-like qualities. It is great with kids and will play with them happily. The Burmese is also known to sit and wait for food in the same manner that dogs do. Just make sure this kitty has a sitter if you are going away for a few days. The Burmese is extremely dependent on its pet parents.

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Valentina R.
Valentina R.11 months ago

Buying & breeding cats is just stupid, and something only a snob would do.
All cats are equally beautiful, be it a pure breed or a stray.
Adopt, don't shop.

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitneyabout a year ago

The cat I have now is part Tonkinese and Burmese, very protective and follows me everywhere, get on the keyboard if I am on the computer too long and not taking notice of him, my electric blanket in winter, hahahaha

Glennis Whitney
Glennis Whitneyabout a year ago

I had a half abyssinian called PC he followed me everywhere, he was so adorable, still miss him very much, but he hated dogs, used to chase them out of the street, looked so hilarious, used to crack the neighbours up.

Miriam O.
Miriam Site issuesabout a year ago

◕╰დ╮ THANK YOU for your time and for posting, interesting! ╭დ╯◕

Elena Poensgen
Elena Poensgenabout a year ago

Thank you

S Mukherjee
Tania Mukherjee1 years ago

I love the Abyssinian's picture in the post. That's one beautiful cat

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen1 years ago

Thank you :)

Camilla Vaga
Camilla Vaga1 years ago


Carrie-Anne Brown

thanks for sharing

Margaret B.
Margaret B.2 years ago

hahaha - the article was not about cats that look like dogs, but cats that behave like dogs.
Some people may prefer dogs, but can't have one where they live (like in apartments) a cat like these might satisfy that need for a companion.
Frankly I'm happy with my cat and dog as they are. :)