Dogs Are Better Pets Than Cats

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Dogs or Cats?

It’s on: the ultimate pet showdown, a battle between dogs and cats. Sure, they both are adorable. Yes, they both are cuddly. But which one makes the best pet? Almost everyone around the world can answer this one. Dogs win when it comes to popularity. Dog freaks outnumber cat fans by almost two to one. But why do people prefer dogs than cats? Dogs make better pets than cats because they are smart, they are caring, and dogs can save people’s lives.

To begin with, dogs make better pets than cats for the reason that dogs are smarter. All this doggy devotion must have to do with a dog 's big brain power. According to Scholastic Magazine, “ ‘The average dog can learn 165 words; that 's equivalent to the vocabulary of a
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According to the website Cuteness, “ Research argues that dogs are more human-like in their behaviors than any other animal, including primates. For example, a study found that dogs can express empathy to humans. In the study, the dog 's companion or a stranger was crying in the same room with the dog. The dog attempted to comfort her companion, but also the stranger. In other studies, researchers have found dogs can understand verbal and physical gestures from humans, as well as their facial expressions. Humans also can accurately interpret the meaning of dog barks, according to other studies. This ability to communicate with one another – something not found among other species – developed from the species reliance on one another and continues to increase their loyalty to one another.” In other words, dogs are more trusting and caring than any other type of pet. Dogs can express empathy to companions and strangers. Humans and dogs have an unbreakable bond. To prove this statement, an Akita dog named Hachiko belonged to a professor at the University of Tokyo. Every day Hachi would meet his master at Shibuya Station until one day in 1925 when the professor never returned. Un known to Hachiko, his master had suffered a fatal brain hemorrhage and would never come home again. But Hachiko sat at the train station, day after day, waiting in vain for the return of his beloved
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