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Are you more of a dog person or a cat person?

Dogs are more popular than cats for the first time in over 20-years!

For more than 20-years cats have ruled the roost in British homes significantly outnumbering dogs in the quest to become the country’s most popular pet.

But now the latest figures have revealed how the humble hound is top dog once again, with almost a quarter of households in the UK now giving a home to one of man’s best friends.

Statistics published by Dogs Trust Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA) reveal that there are now 8.9 million dogs living in Britain compared to just 7.9 million cats.

So do you have a preference in your home?

Are more of a dog person or a cat person?

11267 people have already voted, what's your opinion? DOG CAT

What are your views on this or do you have both?

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hedgewitch
15th Feb 2015
0
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Sorry, I forgot to add this that I heard many years ago - When you call a dog, it comes to you. When you call a cat, it leaves a message and gets back to you.
hedgewitch
15th Feb 2015
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Having lived with dogs and cats over the years, I love them both equally. Each give so much love, loyalty and joy in so many ways.
dandy
7th Feb 2015
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I have three cats and a dog love them all
mercury
29th Jan 2015
3
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Dogs are slaves
At your command.
They squirm and roll,
They lick your hand.

Dogs die of love
If you should leave –
Refuse to eat
And whine and grieve.

Dogs only ask
To be thrown sticks,
Ingratiating
With their tricks.

Man’s fragile self
Loves sycophants,
And how well dogs
This self enhance.

But take a cat –
A slave to none,
A haughty
Enigmatic one.

You give, it takes,
Secure in grace –
And in my heart
A special place.
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Lovely sentiments Mercury 🙂
Archiebald
28th Jan 2015
2
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We have just got a German Pointer and have to say just makes me realise how much I love dogs. he is very friendly and wants nothing more than to sleep on us watching TV all the time
Cat Lady
12th Jan 2015
2
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Cats don't mind if you don't fancy going for a walk if the weather is cold wet or windy, they are quite happy to go out alone or if the weather is really bad, and of course if one is available to them .to use their own private facilities. I like dogs as well and have had 3 over the years but cats are for me evertime
pentess
24th Jan 2015
1
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where do they do their toileting, not in your garden, I am guessing. We have all and sundry of the neighbourhood using our garden as a toilet. Really makes me angry.
kaftav
11th Jan 2015
2
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I volunteer with a Lab rescue fostering on occasion. I have 2 beautiful black Lab girls age 8 and 12. I used to have cats but I find dogs to be more sociable..
MaxeyP
11th Jan 2015
3
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I love both cats and dogs and until 21 December 2014 I was fortunate to have both. Sadly my beautiful cat went missing that day and I haven't seen him since. It was a rotten Xmas and I miss him so much. He had been a loyal friend for over 11 years, and even moved 200 miles with me 5 years ago. If someone has taken him in I hope they look after him...but I would love him to come home. He is chipped.
BevvyG
10th Jan 2015
2
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All animals are beautiful and whatever animal you have has to be part of the family otherwise its not worth having animals. We have a miniature schnauzer, 6 months old and she gives us so much fun and love, along with excercise. A reason to wake up every morning.
Skye58
10th Jan 2015
3
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Having lost two young dogs to cancer a few years ago, I , am now ready to find my lifetime dog. Like my other two dogs, the new one will be a rescue dog, have already started looking for a lab/cross.
Baxi
8th Jan 2015
4
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All animals are wonderful. I've had cats and dogs. My cat Nigel lived till he was 22 - he was such a character. Now I have two dogs - we have so much fun with them. Having a pet completes the family and makes a home a home.
mumtofive
7th Jan 2015
2
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Don't particularly like cats or dogs but if I had to choose it would be a cat
jock15
5th Jan 2015
2
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We had a dog for over twenty odd years till he got run over. Inherited son's cat and have had cats ever since. Last one died Christmas 2013 and have vowed not to have any more pets due to our advancing ages.
davem
4th Jan 2015
2
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Have both but i'm a dog man every time. A dog is more of a tie but when doc says are u exercising its a yes. Take tonight had a take away would normally drive being a lazy b. But out comes lead walk to supermarket for wine stroll to village for take away and walk back. Best freind and heaĺth watcher good dog.
caspet
3rd Jan 2015
2
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Having had Dogs for the past 40+ years they have given so much joy for the whole family, the house is empty when he is not there!

The joy of walking and exercise meeting like minded people is great in fact I thought of calling one of the dogs Gym as he was my exercise come rain sleet or snow but nicer when the sun is out or on bright cold hard days.

They respond to your moods and I think they speak volumes to us and the great thing is I can tell him all my secrets and he never says a word, truly mans best friend, but they are only as good as there owners
misspixie
2nd Jan 2015
2
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I love cats, I have 3 of my own, Binkie, Her 2 young kittens - Molly and eva. Cats are so cute and cuddly, My 3 are so intelligent although they do have their dopey moments.
Mo Moor
2nd Jan 2015
2
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Love my dog to bits. He's a 5-year old chocolate lab, and is as adorable now as he was as a puppy. He is a friend, protector, joker and loves us as much as we love him. I have never owned a cat, as we have always kept a dog, and therefore have no experience of them only friends or family owned cats. Our dog keeps us ever so active and he is good for our health and souls. A true companion to us, wheras cats are far more independent......I'm truly a dog person. Love them!
donperignon
26th Dec 2014
5
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Master or Servant
Dogs have Masters,
Cats have Servants.
Which one are you?
Wilf
25th Dec 2014
4
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Love dogs-they are such good fun and give you exercise, love and are great fun to be around!
xxxmichaelxxx
23rd Dec 2014
4
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Had my cat for 21yrs . Jess a tabby. Miss her. Also have a small red jack Russell , Ladd
tel-boy
22nd Dec 2014
3
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I have 2 cats, Katy and Molly. My oldest cat Kieran had to be put to sleep 3 years ago, I do so miss him and my heart breaks when thinking about him. Katy is a chocolate Tortoise and 6 years old, and Molly is a grey Tortoise. 4 years old. They are my children and I love them so, so much. I love dogs as well but neither my wife or I can walk walk for long distances so it would be be wrong for us to own a dog.
gillb
22nd Dec 2014
3
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I feel privileged to have lived with and shared the love of 5 dogs, can't imagine living without oneXx
bignelly
22nd Dec 2014
2
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I am a cat lover i have 3 cats of my own i also feed stray cats have about 8 now takes a lot of work there are ferial cats to i took one into my own home he was wild but 6 months latter i have a loving cat they can be tamed love dogs to would not pass an injured animal i would need to help it
12lililou
6th Jan 2015
3
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I too am a cat lover and have 9 0f my own and feed three strays good to know there are still people like yourself.
brave1
22nd Dec 2014
2
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Love all animals....always had dogs....three year old Chocolate Lab ....Beany Bear....
bazzer1947
22nd Dec 2014
2
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Love dogs but don't dislike cats
Jo Kingham
22nd Dec 2014
2
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Neither for me thanks - I'd love a horse though!!
Xanadutheblue
3rd Jan 2015
2
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I agree, Jo! I have a preference for dogs over cats, but at heart I'm a horse person, and also a bird person.
Archiebald
22nd Dec 2014
3
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Dogs for sure as they are more intelligent and I think friendly. We have had 3 German Pointers and now have a French Bulldog as well. Great fun...the walks on rainy winter mornings can be a pain but it keeps us fit in our 50s!

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