Cats vs. Dogs – Who Wins?


What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
-  Dwight D. Eisenhower

It’s a long running feud:  who is braver, stronger, smarter, etc., cats or dogs?  It’s really like arguing which is better, pizza and ice cream; there really isn’t much commonality between them except that they are both animals. Each have evolved for a different set of issues.  Dogs are pack animals, and are used to having the back-up of the pack.  They have someone to cover them if they get sick or wounded (the pack will take care of you).  However, that means a loss of some independence.  In order for the pack to work effectively, it must have a leader.  Someone you trust implicitly and blindly obey.  A Pilot.

Cats are solitary (for the most part).  They don’t have back-up, therefore each and every cat must be a Pilot for themselves.  (A bullet works in conjunction with a gun to be effective, like a dog and its pack.  A knife can be pretty deadly all by itself.  Try to bathe a cat, and you’ll see what I mean.)

Orion and Echo.   Photo courtesy of Brittany Graham Photography


Two completely different animals.  Now, the concept of who would win in a fight?  If cats and dogs were the same size, I’d put my money on a cat any day.  As a matter of fact, if the cat is only half the size of the dog, my money goes on the cat.  That being said, an article appeared yesterday that may change my mind about the cats vs. dogs thing.  Read here to find out what happened in a stray dog vs. leopard standoff.

Who would you put your money on?

Rocky, the leopard fighting dog.



Kerry Stack
Darwin Dogs LLC
Dog Training Cleveland, Ohio

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