Cat Owners Are More Intelligent Than Dog Owners, Study Finds

by : UNILAD on : 09 Feb 2018 20:19

In a time of political polarity and extreme views, the world’s biggest rivalry, cat lovers versus dog lovers, has raised its cute, furry head again.

Are you a cat person or a dog person? It’s a question which has ruined thousands of first dates, sometimes even marriages.


Loyalty to the feline or canine tribe is like a religion you pass on to your kids. God forbid they lose or change their allegiance as they get older.

It divides us once more, as cat people score higher on the intelligence scale and are considered intellectually curious.

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Psychoanalyst Steve McKeown, founder of MindFixers and owner of The McKeown Clinic, told UNILAD:


A study of 600 college students that was conducted Denise Guastello found dog people may be more social and outgoing and cat people are far more sensitive and open-minded. It also noted cat owners were no more neurotic than dog owners.

Cat people tend be non-conformist, somebody who stands up for what they believe in despite what anyone thinks, which in many ways, perhaps mirrors the independence for which cats are renowned? Cat people also score higher on intelligence tests and are more educated!

Cat people are more likely to possess university degrees than dog owners. Educated people tend to work longer hours and opt for pets that compliment their personal circumstances and lifestyle.


US pet ownership statistics show 36.5 per cent of households owned dogs compared to 30.4 per cent owning cats.

A couple who’ll be chuffed with this news, hired a photographer to document the birth of their ‘new baby’ which was in fact… a cat.


Lucy Schultz and her boyfriend released photos showing the emotional journey they went through to ‘give birth’ to their newborn baby kitty.

Lucy posted the family photos to Facebook with the caption:

On 1/10/18 we welcome our first baby kitten, a neutered male DLH. He is 22″ long and weighed 6 pounds 7 oz.

He is already eating solid food. Name to be announced. We are so in love.

Posted by Lucy Schultz on Saturday, 13 January 2018


Steve continued:

Cats are more free roaming, will graze on food without demolishing an entire bowl leaving itself without, they even take themselves to the toilet making them overall far more independent.

They will only give affection when it’s deserved, it’s a very conditional relationship based on a certain amount of respect, whereas a dog will love its owner unconditionally no matter what kind of environment it’s subjected to, even neglect.

A cat will simply leave and find a new owner.

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In addition to this news on cat lovers, new studies are also indicating the once presumed idea dogs were smarter than cats, could be wrong.


New research examining how long cats memories are and how rich the quality of their individual memories could be, are proving interesting.

So not only are cat owners more intelligent but cats may no longer be second to dogs when it comes to intelligence.

Not a great day for dog owners.

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