Click here to learn more.
Larger, heavy-bodied breeds such as Persians and Himalayans are less interested in being in the middle of every activity and so are considered to be less intelligent as well. I can only imagine what a Persian thinks about an Abyssinian who learns to fetch. “You call that ‘smart’?” sniffs the Persian. “The dog can fetch, and he’s a moron."
For that matter, isn’t it kind of insulting to cats that those breeds said to be more intelligent are often described as being doglike? As for "stupid" cats: If you have someone to care for your every need, and all you have to do is nap and look gorgeous ... well, I think that's a pretty smart way to live, don't you?
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank You For Signing Up
for the Petwire newsletter, sending you all the pet news each week directly to your inbox.
Get the latest pet news, tips, tricks, and expert advice sent right to your inbox!
An animal control officer followed noises coming from a steep ravine and found a 5-year-old dog nursing a tiny…
Dr. Andy Roark (dressed in a dog suit) gives us a comical but poignant reminder that heat stress can happen to any…
From the short-legged Munchkin to the affectionate Ragamuffin, we rounded up felines with fun and clever monikers.
A photographer who loves animals volunteered his services for Alley Cat Allies and fell in love with his future wife.
This photo of Bridget Evans and Hero graduating from college quickly went viral after she posted it on Reddit.
The new Queens Zoo residents no longer need to worry about someone huffing and puffing and blowing their house in!
Despite all of his barking and bouncing, Corgnelius can't seem to convince the German Shepherd to play with him.
The fun-loving American Curl is a sociable and joyous feline who enjoys playing fetch and cuddling in your lap.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.