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Do dogs actually hate cats, or is that a myth?

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humans are the only animal that hates

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snakes do hate
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no cats are cute and cuddly
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Zaoro
I believe any animal can have hate and love. Only the ones that are affectionate and loving though.
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Some do!

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Myth. My dog and cat get along fine.
Some don't get along though.

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we cant both have a monster picture
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It's in a dog's predatory nature to hunt smaller animals, they don't "hate" cats anymore than you "hate" a chicken before it becomes a sandwich.

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That damn chicken had it coming.
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All that GOTDAM peckin' and scratchin'!
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Any animal with wings that can be caged in by a fence 4 feet high deserves to be eaten. Killing them's the best thing for them, really.
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And they're delicious! I call that a win-win!
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Dogs are perfectly capable of enjoying the company of cats - and vice versa.

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Dogs don't "hate" but they'll naturally chase anything that runs from it - cat, squirrel, other dogs... It's possible to teach a dog to just ignore cats, too.

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Myth I say.. Unless you come across a dog that just has a thing against them. In general though, I don't believe it's true.

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Not especially. Dogs will chase any small animal they happen to see: squirrels, rabbits, cats, whatever. It's part of their hunting instinct that comes out in them when they see the opportunity. It's not much different than the way cats instinctively go after smaller animals themselves.

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Why just the other day I ... SQUIRREL!!! ... was saying how much ... SQUIRREL!!! ... my dog loved cats.
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It's not hate. It's more like excitement.

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like you see in TOM and JERRY cartoons
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its a myth some times iv seen a couple that git along

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Myth many dogs see cats as a smaller animal to chase and play with and even as food at times

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as with Humans. It all depends upon how they are brought up. If they are trained to attack cats they will. But, once domesticated they are simply following the lead of their master.

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It is a myth.

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I know people who have dogs and cats that sleep together. My dogs have high prey drives so that is not happening in my house.

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It is so true, just like elephants are afraid of mice

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As per the online reviews, Dogs don't actually hate cats. However, dogs are said to have descended from wolves, and they have a characteristic called prey drive. This characteristic is thrilled by small animals like cats and squirrels. When dogs spot the small animals, particularly when they run away, their prey drive is thrilled, and they confer to chase them.

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It's a myth! I've had many different animals at one time and they all seemed to get along.

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no I've had many cats and dogs together. It all depends on what the owners show them love & respect, they can be great friends

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I think it depends on the dog and the cat. One of my dogs loves to cuddle with my cat. And my English bulldog likes to chase my cat. I think they play that way though.

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No. They are both predators. There is a competition there that most predators have. It is a deep left over genetic disposition. They act that way naturally. But can learn otherwise

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my cousin has a dog and a cat. they get along fine though the cat likes to get up on higher ground when the dog gets excited.

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My cat dislikes my dog and all my dog wants to do is cuddle so it depends on the animals.

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myth. people may think when they are chasing one another, they really are just playing TAG!!!!! hope this helps! this website has some answers! http://www.sarahsdogs.com/qa/why-do-dogs-hate-cats/

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MYTH! They dont actually hate each other the dogs just have the wolf instict to chase and/or attack anything small that runs. There is a solution though, but you cant do it after you get the cat and dog, you have to do it with a puppy and kitten as soon as you get them, put them together and the puppy's instincts shouldn't have kicked in = no dog chasing cat. When the dog's instincts do kick in he shouldnt attack the cat because he knows they have been friends for life.
P.S. The puppy and kitten cant be too old = attacking dog.

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It`s a myth. Really, they are just playing and talking to each other. We humans do not know all animals. It all depends.

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it's a myth.

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Dogs bark at pretty much anything, and chase anything.
It does not mean they hate cats.

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crowtrobot is correct.
oh yeah, and Dingoelgringo, CATS R NOT STUPID.crowtrobot is SO right, and cats R just doing they're thing because they just dont trust dogs.

It's so a myth.

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myth its just like a new dog with another dog they will maybe fight but they will get used to each other. same with cats and dogs so no dogs and cats aren't rivals per say

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Dogs chase cats because they are natural predators. That is, before their domestication took place about ten thousand years ago, canines were acting upon survival instincts to chase and catch smaller creatures to eat. The survival instincts are also known as the "prey drive." While prey drive can be modified by training, the natural instinct that makes dogs chase cats is still triggered by movement.

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imho in the wild, i believe its related to the food chain. dogs>cats therefore cats could be food..then there's the aspect of territory and vying for other food/reproduction amenities . "hate" would really just be a dogs survival instincts kicking in. in a domestic situation i believe it more to be a taught reaction to cats probably for the owners amusement, or pack mentality. just my thoughts.

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ALL THESE COMMENTS ARE NONSENSE DOGS HATE CATS LIKE I HATE ALL OF YOU.
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awesome answer
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gee thanks hate you too
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it depends on what cat or dog is like

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Yes! Meow!

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I dont believe so. I know that cats and dogs can live together quite happily

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mmmmmmmmmyyyttthhh!!

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Cats and Dogs do not hate each over it is just the natural order of life . Dogs and Cats can be aggressive towards each over this is usually either playing or they have gone on each overs territory because cats and dogs are very territorial. So no if they are introduced without any of them crossing there territory it will be fine =)

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no i have seen a dog being a frnd of cat
but cats are the food 4 them what to do ?

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Usually, that's true; but for some reason, my dog acts like she's a cat.

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Dogs can hate anything or anyone that poses a threat to them or annoys them. The same goes for any other animal, but it is a myth, because my dog loves my cat, and my cat loves my dog. They're like best-friends.

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if the dog has sharp teeth and the cat doesnt then yes
if the cat has sharp teeth and the dog doesnt then yes
if there babies no

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My dog loves my cats. They actually play together and eat each others foods.

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IT depends on the specific dog or cat. Some do, some don't. Like humans, all animals have different likes, dislikes, and emotions.

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I cannot answer this question because I've never asked a dog if it hated cats and if I did, I don't think it would be able to respond verbally or put it in writing (Still I've seen some amazing pet tricks. lol.) It's true that some dogs chase cats. Cats chase mice; however, most cats that I've seen successfully catch a mouse, usually ate the mouse. I've never seen a dog eat a cat. They chase for different reasons.

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TOTALLY.A.MYTH. my dog just loves my neighbors cat, but sometimes it depends on the dog and the cat

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it is a myth. That only happens in cartoons

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It's a myth ... They are actually very friendly in some cases :)

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They love each other!! In most cases anyways. If they're introduced lately, for example a puppy meeting the 6 year old family cat, they aren't really buddy buddy. But I mean, some cats are just so annoying dogs can't not hate em. xD

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If you get a take no bad attitude kind of cat, then the dog won't try to kill it

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it's a myth at my house! my dogs and cats get along fine!

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Dogs don't normally like them but they can just grow up with them and LOVE them.

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yes

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total myth, they just see them as intruders or pesky little things, but no dog can hate, but they can be trained to be aggressive to something or someone

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some dogs do it really depends on their personality< my dog and cat are best friends and they didn't even grow up together we had our dog for 3 years before we got the cat and they play all the time even sharing the same water bowl. Also my mom has 3 dogs 2 of which could careless about cats and the other hates them.

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some dogs hate anything that moves so....

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Myth, every dog I have owned has loved being around cats. I have also met many that love being around cats as well. Yes there are dogs out there that don't like cats and cats that don't like dogs but not all of them.

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myth. certain cats and dogs may hate each other but some love each other

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I think it is a myth because it all comes from their instinct when around cats sometimes.

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Myth. Unless they are raised its ok to hunt. Then, any animal movement could set a dog off.I have never had an issue..all my dogs hang with my cats. They play.

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Myth, Some cats and dogs are BFFs and Some are like Grrrr!!!

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My dogs love cats. It all depends on what kind of dog, and if that dog has been around cats before or not. Give your dog a treat. Visit us at www.barknbones.net

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It has to be the right kind of dog.

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myth, but some don't..

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myth but reality at the same time.... *shrugs*

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It depends. My dog hates my cats.

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they only hate them if the cat is texan

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There are suppose to be natural enemies but humans taught them to get along

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sometimes dogs hate cats but my dog and cat get along just fine but your dogs have to like cats and your cats have to like dogs

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My cat doesn't like my dog, But my dog tries to make friends with them

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Well some types of dogs hate cats and some don't if you are wanting to get a cat get it young so it can get used to the dog

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Some dogs hate cats but others are friendly toward them. It just depends on what kind of dog it is or what kind of cat it is.

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dogs and cats only hate each other if they haven't grown up together

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that is actually a myth it depends on the dog. my dog is afraid of cats because when he annoys them (he does that often it is his talent) they hiss at him and he gets scared many dogs love cats and some do hate them.

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