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Puppy cat (also known as cat-dog, dog-like cat, etc.) is a term used for some cat breeds that posses behavioral tendencies that are commonly associated with dogs. These are within the scope of feline behavior, and may be enhanced through selective breeding. These behaviors include following people around, a desire for frequent affection, lack of aggression toward other pets, and a placid nature. While these attributes are found desirable for owners interacting with their cats, problems can occur when they are exposed to dogs and strange people, with the cats possibly being too trusting and too friendly for their own good.[1] Breeds known for dog-like behaviors include Abyssinian, Burmese, Maine Coon, Manx, and Ragdoll, though they can occur with any cat regardless of breed.

Referances

  1. Your Ideal Cat: Insights Into Breed and Gender Differences in Cat Behavior Benjamin L. Hart; Lynette A. Hart (2013). Purdue University Press. pp. 99–101
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