Dog People vs. Cat People: What Pet Preference Says About You
ABC News reported
Ask anyone on the street whether they're a cat or a dog person, and chances are, they've got a quick answer. Like the choice between Coke or Pepsi, or chocolate or vanilla, how you respond to cats versus dogs could say a lot about you.
"Dog people are a little more outgoing," a dog owner at the Westminster Dog Show told ABC News. "Cat people are a little more aloof, because that's just how cats are."
Karen Hessel, the proud "mama" to 3-year-old Ripley, a golden retriever, said, "They say that cats are very intelligent but I haven't seen that yet in a cat, but I know my dog is brilliant."
Over at the Black Diamond Cat Show in Kimberton, Pa., cat owners were telling a different story, saying intelligence is the key difference between dog and cat owners. Cat people, they say, are simply smarter.
"Cats are more independent and so are their owners," Martha Auspitz said.
She has been showing cats for nearly 40 years and even met her husband, Norman, at a cat show.
"I was into Abyssinians," he said, "and when I saw Martha's Abyssinians, I knew I needed them and when I saw Martha, I said, 'Oh.' So, in 1982 we were married."
According to the American Pet Products Association, 62 percent of U.S. households have a pet. Dogs win in the popularity race, with 39 percent of U.S. households owning at least one dog, compared with 33 percent of U.S. households owning at least one cat.