The Instigator
kiwicool
Pro (for)
The Contender
Atreus
Con (against)

Are dogs better than cats?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/25/2018 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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kiwicool

Pro

There are more types of dogs than cats. There are 332 types of dogs according to the FCI (1) and only 71 kinds of cats according to the TICA.(2) So, there is more chance that you find a dog than a cat because there are more options for dogs than cats.

(1)https://www.policygenius.com...
(2)https://www.animalwised.com...
Atreus

Con

You say dogs are better than cats simply because there are more types of them. Whether dogs or cats are better than the other should be based on quality of the animal and not just the variety available. Type of cat or dog also doesn't take into consideration the different personalities of each cat or dog which would depend on genetics and how they were nurtured. I take the con position not because I believe cats are better than dogs but because your argument on why dogs are better than cats doesn't address other qualities one would look for in a pet besides varieties available.
Debate Round No. 1
kiwicool

Pro

Dogs are actually capable of loving you even if you go to the bathroom for only 2 minutes, they will be waiting for you on the other side tail wagging. Cats either sit around doing nothing or hide in your bushes giving you the death stare you may think that they love you but they don't. Cats are bad from the start and I quote Chelsea Fagan (1): 'Any love you sense from a cat is projected entirely on them, or because of the camaraderie you feel with their general disdain for life and human beings.' No dog is born bad, we can destroy them by abusing them or training them wrong but they aren't born that way. Also, you can train dogs for all sorts of useful things. Shows, hunting, herding and a whole lot more. Cats either collect dust or scare your neighbor. There is this meme (2) out there that I totally can relate to basically there is a picture of a dog and a cat sitting by a door the dog says: 'YAY! Masters home!' The cat says: 'Your late slave!' Which is actually how a dog and cat portray us. That's why I think dogs are better than cats.
(1)= https://thoughtcatalog.com...
(2)= https://me.me...
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Gamerelite 3 years ago
Gamerelite
Now even though I'm a dog lover I can clearly say that Atreus is right as in round 1 kiwi says there are more dogs than cats how does that make them any better
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