According to new research out today almost half (45%) of British adults admit they prefer dogs in a battle between dogs vs cats.
The research conducted by Churchill Pet Insurance is said to relaunch the battle between the two beloved British pets as the insurer asks pet lovers to take to social media using the hashtag #ChurchillCatsVSDogs to share thoughts on the findings.
When asked which personality traits they associate most with dogs and cats, almost three quarters of pet lovers respondents to the survey claimed dogs are seen as loyal. Almost 7 in 10 said they were protective while giving unconditional love. Over half also claimed they saw dogs as intelligent, while cats are not only intelligent but independent thinkers and cunning.
Dan Streets, Churchill Pet Insurance manager commented: “We are officially a nation of dog lovers – a preference which transcends age, gender and location. Our friendly pooches give us unconditional love and protection, so have earned the top spot as our loyal companion. It’s not all doom and gloom for cats though, as our research clearly shows that many see them as the pet of choice, as their independent thinking and intelligence in looking after themselves means they are often the perfect pet.”
So, what do you think? Share your views with us by commenting below or take part in the social study by sharing your thoughts with us on Twitter @K9Magazine using the hashtag #ChurchillCatsVSDogs!