Puppy cat (or puppy-like cat, dog-like cat, etc) is a term used to refer to specific breeds of domestic cats that feature unusual behavioral tendencies that are reminiscent of young domestic dogs, those tendencies within the general, broad scope of feline behavior being enhanced through selective breeding. Specific examples include the tendency to follow owners and other people around from room to room, the desire to receive frequent moments of physical affection such as being held and petted, a lack of aggression toward some fellow animals (such as other felines), and a general placid nature. "Puppy cat" and related terms have been used to label breeds such as the 'Abyssinian', 'Burmese', 'Maine Coon', 'Manx', and 'Ragdoll'. While these attributes are found desirable for owners interactin

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  • Puppy cat (or puppy-like cat, dog-like cat, etc) is a term used to refer to specific breeds of domestic cats that feature unusual behavioral tendencies that are reminiscent of young domestic dogs, those tendencies within the general, broad scope of feline behavior being enhanced through selective breeding. Specific examples include the tendency to follow owners and other people around from room to room, the desire to receive frequent moments of physical affection such as being held and petted, a lack of aggression toward some fellow animals (such as other felines), and a general placid nature. "Puppy cat" and related terms have been used to label breeds such as the 'Abyssinian', 'Burmese', 'Maine Coon', 'Manx', and 'Ragdoll'. While these attributes are found desirable for owners interacting with their cats, problems can occur when the felines are exposed to dogs and strange people, with the cats possibly being too trusting and too friendly for their own good. The notion of cats that act, sound and look like, and otherwise are highly similar to dogs has been explored in several fictional works in modern popular culture, including the animated series Bee and PuppyCat. Viral images of cats attempting to infiltrate groups of dogs and other such things are also a part of internet humor alongside 'lolcats'. (en)
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  • Puppy cat (or puppy-like cat, dog-like cat, etc) is a term used to refer to specific breeds of domestic cats that feature unusual behavioral tendencies that are reminiscent of young domestic dogs, those tendencies within the general, broad scope of feline behavior being enhanced through selective breeding. Specific examples include the tendency to follow owners and other people around from room to room, the desire to receive frequent moments of physical affection such as being held and petted, a lack of aggression toward some fellow animals (such as other felines), and a general placid nature. "Puppy cat" and related terms have been used to label breeds such as the 'Abyssinian', 'Burmese', 'Maine Coon', 'Manx', and 'Ragdoll'. While these attributes are found desirable for owners interactin (en)
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  • Puppy cat (en)
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