Is Your Dog Actually a Cat?

ANIMALS

Ian Fortey

6 Min Quiz

When strangers come to the house, does your dog bark or silently judge them from across the room?

Advertisement

Have you ever caught your pup perched up on the back of the sofa?

Advertisement

Let's talk obedience. Does your dog know to come when you call?

Advertisement

If your dog had the choice to chase something, what would it be?

Advertisement

Is the garbage safe if your dog is in the room alone with it?

Advertisement

How well house-trained is your little friend?

Advertisement

How much time does your dog spend just laying there on its back?

Advertisement

Is your dog willing to eat a can of tuna?

Advertisement

Have you ever walked into the room only to see your dog alone, staring at the ceiling?

Advertisement

Does your dog ever try to sit places where it just doesn't fit?

Advertisement

Have you ever put an outfit on your dog only to be met with abject disgust?

Advertisement

Do you have a friendly pup, or does it have issues getting along with others?

Advertisement

Do you ever get the feeling that your dog thinks maybe you're the pet?

Advertisement

Let's go for a car ride! Is your dog down?

Advertisement

If you told your dog to get off the couch, it would absolutely listen, right?

Advertisement

How much time does your dog spend grooming itself?

Advertisement

Does your dog actually live with a cat?

Advertisement

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks. How easily does your dog pick up new habits and skills, anyway?

Advertisement

Aside from the sofa, does your dog ever try to get up on counters or tables?

Advertisement

When it comes to bath time, is your dog a fan of the tub or not?

Advertisement

Is a trip to the vet easy with your dog?

Advertisement

What's your dog like when it's time for bed?

Advertisement

Is your dog the kind that will beg for table scraps?

Advertisement

How easy is it to get your dog all worked up and excited?

Advertisement

Does your dog have a habit of getting underfoot when you're walking around the house?

Advertisement

You can't really know what your dog is thinking but, in your opinion, does your dog think it runs the house?

Advertisement

If there's a cup of water within reach, what's your dog doing to it?

Advertisement

Has your dog ever chased and caught another animal?

Advertisement

If you're heading to the beach for the day, are you bringing your dog with you?

Advertisement

If you tossed a steak down for your dog, would it get eaten?

Advertisement

Explore More Quizzes

Image: 101cats / E+ / Getty Images

About This Quiz

The great thing about dogs is pretty much everything. But if you had to pick just one thing, you could make the case that dogs are super adaptive to their surroundings. They can be trained to do all kinds of things if you keep at them and they will learn habits from you, too. They'll learn their name, they'll get excited when you come in the door or bark at a stranger who shouldn't be around. They'll play fetch, or dance when they know a treat is coming. They'll do all kinds of fun dog things. But then, every so often, they won't. Sometimes, just sometimes, a dog will very much be a cat and it's hard to figure out why. 

What makes a dog a cat? How can that even be a thing? When you experience it, you know it. When that big dog tries to curl up on your lap. When it begs for tuna. When it just won't do what a pup is supposed to do, then there's a very good chance your dog is just a cat in disguise. Hey, it happens. But did it happen to you? Tell us a little it about your pup and we'll let you know!

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!