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15 Cat Breeds That Act Just Like Dogs

Some people love dogs. Others love cats. (And either pet can improve your health.) People usually think of cats as aloof and independent. Dog people often prefer canines’ extroverted playfulness to cats’ quiet affection. And people often think their pet choice says something about their personality. But pets and people don’t always live up to the stereotypes. In fact, some kinds of cats act more like a happy-go-lucky dog. Some will play fetch with you. Others love to go swimming. And still others will come when you call their names.

Check out these 15 cat breeds that act just like dogs.

1. Abyssinian

An Abyssinian cat

An Abyssinian cat The Abyssinian likes to play fetch and loves water. | Wang He/Getty Images

PawCulture reports that one of the best cat breeds for people who are more accustomed to dogs is the Abyssinian. This breed loves water (unlike your average household cat). These cats also like to play fetch with their favorite toys. Plus, they follow their owners around the house. They’re also receptive to leash training. The only drawback? Because the Abyssinian needs more attention than other cat breeds, they aren’t the best choice if you need to leave your pet alone often.

Next: The Ragdoll cat

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