So you want a cat. You want that cute feline face with the hypnotic eyes and pink little nose. You want the long furry tail, and the motorboat purr when it winds around your ankles. But maybe you also want a more interactive pet experience. An animal who is playful and curious. A pet that doesn’t exit the room when you enter, and actually seems to be vaguely interested in whether you live or die... Well, might I suggest one of these weirdo high-energy cat breeds that are more like dogs?
Cats are generally considered to have detached, snobby demeanors. (RIP Grumpy Cat.) Which I guess is why we like to smash slices of bread over their heads and slide them down the stairs in cardboard boxes —they are generally so staid, it's amusing to get a reaction out of them. But there are in fact many cat breeds who defy the aloof kitty stereotype, and actually have more in common with bounding, excitable puppies. Below, I round up some of the more dog-like cats out there, for anyone who dreams of putting a rambunctious puss on a leash and making their neighbors question whether they're dabbling in strange, new drugs.