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10 dog breeds that behave like cats — in case you really can't make up your mind

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Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that

These delightfully unique breeds prove that when it comes to dogs, there really is a little something for everyone. Whether you're a cat person who's ready for some canine love, or even if you swing both ways, you might be surprised by how much these dog breeds resemble your favorite feline friend.

With similarities that include temperament and likes/dislikes, these 10 breeds are the most cat-like dogs on the block.

1. Vizsla

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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The Vizsla is highly active, but boy does he ever love his human companion. Loyal, affectionate and full of adoration, this pup is comparable to kitty-kind for his tender mannerisms and obsession with cuddling up with his owner.

2. Manchester Terrier

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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Another loyal breed, the Manchester Terrier may look a little intimidating but he's an affectionate dog through and through. Forming a tight bond with his owner straight away, he loves to cuddle up on a lap all day long. Similar to a cat, the pup will likely follow a rat or insect out of the house if he feels the need.

3. Papillon

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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A great companion, the Papillon is happy playing outside or cuddling close to his owner all day long. Friendly and outgoing, this breed easily gets along with most adults and children, although he does need to learn to socialize properly. Intelligent like a feline, the Papillon is also very assertive and sure of himself.

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4. Basenji

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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The breed most like a cat, the Basenji is energetic, caring and shy when it comes to people he doesn't know. Choosing one human to attach to, he's a very devoted dog. The Basenji is athletic and a very supple and self-assured pup.

5. Shetland Sheepdog

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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Another devoted dog, the Shetland Sheepdog prides himself on his eagerness to obey and follow his owner's directions. Similar to a cat, he's extremely smart and warm with his family and shy with strangers.

Next Up: Italian Greyhound

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