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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

6. Italian Greyhound

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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Although a loving breed, this is not the main reason the Italian Greyhound is like the cat — instead, it's his need to chase after any intruders. And like some cat breeds, the Greyhound does best with adults and elderly owners.

More: Rescued greyhounds have unique needs — consider these 3 facts before adopting one

7. Whippet

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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Like a kitty, the Whippet enjoys spending his day relaxing around the house. And though he enjoys a run or two outside, similar to the cat he's intelligent and quiet.

8. Shiba Inu

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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Daring, courageous and extremely pleasant to be around, the Shiba Inu is cat-like in more than just his temperament. He enjoys keeping himself clean and groomed, and you'll often catch this pup meticulously licking himself like his kitty friends do.

More: 11 Shiba inus having the best time ever (PHOTOS)

9. Mi-Ki

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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Laid-back like most cat breeds, the Mi-Ki is a very relaxed pooch. Liking all humans — strangers included — he's a very friendly guy. Smart and adaptable, it's difficult for a human to dislike being around a loving breed such as this.

10. Poodle

Want a cat personality in dog-form? These 'cat-like' dog breeds are exactly that
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Perhaps the least to resemble its kitty friends, the Poodle is similar to the feline for the fact that he loves no one more than he loves himself. A dog who carries himself with merit, he may also believe he owns the house in the same way cats feel this. Enjoying a lot of activity, he's bound to get into mischief if bored.

Originally published Nov. 2013. Updated July 2016.

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