[important topic] Are BEARS Dogs or Cats?

Are Bears Dogs or Cats ?

  • Dogs

  • Cats

  • bears


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Mochi

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
930
Seattle
Bears may be dogs, but hyenas are cats.

Or perhaps more to the point,
dogs may be bears, but cats are definitely hyenas.
 

Weltall Zero

Divinoids Developer at Catpad Games
Verified
Oct 26, 2017
12,273
Madrid
Between these two choices, they're dogs:
Bears are carnivoran mammals of the family Ursidae. They are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans.

Weasels, foxes, skunks, otters, raccoons, and even seals are also caniforms. Cats, appropriately enough, are kind of their own thing.

EDIT: anyone answering with taxonomy or phylogeny should answer with their heart not their mind
You're not my real mom, you can't tell me what to do.
 

Imperfected

Member
Nov 9, 2017
6,916
I had to vote with my mind because my heart doesn't actually have strong opinions about bears?

Fun Fact: I once encountered a bear walking home through a suburban neighborhood after classes. The bear was frightened off by an SUV before it could become a more interesting story. Neither dogs nor cats are scared of SUVs, so I content bears are neither.
 

Imperfected

Member
Nov 9, 2017
6,916
Hyenas are fucking weirdos, and if you don't know much about them take my advice and keep it that way.

You're heading into echnida territory all over again.
 

Tuorom

Member
Oct 30, 2017
3,188
The real question is who would win in a fight:

A Grizzly Bear or a Silverback Gorilla?
 

Heshinsi

Member
Oct 25, 2017
11,231
Bears are bears, but this species (Sloth Bears) of bears are really just humans in bear suits.

 

bwahhhhh

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
1,024
Bears (big 'B') are bears (little 'b'), but bears (little 'b') are dogs. this is just scientific fact
 

MrKlaw

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Oct 25, 2017
10,870
Kind of big and lumbering like a shaggy dog. But they use their paws a lot and like fish..

it’s a ponderer..
 

CaviarMeths

Avenger
Oct 25, 2017
8,236
Western Canada
Most closely related to Seals, actually.


by that measure, the answer to OP’s question specifically would then be dogs since they are also related to seals

It's kind of fucking with me that hyenas are on the cat branch. I've always thought of hyenas as dog-like, or maybe I'm just mentally conflating them with jackals and wild dogs since they all share the same general habitat, behavior, and diet.
 
Oct 29, 2017
570
Sometimes the common people are ahead of science and scientist's rigid ways of seeing the world, sometimes you find the true answers to nature's mysteries by using your seven senses, by tossing a coin or by beating the answers out of our Reptilian invaders.

What I'm saying is, bears are dogs.

Who'd win in a fight?

1 bear, or a hundred ducks?
It depends on where they fight and how they use the environment to their advantage. Still I have a hard time seeing how a hundred -anything- is not going to defeat one -anything-.
 

iapetus

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Oct 26, 2017
1,843
For all you people who are wrong, explain to me the existence of the Binturong, or Asian Bearcat. QED.