The major differences between dogs and cats can be well explained by comparing their character, and certain physical features of the two. One of the major differences in their character is their relationship with others of their kind and people who keep them as pets. Dogs like to move in groups, and they tend to enjoy the company of humans. This is because, in their nature, they are lively and you can't get tired of playing with them.
Although cats are also kept as pets, but they are not as lively as dogs; at times, they like to be alone. Another differentiating feature between the two is in the types of sounds they make as you know already, dogs bark, woof, and growl. In contrast, purr and meow (the cry of a cat) are the types of sounds made by cats. While dogs can be used for security purposes, cats can only kill smaller animals.
Dogs and cats are both domesticated animals, and they are the two most popular pets known to man. The cat belongs to the feline family, and dogs belong to the canine family. Many people say that you are either a dog person or a cat person. It all depends on what you are looking for in a pet. If you are committed to the responsibility of having a dog, you have to take the time to go outside and walk it, whereas cats are more independent.
Dogs also tend to be loud sometimes, as they often bark relentlessly until their needs are met. Cats, on the other hand, generally meow softly and they purr when they are happy. Dogs show affection by wagging their tail. Cats will come up in your lap and snuggle with you. Also, dogs need a lot of space to run about freely, while cats are content with small spaces.