You’ve probably heard the phrase fighting like cats and dogs, right? While there’s certainly some truth in the stereotype of cats and dogs hating on each other (they do having naturally conflicting temperaments, dogs are more social and playful while cats prefer their independence), with a little bit of luck and some very careful introductions the two can and do live together in relative harmony. Because who says you have to choose between being a ‘cat person’ and a ‘dog person’ when you can have the best of both? Even so, when cats and canines do become roomies there’s always going to be some drama.

Bored Panda has compiled a list of photos of those times when our furry friends just did not get along, natural instincts took over and they fought like, well, cats and dogs. Which one is your favourite? Do you have both cats and dogs together as pets? Let us know in the comments below!

#1

Silent Scream For Help

Silent Scream For Help

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#2

Before And After My Dog Realizes I’m In The Room

Before And After My Dog Realizes I’m In The Room

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MagicalUnicorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

reminds my sister with/without parents around :D

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#3

This Kitten Don't Mess Around

This Kitten Don't Mess Around

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Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love when I can laugh out loud here . Thanks !

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#4

My Cat Cat Disapproves Of Human/Dog Love... I Didn't Even Know She Could Do That Face

My Cat Cat Disapproves Of Human/Dog Love... I Didn't Even Know She Could Do That Face

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Lara B.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"I hate how dogs just love everything."

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#6

When Evil Does Not Stop

When Evil Does Not Stop

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Nancy E
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Love the dogs paw & the cat's persistence

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#7

My Cat Recently Discovered The Dog Bed

My Cat Recently Discovered The Dog Bed

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#8

Friend Just Got A German Shepard Puppy. Asked How Her Cat Is Getting Along With Him, And Was Sent This Pic

Friend Just Got A German Shepard Puppy. Asked How Her Cat Is Getting Along With Him, And Was Sent This Pic

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lotte hoi
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When your owner says to the dog: "Who's a good boy"

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#9

Bastard Cat

Bastard Cat

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#10

Owner Just Wants To Watch The News

Owner Just Wants To Watch The News

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Heidi McGrath
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's the parent zone: become a zombie when the kids are fighting!

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#12

His Face Says It All

His Face Says It All

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#13

I Didn't Know I'd Have To Give Up My Dog When I Got A Cat. And By Give Up I Mean The Cat Now Owns The Dog

I Didn't Know I'd Have To Give Up My Dog When I Got A Cat. And By Give Up I Mean The Cat Now Owns The Dog

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#14

Having A Cone Collar Fitted At The Vet Was Bad Enough, Then My Dog Had To Come Home To The Cat

Having A Cone Collar Fitted At The Vet Was Bad Enough, Then My Dog Had To Come Home To The Cat

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#15

Fiancée Moved In And Brought Her Dog. We Were Worried About The Dog Bullying The Cats. We Quickly Realized The Reverse Was True

Fiancée Moved In And Brought Her Dog. We Were Worried About The Dog Bullying The Cats. We Quickly Realized The Reverse Was True

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#16

My Pup Is Kind Of A Jerk

My Pup Is Kind Of A Jerk

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Lara B.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Mom, i didn't do anything. I just wanted to pet her!"

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#17

My Buddy Posted This On Facebook. He Just Got Married And Was Trying To Introduce His Cat To His New Dog

My Buddy Posted This On Facebook. He Just Got Married And Was Trying To Introduce His Cat To His New Dog

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Natasha L
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooooh I would not want to be that dog

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#18

Nobody Knows What They've Been Up To!

Nobody Knows What They've Been Up To!

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Hans
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Nothing to see here, go along."

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#19

My Cat Doesnt Like My Dog, Taking His Hate To The Next Extreme

My Cat Doesnt Like My Dog, Taking His Hate To The Next Extreme

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Virgil Blue
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"You asked if you could sniff my butt dog, so what are you complaining about?"

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#20

Roomba Cat Swats Dog Pit Bull Sharky

Roomba Cat Swats Dog Pit Bull Sharky

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#22

Jerk Cat Gets What's Comming For Him

Jerk Cat Gets What's Comming For Him

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로희
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"How dare you mess with my people!"

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#23

We Just Adopted A Dog, This Pic Sums Up How The Cat Feels About Him

We Just Adopted A Dog, This Pic Sums Up How The Cat Feels About Him

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#24

My Dogs First Meeting With A Cat Did Not Go That Well

My Dogs First Meeting With A Cat Did Not Go That Well

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#25

Smell This For Me

Smell This For Me

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#26

I'm Not Saying That My Dog Should Respect The Cat A Little Bit More, But....

I'm Not Saying That My Dog Should Respect The Cat A Little Bit More, But....

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#27

Our Cat Doesn't Like The Newest Addition To The Family, Gillie

Our Cat Doesn't Like The Newest Addition To The Family, Gillie

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#29

Don't Let The Cat Keep You Down

Don't Let The Cat Keep You Down

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#30

Adopting A Dog Soon So We Have Neighbor Bring His Dog Over So Our Cats Get Used To Them. Tonight This Happened

Adopting A Dog Soon So We Have Neighbor Bring His Dog Over So Our Cats Get Used To Them. Tonight This Happened

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#31

Punch To The Face

Punch To The Face

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Lara B.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This must be the most dramatic dog/cat fight picture of all times :D

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#32

The Kitten Really Needs To Stop Bullying The Dog

The Kitten Really Needs To Stop Bullying The Dog

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#33

There Is An 80-pound Dog In My Lap Because He Is Afraid Of Being Catslapped

There Is An 80-pound Dog In My Lap Because He Is Afraid Of Being Catslapped

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#34

Oh, Were You Sitting Here? I Didn't Notice

Oh, Were You Sitting Here? I Didn't Notice

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Nancy E
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Finally, a proactive dog . Cats can't always win out

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#35

Cat Won't Let Dog Off The Leash

Cat Won't Let Dog Off The Leash

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#36

All The Boxes In This House Are Mine

All The Boxes In This House Are Mine

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#37

When You Introduce A Dog To An 8 Year Old Cat

When You Introduce A Dog To An 8 Year Old Cat

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#38

Hey, That's My Girl! Go Away

Hey, That's My Girl! Go Away

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#39

Here, Take That

Here, Take That

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#41

The Cat Is Eating The Dog Food While The Dogs Sit And Watch. It's Not Hard To Tell Who Rules This House

The Cat Is Eating The Dog Food While The Dogs Sit And Watch. It's Not Hard To Tell Who Rules This House

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Lucida
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cats normally don't like dog food (or none of ours have). I guess this cat does it only to piss of the dogs and show them who's the ruler.

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#42

Housemate's Dog Doesn't Accept That My Cat Won't Be His Friend. Waits Patiently Outside My Door Everyday For My Cat To Trust Him

Housemate's Dog Doesn't Accept That My Cat Won't Be His Friend. Waits Patiently Outside My Door Everyday For My Cat To Trust Him

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#43

Checking For Monsters Under The Bed

Checking For Monsters Under The Bed

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#44

Well It Turned Out The Dog Was Afraid Of The Cat And She Climbed On The Corner Of The Sofa And Refused To Even Look At Him

Well It Turned Out The Dog Was Afraid Of The Cat And She Climbed On The Corner Of The Sofa And Refused To Even Look At Him

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Vasanth
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hoping the cat doesn't see him hiding!

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#45

It's A Love/Hate Relationship

It's A Love/Hate Relationship

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Cat Meow
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Puppy is as happy as can be while the cat just wants it gone

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#46

You Can Almost Hear The Pup Go "Rude"

You Can Almost Hear The Pup Go "Rude"

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#47

Please Stop, I Can Explain! It Was A Mistake!

Please Stop, I Can Explain! It Was A Mistake!

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#48

I Think My Cat Is Terrorizing My Dog

I Think My Cat Is Terrorizing My Dog

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Nini
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's bullying! Don't just watch!

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#50

No!

No!

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Lara B.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's what you get from stealing food :D The pupper looks quite shocked as well. I am sure he didn't intend to do that.

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#51

It Seems My Cat And New Puppy Are Getting Along Really Well

It Seems My Cat And New Puppy Are Getting Along Really Well

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Lara B.
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just comforting the cat and holding it's tail, while Kitty recovers from a bad hangover.

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#52

We Brought Home A New Puppy. This Was Our Cats First Reaction

We Brought Home A New Puppy. This Was Our Cats First Reaction

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#53

Sometimes Enough Is Enough

Sometimes Enough Is Enough

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#54

Artie Found A Comfy Spot By The Fire

Artie Found A Comfy Spot By The Fire

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#55

My 85 Lb Dog Is Scared Of My Sister's 1.5 Lb Foster Kitten

My 85 Lb Dog Is Scared Of My Sister's 1.5 Lb Foster Kitten

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Kjorn
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

everyone knows that smaller the cat greater the danger

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#56

My Friend's Cat Was Mad At Her Boyfriend's Dog Today

My Friend's Cat Was Mad At Her Boyfriend's Dog Today

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#57

We Got A New Puppy. The Cat Is Skeptical

We Got A New Puppy. The Cat Is Skeptical

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#58

Is It Staying?.. Our Cats Reaction To The New Puppy

Is It Staying?.. Our Cats Reaction To The New Puppy