Cats v Dogs: Which is Best? - Netflix

Liz Bonnin and Chris Packham try and find out the definitive answer to the age old question, if cats or dogs are best.

Cats v Dogs: Which is Best? - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2016-02-04

Cats v Dogs: Which is Best? - Talking animal - Netflix

A talking animal or speaking animal is any non-human animal that can produce sounds or gestures resembling those of a human language. Several species or groups of animals have developed forms of communication which superficially resemble verbal language, however, these are not defined as language because they lack one or more of the defining characteristics, i.e. grammar, syntax, recursion and displacement. Researchers have been successful in teaching some animals to make gestures similar to sign language. However, these animals fail to reach one or more of the criteria accepted as defining language.

Cats v Dogs: Which is Best? - Cats - Netflix

The case of a cat that was videotaped speaking purported human words and phrases such as “Oh my dog”, “Oh Long John”, “Oh Long Johnson”, “Oh Don piano”, “Why I eyes ya”, and “All the live long day” became an Internet phenomenon in 2006. Footage of this cat, nicknamed Oh Long Johnson from one of the phrases spoken, was featured on America's Funniest Home Videos in 1998, and a longer version of the clip (which revealed the animal was reacting to the presence of another cat) was aired in the UK. Clips from this video are prevalent on YouTube. The cat appeared as a character in “Faith Hilling”, the 226th episode of South Park, which aired on March 28, 2012. Miles v. City Council of Augusta, Georgia, in which the court found that the exhibition of a talking cat was considered an occupation for the purposes of municipal licensing law.

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