The success of evangelical animal activists, however, has magnified the widely held belief that cats are largely atheists.
The move into canine Christians may be a response to a recent poll showing that scientists polled at the National Academy of Sciences indicate that disbelief in God and immortality among biological scientists was 65.2% and 69.0%.
By tapping into other species, the numbers of practicing religious individuals would be exponentially increased, adding both political and social support. Some dog breed seem bred for the role like St. Bernards.
Of course, Tibetan Mastiff, Tibetan Spaniels, Tibetan Terriers tend to be Buddhist and Japanese Chins tend to be Shintos. However, Boston Terriers and Italian Greyhounds are uniformly Catholic.
Irish Setters, Irish Terriers, Irish Water Spaniels, and Irish Wolfhound remain divided between protestants and Catholics.
Scottish Terriers, English Bulldogs, English Foxhounds, English Cocker Spaniels, Shetland Sheepdogs, Welsh Springer Spaniels, Welsh Terriers, and Scottish Deerhounds have been claimed by the Anglican Church.
Pharaoh Hounds have been claimed by Muslims.