The Sims 4 Pet Traits

for the Cats and Dogs Expansion Pack

Cats and Dogs can have up to three traits. When made in CAS, you get to determine what traits your pet will have. Adopting strays will not afford you that luxury. You can get to know a pet before you adopt it by selecting the 'friendly' menu and 'get to know'. You'll learn one trait each time you use the social. Traits do determine a pet's autonomous behavior and how hard they are to train in certain areas, so they matter from a gameplay perspective. Some traits conflict (active and couch potato for example).

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Cat Traits

PictureTrait NameGame DescriptionNotes
Affectionate Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackAffectionateThese cats really love their owners. They'll try to stick close to them whenever possible. (Conflicts with Aloof)
Aloof Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackAloofThese cats don't really need owners, they're just here for the free food. (Conflicts with Affectionate)
Clever Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackCleverThese Cats are fast learners, and some say that they can even understand Simlish when spoken to!
Curious Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackCuriousThese cats are more curious about their surroundings. They like to search different objects around the house.
Fluffy Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackFluffyxx These cats are more fluffy than normal! They'll hack up hairballs more often.
Free Spirit Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackFree SpiritThese cats enjoy wondering around the world, almost as if they were wild animals! But don't worry, they'll always come home for the food.
Friendly Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackFriendlyThese pets tend to be friendly to other Sims, and will happily greet other Sims around them. (Conflicts with Territorial)
Frisky Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackFriskyThese cats are more active than other cats. They really like to pounce and run around. (Conflicts with Lazy)
Glutton Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackGluttonThese pets will eat significantly more often, and much more messily!
Lazy Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackLazyxx These cats really enjoy their catnaps. They also are less likely to jump from place to place since it takes too much effort. (Conflicts with Frisky)
Mischievous Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackMischievousThese cats are always up to no good! They will often misbehave, and can even be encouraged to do so.
Playful Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackPlayfulThese pets love toys and want to play all the time, even when they're not excited.
Prowler Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackProwlerThese cats enjoy prowling around the neighborhood. Send them out and they might come back with something they found.
Skittish Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackSkittishThese cats are scared of everything. Okay, well, almost everything. They also like to hide a lot.
Spoiled Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackSpoiledThese cats are spoiled creatures. Scolding them hardly ever changes their behavior.
Talkative Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackTalkativeThese cats love to yowl along with other Sims. They'll even try to sing upon request.
Territorial Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackTerritorialThese cats are fairly protective of their territory. They will be aggressive to anyone new they meet. (Conflicts with Friendly)




Dog Traits

PictureTrait NameGame DescriptionNotes
Active Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackActiveThese dogs are very energetic. They really like running and enjoy frequent long walks. (Conflicts with Couch Potato)
Adventurous Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackAdventurousThese dogs will sometimes leave the house to go on solo adventures, but are also happy to go on an adventure with their owner.
Aggressive Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackAggressiveThese dogs will be more hostile when greeting others, and might attack others unless properly trained. (Conflicts with Friendly)
Couch Potato Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackCouch PotatoThese dogs are low-energy creatures that like to relax and unwind with their owners, rather than run around. (Conflicts with Active)
Friendly Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackFriendlyxx These pets tend to be friendly to other Sims, and will happily greet other Sims around them. (Conflicts with Aggressive)
Glutton Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackGluttonThese pets will eat significantly more often, and much more messily!
Hairy Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackHairyThese dogs will leave hair piles laying around. Brush their fur to keep things tidy!
Hunter Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackHunterThese dogs are natural hunters. Send them off into the world, and they'll hunt and dig for things.
Independent Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackIndependentThese dogs are less likely to need constant affection and can even walk themselves. (Conflicts with Loyal)
Jumpy Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackJumpyThese dogs are easily frightened, and like to hide more often. They will often shy away from things like fights.
Loyal Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackLoyalThese dogs want to be closer with their owners and love to be pet. They like to follow their owners around. (Conflicts with Independant)
Playful Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackPlayfulThese pets love toys and want to play all the time, even when they're not excited.
Sleuth Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackSleuthThese dogs are naturally more curious and like to investigate different objects around the house.
Smart Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackSmartThese bright dogs are easier to train and pick up tricks quickly. They might even understand Simlish!
Stubborn Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackStubbornxx These dogs don't like being told what to do. Scolding them doesn't do much to change their misbehavior, but you can try begging them to stop.
Troublemaker Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackTroublemakerThese dogs are always up to nothing good. They will often misbehave and can even be encouraged to do so.
Vocal Trait in The Sims 4 Cats and Dogs Expansion PackVocalThese dogs like to howl occasionally, and can even sing on command.

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Lollipopssays...
I got the new expansion and it's awesome! Here's some stuff about vets so you might be able to add it into a guide:
  • You can make your workers wear ridiculous outfits (like bear suits).
  • When the pet gets on the examination table move straight to surgery and scan. You will get a high star rating most of the time. But keep in mind they must wear the cone of shame after.
  • You must buy a vet clinic. There is no job on your phone to be hired as one.


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