Pandas ARE more like dogs
I always thought pandas were more similar to dogs than cats, even if the Chinese is bear-cat. Pandas don’t have whiskers, they bark, and they seem a lot more rotund than the average cat. I do give the fact that pandas are more nimble, so they can climb trees easily, unlike a dog.
However, facts are facts, and the panda genome is actually closer to the dog genome than the cat genome.