Riddle: Stealthy as a shadow in the dead of night, Cunning but affectionate if given a bite. Never owned but often loved. At my sport considered cruel, But that’s because you never know me at all. What am I?
To solve this riddle, one need to be careful and understand what the riddle indicates well. The answer is something that is stealthy as a shadow in the night, cunning but affectionate if given a bite, one cannot own this thing but most people love it, and even though it may be labeled as ‘bad’ or ‘cruel’, you will understand it is not the case after spending enough time with it.
As you probably guessed reading these, the answer of this riddle is a cat. A cat might be supposed to be cruel by some people and even if you cannot ‘own’ a cat nearly everyone loves cats.
The answer is: A cat.