10 Cat Friendly Dog Breeds

Best Dog Breeds for Cat Owners

You’ve done all your doggy homework about what you need to do to prep your home for a new pooch. But you’re worried that a new dog won’t tolerate their feline roommate.

We’ve put together a list of the best cat friendly dog breeds. Although, it’s very dependent on characters as some are more laid back than others. There are certain breeds which are more inclined to tolerate or even love your cat.

As a general rule, a breed within the toy or sporting group will usually make friendly and affectionate companions for your cat.

Most cat friendly dog breeds

  1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

This laid-back dog breed was bred to be a companion and so are often happy to share their home with a cat (or two).

Cavalier Kind Charles Spaniel dogs for sale.

  1. Labrador Retriever

This eager to please, gentle, and sweet breed will put up with more than most. They tend to get along with other humans and species fairly well. They are incredibly playful and so may end up annoying your other pets.

Labrador Retrievers for sale.

  1. Beagle

Although this dog breed was bred to hunt – they always did so in packs. This means that they tend to be pretty used to cohabiting with another animal or species.

Beagle puppies for sale.

  1. Bichon Frise

This small dog breed likely won’t intimidate your cat so makes a great choice. They are loving and will enjoy a cuddle – yes, even with your cat sometimes. This can sometimes cause your cat to be annoyed by their clingy nature.

Bichon Frise dogs for sale.

  1. Poodle

This breed of all variations is known to be quite protective. These protective insights can sometimes extend to their cat roommates! A Toy Poodle will want to play with your cat, a Miniature poodle will tolerate them and a Standard Poodle will tend to just ignore their existence.

Toy Poodle puppies for sale.

  1. Golden Retriever

Anybody who has spent any time with this dog breed will tell you that they’re incredibly affectionate and patient. They will tolerate more than a lot of other dog breeds. However, because of their playful nature, they may end up annoying your feline.

Golden Retrievers for sale.

  1. Shetland Sheepdog

This mild-natured and extremely trainable breed makes them a great choice for cat parents. They are known for being pretty tolerant and can be trained to tolerate and even like their cat brother or sister.

Shetland Sheepdogs for sale.

  1. Shih Tzu

Due to this breed being quite small – they won’t intimidate your existing cat pets. They don’t tend to get involved in unnecessary drama or fighting and so their cat siblings will normally put up with them.

Shih Tzu dogs for sale

  1. Border Collie

Although this breed of pooch is part of the herding group, they are well known for loving children. Their tolerant nature means that this love often can extend to their feline roommates.

Border Collie puppies for sale.

  1. Basset Hound

A Basset Hound is far more likely to be concerned about snoozing than who they share their homes with. This means they’re not very likely to cause problems.

Basset Hounds for sale.

If you aren’t sure which breed is for you – we’ve covered a new dog breed every week to help you figure out which one suits you.


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