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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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