All well-socialized and trained dogs can get along well with cats. However, there are dogs that do not need much training, they can also make friends with cats or at least live peacefully with cats. Below, We have compiled 10 dog breeds that are typically good with cat.
#1 – Beagle
The Beagle is a small hunting dog originating from England. They have large ears, a cute face, and a tail often erect. The Beagle is friendly, fun, gentle, and also a bit curious. Because of the dog’s excessive friendliness, so they are not a good guard dog, but they are very suitable for families with many other pets such as cats. In addition, the Beagle is also easy to take care of and requires almost no grooming, but they also require exercise to avoid obesity. What you need to pay attention to is that their long, soft ears can become infected by being moist and not well ventilated.
#2 – Basset Hound
The Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog originating from France. Basset Hound has a large, domed head with very long soft ears, loose skin and sad eyes. The Basset Hound is a friendly, playful and outgoing dog, tolerant of other pets and great companion for children. Basset Hounds spend a lot of time on sleeping, they can sleep anywhere, and whenever.
#3 – English Bulldog
English Bulldog, also known as Bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed originating in England. The English Bulldog is a short, muscular breed, with loose skin on the head, a snub nose, and small ears. They rarely bark, but because of their short snout, they often snort and wheeze. The English Bulldog is a very friendly, calm, courageous dog and easygoing personality that makes it easy to like cats. In addition, they are also quite lazy and like to sleep, so they need regular exercise and a balanced diet, to keep dog form.
#4 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed originating from the United Kingdom. They have long ears, big eyes and an expressive face, many say it’s a sweet face. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is very gentle, affectionate, graceful and charming, they also love other animals, always likes to be with their owners and they are also rarely bark.
#5 – Rough Collie
The Rough Collie, also known as the Long Collie or the Long-haired Collie, is a long-coated dog breed of medium to large-sized herding dog that originated in United Kingdom (Scotland). The Rough Collie is an intelligent, gentle, devoted, easy to train, very loyal dog who rarely shows nervousness or aggression. The Rough Collie is suitable as a family dog and a great friend with children and other pets. However, The Rough Collie needs to be socialized early to avoid shyness.
#6 – Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, devoted friends, docile, easy to train and have love in life. They are eager to please and suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. Their adaptability and outgoing nature also make them a potentially great cat companion. However, Golden Retriever also shed a lot, requires exercise and is also prone to separation anxiety, so they will not be suitable for allergy sufferers and families that aren’t home for long periods of time.
#7 – Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog originating from United Kingdom and Canada. They have an adorable appearance and an outgoing, friendly, vivacious personality. The Labrador Retriever is a intelligent, easy to train, human-friendly dog that is suitable for making friends with all ages. They are known to get along with everyone they meet, regardless of species. They are often used as therapy dogs and they are also people who work hard in support and rescue work.
#8 – Papillon
The Papillon is a small breed of dog, with its outer appearance highlighted by large ears, resembling butterfly wings. They are also an intelligent, friendly, adventurous dogs, most of the time they are happy, they are a bit mischievous, enjoy being active and are willing to engage in fun activities with cats. However, Papillon should also be given rigorous training and mental stimulation to prevent behavioral issues arising from boredom.
#9 – Pug
The Pug is a small breed originating from China. They have large round heads, many wrinkles, a short nose and 2 big eyes that look extremely cute. Pugs are lovable, fun, and a little mischievous, they are also quite lazy and like to sleep, and always likes to be with their owner, when humans are not at home they also like to have a cat friend around them. Pug is also a dog that doesn’t need grooming and exercise too much. The Pug is also a great companion for the elderly and children.
#10 – Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is a small breed originating from the United States of America. They also have a nickname “American Gentlemen” for their impeccable manners. The Boston Terrier has a square head, erect ears, short nose, and large round eyes, they are also friendly, gentle, cheerful dogs, a little curious, mischievous and like to be the center of attention. In addition, Boston Terriers are also suitable for cat families because they are very sociable and quickly make friends with cats