Our top 10 most friendly travel dog breeds are based on the key criteria of size, friendliness, adaptability to the new environment, and experience of the breed. In addition, there are additional criteria such as ease of maintenance, less barking, less shedding to avoid affecting people around.
#1 – Chihuahua
Height: 5-8 inches
Weight: not exceeding 6 pounds
The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog, weighing no more than 6 pounds, is native to Mexico. With the Short-Hair-Chihuahua version, they almost need no grooming and do not take much time for cleaning. Chihuahuas are loyal, intelligent and charming dogs. They are the ideal pet for families living in city apartments with busy lives already and with their small size, you can easily take them with you to go meet friends or even travel long days.
#2 – Toy Poodle
Height: No more than 10 inches
Weight: 4-6 pounds
The Toy Poodle is a small breed of dog that weighs no more than 6 pounds. They are covered with thick curly hair, they shed very little, and are hypoallergenic. Toy Poodle is an intelligent, agile, obedient, and easy-to-train dog. The Toy Poodle is great companions, smart, docile that you can carry with them and also do not have to worry about shedding, or cause allergy to the people you meet.
#3 – Dachshund
Height: 8-9 inches (standard), 5-6 inches (miniature)
Weight: 16-32 pounds (standard), 11 pounds & under (miniature)
Dachshund is a very famous small breed and is called with many other names such as: Doxie, Weenie Dog, Wiener Dog, Sausage, Teckel, Dackel. They come in two sizes: standard-sized (usually 16 to 32 pounds) or miniature (11 pounds or under), and they can have one of three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired. Dachshunds are friendly, emotional, energetic, but sometimes stubborn dogs. This breed is increasingly appearing in families around the world.
#4 – Yorkshire Terrier
Height: 7-8 inches
Weight: 7 pounds
The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as Yorkie, is a small terrier originating from England, weighing no more than 7 pounds. Yorkie is a dog with personality, they are often likened to Vikings, they are fun, affectionate, loyal, giving their owners many laughter. Today the Yorkshire Terrier appears much and lives happily in families in America. The Yorkshire Terrier always likes to be with their owner, and is always ready for a trip with their owner.
#5 – French Bulldog
Height: 11-13 inches
Weight: under 28 pounds
French Bulldog, also known as Frenchie, they are a small hunting dog originating from France. The French Bulldog is a petite dog with a cute face with erect ears, short nose, big head and wrinkles. Most of the time French Bulldog is cheerful, friendly, always likes to be with their owner and are always ready to travel with you. Although they are always very excited and energetic when playing with you, they are also dogs that spend a lot of time sleeping. In addition, French Dogs are also a breed that does not need a lot of time to exercise outdoors or grooming, so they are very suitable for traveling resort.
#6 – Labrador Retriever
Height: 22.5-24.5 inches (male), 21.5-23.5 inches (female)
Weight: 65-80 pounds (male), 55-70 pounds (female)
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 may be larger than the above dog breeds, but if you travel to the sea, river or lake and play water or swim games, the Labrador Retriever is a great choice.
#7 – Pomeranian
Height: 6-7 inches
Weight: 3-7 pounds
Pomeranian, also known simply as Pom, is a breed of dog of the Spitz type originating from Pomerania. Pomeranian has a double coat, ruffled, especially the ruffled fur around the neck that makes them look like cute fur balls. Pomeranian comes in the widest variety of colors of any dog breed and the popular colors are: orange, red, white, black. Pomeranian is intelligent, friendly, lively, playful, sometimes aggressive to prove themselves, and they like to be the center of attention. The Pomeranian is always ready for a trip with their owner.
#8 – Portuguese Water Dog
Height: 20-23 inches (male), 17-21 inches (female)
Weight: 42-60 pounds (male), 35-50 pounds (female)
The Portuguese Water Dog is a working dog of Portuguese origin. Previously, they were taught to herd fish into fishermen’s nets, retrieve lost tackle or broken nets, and act as couriers from ship to ship, or ship to shore. Nowadays, this breed also becomes more fame by being the chosen breed of US President Barack Obama. The Portuguese Water Dog is also an intelligent, independent, adorable, easy-to-train dog and they have coat that is considered hypoallergenic. In addition, the Portuguese Water Dog loves water and good swimming, so they will be a great companion for trips to the beach, river or lake.
#9 – Bichon Frise
Height: 9.5-11.5 inches
Weight: 12-18 pounds
Bichon Frise is a small breed, with a cute, small appearance, featuring a head covered with round fur and big eyes. Bichon Frise is quite mischievous and curious, however, they need a lot of love, affection and time from their owners because they always want to be with and please their owners.
#10 – Havanese
Height: 8.5-11.5 inches
Weight: 7-13 pounds
The Havanese is a bichon dog of Cuban origin. They have a thick coat but shed very little and hypoallergenic. Havanese are smart, funny, outgoing, easy to train, and they are also healthy, adaptable dogs. Havanese is suitable as a companion of any age. In addition, Havanese also love adventure and discovery, so you can be assured that they will enjoy traveling to new lands with you.