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Dog Breeds That Get Along With Cats

Do you already have a cat but want to add a dog to your home? You can have both as pets! Check out the list of cat-friendly dog breeds – they are generally tolerant of cats.  If your heart does not set on a purebred dog, you can adopt your new canine friend from any animal shelter! Mixed-breed dogs may get along with your feline as well.

Basset Hound

Originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare, the Basset Hound is a laid-back family companion who loves children and other pets! They are socialble and peaceful with humans and animals. Best known for Hush Puppy dog, Basset Hounds have calm and alert personalities that make them an excellent watchdog. However,  they are stubborn and hard to train. They need early socialization to grow up to be a well-rounded dog.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Originated in United Kingdom, the Cabalier King Charles Spaniel is playful, affectionate, adaptable and sociable. They are generally great with both kids and other pets, including cats. They adapt rapidly to new environment. They are ideal for pet lovers who own multiple dogs and cats. Note that they love to pursue small animals such as birds. And they crave for human companionship too.

Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel is gentle, happy and smart. This breed has a compact, sturdy body and a silky, wavy or flat coat. Sociable and active, The Cocker Spaniels are energetic sporting dogs that love their playtime and brisks walks. The good-natured Cocker Spaniels are very people-oriented and get along well with other pets such as cats. They are happy dogs who love to enjoy spending time in the company of their family. Highly trainable and intelligent, they are always eager to please. Since Cocker Spaniels often become very attached to their owners,  they tend to suffer from separation anxiety.


Charming, lively and brave, the Dachshund is a short-legged, long-bodied, hound-type canine breed. Originally used for hunting, they are known ad Weiner dogs or Sausage dogs. Although Dachshunds can be possessive of their toys and can be jealous when they want attention, they are generally good with other family pets. Fearless and exceptionally playful, they have brilliant noses.

Golden Retriever

Affectionately known as Goldie, the Golden Retriever has “let’s be friends” personality. They are perfectly good with many family pets. Cheerful, friendly and smart, they are one of the best family companion canines in the world. They are highly trainable, sweet, tolerant and patient. Apart from being an excellent family companion dog, theraphy and assistance dog, Golden Retrievers have excellent sense of smell, hunting and tracking abilities which make them a great drug detection dog as well.

Labrador Retriever

Known to be family-friendly, the Labrador Retriever are gentle dogs who are easy to train. Affectionately called Lab, this breed is easy-going, lovable and happy. They are best known for kid-friendly, and of course, they can get along with cats and other family pets if they are properly socialized. Like Goldies, Labs make great theraphy dogs, guide dogs and drug detection dogs too.


Best known for his wrinkly, short-muzzled face and large, expressive eyes, the Pug is originally bred to be a lap furbaby. Pugs have a great sense of humour and love to show off – this is why they are known as ‘the crown of of the dog world”! They are charming, playful, affectionate and intelligent. They are peaceful with other pets if trained and well-socialized.