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Dog Breeds That Get Along Well with Cats

Dog and cat together

Are you looking for a canine friend to join your feline but you’re worried that they won’t get along? Have no fear, there are dog breeds that get along with cats. Here are 5 types of dogs that will make an excellent addition to a your feline-dominated household.

The Beagle: Beagles will snuggle with cats that are living with them and get great fun out of chasing cats in the yard. But the chasing is not meant to be aggressive, it’s just simple fun. Beagles are good watch dogs but not a good guard dog. They do not bark much but they do howl.They also don’t train easily- when they find a scent, they can’t help but follow it.

The Boxer: This breed tends to enjoy rough play with a cat but will not be aggressive or antagonistic. They tend to be very strong so they’re not a good furry companion for a cat who is more delicate. The Boxer is a good guard dog and is much easier to train than a beagle.

The Bichon Frise: The Bichon Frise is an energetic small breed with a happy demeanour. They will see the cat as just another play thing. If your cat is the cool, laid back type then it may be annoyed by Bichon’s bubbly disposition. They’re not natural enemies, however. What’s great about the Bichon Frise is that it doesn’t shed much and is easy to train. They do need regular baths, however.

Golden Retriever: The Golden Retriever is the best dog for kids and will tolerate other pets. They’re well known for their easy going, fun loving personality.

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They will view the cat as just another member of the family especially if they were introduced hen the dog was just a puppy. They’re not good guard dogs but will protect a kitten if necessary. They’re also one of the easiest dog breeds to train.

Maltese: These dogs are laid back creatures. They prefer to just chill out with their humans rather than run about. They’re great for cats because they tend to leave them alone.

The truth about cats and dogs is that they can get along. However, it’s important that you have a socialisation strategy for your furry friends. Use a gradual approach for the introduction.

Keep them separate for the first few days so that they can get used to their scents. Then after a few days, allow them to interact with each other preferably at a time when your dog has exercised as is calm. This will be the beginning of a beautiful canine and feline friendship.


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