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10 Dog Breeds That are Good With Cat

If you own a cat and you are looking to add a canine companion in your family, you should take the time to consider which breed of dogs will be the best option to integrate well with your cat. Although each dog has a unique personality and temperament and may respond differently to the presence of cat in the house, certain dog breeds do tend to be more compatible with cats than others. Following list gives you information of dogs that are good with cats:

1.Bichon Frisé

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This breed of dogs is known for his happy-go-lucky personality. These dogs seem to love everything and everyone, so a cat should not be a problem for these dogs. They are also apartment friendly. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin Spain, Belgium
Size Small 8-15 lb
Life Span 12 to 15 Years
Trainability Very Easy To Train
Energy Level Low Energy
Grooming Everyday Professional Grooming May Be Required
Protective Ability Good Watchdog
Space Requirements Apartment Ok

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2. Pug :

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Pugs are adaptable little dogs that are really up for anything. As long as these dogs are getting attention, they do not mind sharing their home with the cats. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin China
Height/ Weight 25 – 28 cm/ 6 – 8 kg
Life Span 12 -15 years
Trainability Easy To Train
Energy Level High Energy
Grooming Rarely
Protective Ability Fairly Laid Back
Space Requirements Apartment Ok

3. Golden Retriever

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The Golden is an all-around dog that gets along with everything. This breed of dogs should be fine with any cat you have in home. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin Scotland
Size X-Large 55-90 lb
Life Span 10 to 12 Years
Trainability Very Easy To Train
Energy Level Medium Energy
Grooming A Couple Times a Week
Protective Ability Fairly Laid Back
Space Requirements Apartment Ok

4. Basset Hound : This dog breed always very gentle  with other dogs and cats.

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Basset Hounds have reputation for being lazy dogs. Most of these dogs get along just fine with a cat roommate. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin France
Size Large 35-55 lb; X-Large 55-90 lb
Life Span 10 to 12 Years
Trainability Professional trainer may be required
Energy Level High Energy
Grooming Rarely
Protective Ability Fairly Laid Back
Space Requirements Apartment Ok

5. Newfoundland : Newfoundland  breed is know for his delicacy and serenity

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Newfoundland is also known as gentle giant and he does great with all kinds of animals. Bred to protect livestock, these dogs do not have any issues with cats and they also love to play different games with cats. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin Canada
Size XX-Large 90-120 lb+
Life Span 10 to 12 Years
Trainability Moderate Effort Required
Energy Level Low Energy
Grooming Everyday
Protective Ability Good Watchdog
Space Requirements House with Yard

6. Labrador Retriever :

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Like Golden Retriever, the Labs make a good all-around pet and are usually fine with the cats. As long as, these dogs do not think they need to retrieve the cat for you (most cats would not like a ride in the mouth of dog, no matter how “soft” his bite is), they should get along great. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin Canada, England
Size X-Large 55-90 lb
Life Span 10 to 12 Years
Trainability Very Easy To Train
Energy Level High Energy
Grooming A Couple Times a Week
Protective Ability Good Watchdog
Space Requirements House with Yard

7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is described by the AKC (American Kennel Club) as a “trustworthy companion of kids and thrives as part of a family”. These dogs are the ultimate house pet and get along fine with the cats for the most part. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin England
Size Small 8-15 lb; Medium 15-35 lb
Life Span 10 to 12 Years
Trainability Very Easy To Train
Energy Level Medium Energy
Grooming A Couple Times a Week
Protective Ability Fairly Laid Back
Space Requirements Apartment Ok

8. Papillion

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Also known as “butterfly” dog, this breed of dogs was bred as a noblewomen’s lap pet. These are happy dog breeds and adapt quickly to any living environment, including one with the cats. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin France, Spain, Belgium
Size X-Small 4-8 lb; Small 8-15 lb
Life Span 12 to 15 Years
Trainability Very Easy To Train
Energy Level High Energy
Grooming A Couple Times a Week
Protective Ability Good Watchdog
Space Requirements Apartment Ok

9. Maltese

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These dogs are known for a gentle, mild temperament, making them a great family dog for a multi-species household. You have to make sure that your cat does not pick on them. These dogs are also counted among longest living dogs. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin Italy
Size XX-Small Under 4 lb; X-Small 4-8 lb
Life Span 12 to 15 Years
Trainability Very Easy To Train
Energy Level High Energy
Grooming Professional Grooming May Be Required
Protective Ability Good Watchdog
Space Requirements Apartment Ok

10.Boxer

Boxers are lively and playful and they do well with the cats, as long as cat does not mind dog that wants to play. If your cat wants your dog to ignore him, then the boxer is probably not a good choice. But if your cat enjoys getting in on the action, the two can become very good friends. Some other important information about this breed is as follows:

Country of Origin Germany
Size X-Large 55-90 lb
Life Span 10 to 12 Years
Trainability Very Easy To Train
Energy Level High Energy
Grooming Brushing Once a Week or Less
Protective Ability Good Watchdog
Space Requirements House with Yard

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Swati takes pride of being a dog lover. Her current passions include blogging, writing and collecting dog pictures of various breeds. She is an active member of stray dog care society.

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