Top 5 Dog Breeds That Are Great With Cats

October 20, 2017

Dog Breeds

Expression “fighting like cats and dogs” exists for a reason, but this scenario doesn’t always have to be the case. No family is strictly a dog-family or strictly cat-oriented, and no family should be. This dog–cat equilibrium is hard to achieve, but once you get there you will realize it is the best thing that can happen to a pet loving union.

This is why we decided to give you a list of dog breeds that are good with cats and prove there ARE pooches out there willing to share their good life with a good cat.

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5. Maltese

Maltese is probably the smallest dog breed on our list of dogs that get along with the feline department of pets, and it is perhaps their size that makes this unlikely companionship work.

On the other hand, the Maltese breed is famous for being a slacker who often likes to simply lie around on the couch and ignore all the action happening in the house, including all the shenanigans the cat is probably making.

Sometimes lethargy can be a good thing.

4. Bichon Frisé


Bichon is a lively, happy and quite social dog breed that sees a cat as just another small playmate. They get a long perfectly with playful cats, while with very laid-back cats, you will probably need to supervise their interactions closely.

The thing is that the bichon can sometimes be even too happy, and if the lazy and uninterested cat wants to be left alone, there may be some awkward situations.

3. Boxer

Dog Breeds

Although boxers are much bigger than most cats, and it sometimes might seem like the dog can hurt the cat during their cuddling and wrestling sessions, they will never deliberately hurt a feline. This is why, since boxers are strong and lively, they will need a tough cat to be their worthy play-time adversary.

2. Golden Retriever

Dog Breeds

This breed is definitely one of the best family dogs! They get along with kids perfectly, while they are also very much tolerant around most other pets in the household, especially cats.

They enjoy playing with cats of all shapes, sizes and ages. The golden retriever will never hurt a cat as it will simply consider it part of his family. It is recommended though, that they are introduced to each other while the pooch is still a puppy.

1. Beagle


Although this small scent-hound and a little rascal was originally bred to be a hunter (yes, I’m laughing too), beagles are extremely good-natured and friendly with cats. They like to jump around with them and chase them in the yard, while they will also treat the cat gently inside the household.

There will be a lot of snuggling, trust me.


What do you think is the best dog breed to get along with cats? Feel free to mention it in the comments!

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