Cat-Friendly Dogs: 9 Species

Beagles use their sense of smell to hunt. These canines hunted in groups with hunters on foot or horseback, thus they had to be social. Friendly beagles. Dogs consider cats as pack members and live harmoniously with them.


The basset hound sniffs. Friendly basset hounds are pack dogs. Basset hounds are slow-moving, with short legs and large, massive bodies, so they won't frighten or intimidate cats. Loyal, patient, low-key dogs.

Basset Hound

The Cavalier King Charles spaniel is a toy dog. They are faithful lap dogs and amiable friends. The Cavalier is a doll. This breed gets along with everyone and everything, even cats. They are adaptive and compassionate.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Collies are mellower than other herding breeds and may resist the desire to herd when it's inappropriate, such chasing the family cat. Collies are kind with children and other pets.


 It even behaves politely with cats. Those who own a golden retriever will attest to their friendly, versatile, and sociable nature. Most golden retrievers can get along with cats since they are highly trainable and friendly.

Golden Retriever

Standard, miniature, and toy poodles exist. All three can be trained to behave among cats, although miniature and toy dogs are less threatening. Toy poodles are around the size of many cats and often play with them.


The Maltese weighs less than seven pounds, so many cats are comfortable around it. This toy breed is gentle and kind. A Maltese is usually content to lie on the couch and ignore cat antics.


Newfoundlands are gentle giants. Newfies are calm, patient, and family-protective. They're good with kids and cats. This large breed is calm and low-energy, so its size shouldn't scare a cat.


Pomeranians are lively toy dogs. They're smaller than typical cats at 3-7 pounds. These fluffy canines rarely threaten cats. They're amiable, moderately active canines who get along well with cats.


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