Most dogs get on well with cats as long as they have been raised with them from an early age. Here you will find a list of dog breeds that are known to be particularly friendly with cats. However, please remember that getting one of these breeds doesn't guarantee peaceful co-living. Proper introduction as well as right upbringing are extremely important. There are also certain breeds that do not generally do well with cats. These breeds include Greyhounds, Pit Bulls, and Jack Russel Terriers.

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American Cocker Spaniel

Origin: United States
Colors: Black and other solid colours, black-and-tan, parti-colour
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Extensive
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Likes to bark

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Beagle

Origin: England
Colors: Tri-color, red and white, orange and white, lemon and white
Size: Small
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Very little
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Likes to bark


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Bloodhound

Origin: England / France
Colors: Black and tan, liver and tan, and red
Size: Large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: A lot of exercise needed
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Can be slightly dog-aggressive
Dominance: Low
Noise: Likes to bay



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Chinese Crested

Origin: Unknown
Colors:
Any
Size: Small
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Very little (Hairless) to regular (Powderpuff)
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker


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English Cocker Spaniel

Origin: England
Colors:
Solid black, liver, red, parti-colour combinations
Size: Medium
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog-aggressive
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker


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English Springer Spaniel

Origin: England
Colors: Liver-and-white, black-and-white (with or without tan markings), blue or liver roan
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Average barker


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Field Spaniel

Origin: England
Colors: Black, liver, golden liver
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog-aggressive
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker


Photo by Andrew Morrell

Golden Retriever

Origin: Scotland
Colors: Shades of golden
Size: Large
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Regular
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Average barker


Photo by Liz West

Labrador Retriever

Origin: Canada
Colors:
Solid black, yellow, chocolate
Size: Large
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Regular
Grooming:
Little
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Not dog-aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Average barker


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Newfoundland

Origin: Canada / England
Colors:
Black, brown, grey, landseer (white with black)
Size: Extra large
Type of Owner:
Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Slightly difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Likes to bark


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Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Origin: Canada (Nova Scotia)
Colors: Shades of red
Size: Medium
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Vigorous
Grooming: Regular
Trainability: Easy to train
Combativeness: Not generally dog aggressive
Dominance: Moderate
Noise: Average barker


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Old English Sheepdog

Origin: England
Colors: Blue, grey, blue grey, blue merle, often with white markings
Size: Large
Type of Owner: Experienced
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Daily
Trainability: Somewhat difficult to train
Combativeness: Friendly with other dogs
Dominance: Low
Noise: Average barker


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Samoyed

Origin: Northwest Russia
Colors: White, cream, buscuit
Size: Large
Type of Owner: Novice
Exercise: Moderate
Grooming: Extensive
Trainability: A bit difficult to train
Combativeness: Can be slightly dog-aggressive
Noise: Likes to bark



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