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Best Dog Breeds for Cats

Cats and Dogs – the perfect cast for a sitcom. Just imagine Garfield and Odie with fewer pranks and more snuggles. And between cats and dogs, it looks like you’re about to choose both. Which in our opinion is the wisest choice among all the drama of cats vs dogs. Combine them both and you can have a powerhouse. Just like Tom & Jerry. (Nope, they are not enemies. Both are actually very fond of each other. However, to protect Jerry, as he is a rodent, Tom pretends to hate him and chases him in front of his owner)

But this can be a tough choice to make. Cats and dogs are usually considered as opposites. Aloof vs alert, friendly vs selective, energetic vs relaxed, people pleaser vs god-like attitude and much more. But these differences seem to disappear when you look at some breeds, in both cats and dogs. It looks like both are the same souls just in a different body.

Here are some amazing dog breeds that would not only not mind sharing the house with a feline buddy but would actually love their company – (1)

Golden Retriever

A golden retriever swims underwater creating bubbles.

One of the most popular dog breeds, not just in the US but the world, can be an amazing companion for your cat. They love their human companions and don’t mind extending the love towards other pets in the house as well. The only worry here can be that they are packed with energy and hence are very playful. This can be overwhelming for some cats. 

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

These cotton balls have a very happy-go-lucky nature. They are the extroverts of the canine world and don’t mind making new friends at all. If your cat is willing to play then you’ve found the best companion. Their small size also makes it less intimidating for the cat.

Basset Hound

Basset Hound

It won’t be a surprise if you come home one day and find your dog cuddling with the cat, if the dog is a Basset Hound. They are bred to be natural hunters but their prey drives are limited to food and not cats. Plus, they have sort of a laidback attitude which serves well for a cat.

Other great options that you can consider for your cat are – 

  • Shetland Sheepdog

  • Pug

  • Beagle

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

What Dog is the Most Friendly with Cats?

This award has to go to the all-time favorite – Golden Retriever. They are very adaptable to new pets, children and guests in the house. Not just that, they won’t even mind moving away for a while when the cat needs some alone time. 

What is the Most Friendly Cat Breed?

While we are trying to find the perfect dog for our cats, we must ask these feline buddies for their opinions too. Cats are known for being independent. However, you may be shocked to see some cat breeds that display dog-like behaviors. And these breeds wouldn’t mind another dog in the house. Most friendly cat breeds include – (2)



These cats are far away from being aloof. They will follow you almost everywhere you go. If you look back, you won’t find them. Because they’ll be sitting on your shoulder. There is a high chance that they will say ‘Hi’ to all your colleagues in your online meetings. Their energy can make some dogs feel difficult to keep up with. 


Ragdoll Cat

When the name itself is this cute, the cat has to live up to it and it does. They are recognized as one of the most friendly cats out there. These are what we were talking about earlier when we said dog-like breeds. They wouldn’t mind you teaching them fetch as well. 

Other friendly cat breeds you can look at are –

  • Persian

  • Burmese

  • Chartreux

What is the Least Aggressive Dog Breed?

Now the reason why the Golden Retriever gets the award for the most friendly breed is because it is also one of the least aggressive dogs out there. However, their long and shedding coat may be an issue for people with allergies. Here are some other options for you – (3)

  • Basset Hound

  • Beagle

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

What is the Safest Dog to Own?

We guess what you are looking for here is a dog that is the least aggressive, friendly, great with children, obedient, and one that is least prone to injury as well. We have to say that the Golden Retriever again checks all the boxes, but Labrador Retrievers can also be a great choice here. They are one of the most popular dogs in the US. They are gentle, loving and steady and are least likely to bite. (4)

Other breeds that you can consider here are – 

  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

  • Newfoundlands

  • French Bulldog

  • Boxer

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  1. 10 dog breeds that get along well with cats | Nylabone. (n.d.).

  2. Top 10 friendliest cat breeds. Is yours on the list? | Purina. (n.d.).

  3. School, D. T., & Chu, S. (n.d.). Top 20 least aggressive breeds.

  4. Joyner, L. (2022, September 24). 10 safe dog breeds that are least likely to bite, nip and snap. Country Living.

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