If you’re looking to expand your furry family, it’s important to know which dog breeds get along with other dogs. You don’t want to invite a new pup into your home only to find he doesn’t play nice with your current fur babies.
Read on to learn the dog breeds that best get along with other dogs.
1. Basset hound
Basset hounds are very low-key, sweet dogs. They’re more or less happy with whatever’s going on. Because their nature is so relaxed, they tend to do well with other dogs. They only bark when necessary and won’t bark just for the sake of barking at another dog on the street.
Next: One of the rarest breeds in the world
Barbets are a bit of a rare breed — there are only about 40 of them in the US and about 600 in the world. They’re described as smart and joyful. Dog Time also rates them high for being “dog-friendly.”
Next: A perfect family dog
Goldendoodles make great family dogs for lots of reasons, but especially because they get along so well with children and other pets (dogs included). Goldendoodles are sweet and playful and make a great addition to any home with another dog.
Next: A dog that actually prefers living with other dogs
4. English foxhound
English foxhounds are pack dogs, so they actually do better when they’re around other dogs. In fact, they can even become bored and destructive when they’re the only dog in a home. If you do have just one English foxhound at home, make sure to socialize him often and make sure he gets a good amount of exercise and playtime.
Next: An energetic sporting dog
5. Cocker spaniel
Cocker spaniels are energetic sporting dogs. They love to play with their humans and other dogs alike. They’re one of the most popular dog breeds, according to the American Kennel Club. And their popularity isn’t a surprise when you consider their happy, smart, and gentle demeanors. Their personalities make them well-suited to life with other pets.
Next: This fun-loving pup gets along with other pets.
Maltipoos are a mix of the Maltese and Poodle. They’re known for their fun-loving and affectionate personalities. They’re also playful, charming, and adaptable. Maltipoos do well in big homes, small homes, homes with big families, and single homes. Additionally, they do well with other dogs (as well as other pets).
Next: A smart cooking who loves playing with kids and other dogs
This breed makes a great companion dog. They love to be around their families, and they’re good with kids as well as other dogs. Their typical behavior is comical, curious, intelligent, and devoted.
Next: An especially versatile breed
Known for their intelligence, loyalty, and affection, Peekapoos are another versatile breed that does well with families, children, singles, seniors, apartments, and houses with or without yards. Especially when socialized from a young age, Peekapoos make great playmates for other dogs.
Next: A gentle giant
9. St. Bernard
Though St. Bernards are big, they’re very sweet, gentle dogs. They were originally bred to locate and help lost or injured travelers. Today, they love being around their families. They’re good around children and other dogs (especially when socialized from an early age).
Next: Another big, good boy
10. Great Dane
Great Danes are another breed that may look intimidating because of their daunting size. But just like St. Bernards, they’re gentle giants. They’re sweet, affectionate pets. They also make great family pets and get along with other dogs, animals and humans alike.
Next: A pup who needs a lot of love
Vizslas are one of the most loving dog breeds you can get. They were originally bred as pointers and retrievers, but today they make excellent family dogs — they love to be loved. Their sweet nature gets along with other dogs as well as cats, especially if they were raised with them. However, Dog Time advises against putting them in a home with smaller pets such as rabbits, gerbils, guinea pigs, or birds.
Next: A true athlete
Whippets are known for their lean, athletic bodies (they’re capable of running up to 35 miles per hour). Their personalities are calm, affectionate, and playful, usually making them great companions for other dogs.
The AKC says they have no problem getting along with other dogs, so long as their energy levels are complimentary. Whippers have spurts of energetic moments followed by long, lazy afternoons. Their best playmates enjoy a similar routine.
Next: A mischievous pup in search of the perfect partner in crime
Pugs have comedic personalities. They’re silly, playful, and a bit mischievous. They also love to be accompanied by a good partner in crime. Especially when you train and socialize them from a young age, pugs can get along very well with both other dogs and children.
Next: A reliable hunting dog
Pointers are hard-working hunting dogs. They’re fit, courageous, and agile. Because these are very active, hard-driving gun dogs, pointers crave intense exercise. A good way keep your pointer active is with another dog. Luckily, pointers get along well with other dogs and enjoy having another serious playmate.
Next: A delightful French clown
15. Coton de Tulear
Coton de Tulears (or cotons for short) have funny, clownish personalities. They’re smart and they have a lot of love to give. They enjoy just following their family members around the house and taking part in whatever they’re doing. Cotons also get along great with other dogs.
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