What dog breeds tend to get along with cats?

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Whether or not a dog gets along well with a cat depends entirely on his past experiences with felines. Almost any breed of dog can get along well with cats if exposed at a young age. However, there are a few breeds that typically do best with cats.

The boxer can be trained to get along well with cats if they’re socialized with them from a very young age. Boxers make wonderful family pets, as they get along well with children and other pets already living in the home.

The Bichon Frise is another cat-friendly breed. Bichons make excellent family pets, and actually prefer to live in a multi-pet house. A Bichon does not like to be left alone at home for any extended amount of time. Due to this fact, they generally do not mind having a cat as companions.

Labrador retrievers love everyone and everything, including felines. It doesn’t matter if it has claws and purrs, it’s in the lab’s nature to dote on other animals.

The cocker spaniel is also known to get along well with cats. The cocker is cheerful, gentle and sweet by nature. They make great family pets and get along well with children, cats and other dogs.

Most mixed breed dogs do well with cats too. Any dog can get along with a cat as long as they are trained properly. Fortunately, most of the necessary training is done by the cat, with a mere swat of her paw.

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