Everyone knows that dogs and cats aren’t natural friends, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get along. When pairing these pets in a household, it’s a good idea to consider several factors on the canine side.
Almost any breed of dog can play well around a cat with the proper training, especially if the two animals meet when the dog is a puppy. Essentially, Fido just needs to learn to leave Mittens alone, which is much easier said than done. Beyond that, there are definitely dog breed groups that get along better with felines, but the rules are hardly steadfast.
In general, the Toy and Sporting breed groups will be best around cats. Both of these breed groups, according to the American Kennel Club, are friendly and sociable, which is the perfect demeanor for domestic bliss. Terriers, hounds and herding breeds tend to be worse housemates with cats, based on their general hunting and chasing instincts. With all this in mind, here are 35 dog breeds from every major group that will live well with a cat (or five).