Many cat-owning animal lovers who are interested in adopting a particular breed of dog might be in for a surprise when they research the characteristics of the breed. For example, did you know that rescued greyhounds need to be “cat-tested” before they can be adopted out to a home with cats? Certain dogs are “prey-driven” which means that the sight of a small animal like a cat or rabbit could trigger the hunting instinct. Sight hounds like greyhounds fall into this category.
Of course, every dog is an individual, and the Internet is full of adorable pictures of cats and greyhounds snuggling together on the couch. Some of these pups may even be scared of cats. The bottom line for anyone thinking about adding a new pet to the household is to get as much information as possible about the animal’s background, and then making slow, careful introductions to the current pets in the home.
Are there any dog breeds that can be characterized as cat-friendly? Given that every animal has its own personality, there are some breeds that experts identify as being cat-friendly. The website Vetstreet has compiled a list of the most cat-friendly dog breeds. It’s no coincidence that many of these pups have a great reputation for being the nice guys of the dog world!
The top 10 cat-friendly dog breeds are:
1. Golden Retriever
2. Labrador Retriever
4. Basset Hound
5. Border Collie
7. Cocker Spaniel
9. German Shepherd
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