Seven Dogs That Get Along With Cats

Aside from their penchant for howling—ahem, melodious merrymaking—the Basset hound, with its long, floppy ears, is about as mellow as you can get.

Basset Hound

Beagles were bred to hunt in packs, so they're already open to sharing their space with other animals and people.


Built low to the ground with a body like a tank, the bulldog appears as a four-legged bully. Well, maybe to other dogs. They generally don't make fast friends with other dogs, but cats and other pets are more welcome.


"Cavs" are likely one of the most beloved toy dog breeds. They have huge hearts of gold and bestow love on everyone they meet, which is why they make great emotional support dogs.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

We know what you're thinking—how did a member of the herding group make it onto a list of dogs that get along with cats? Collies are one of those exceptions


This gorgeous red, feathery coated dog has more going for it than just its gorgeous fur: It can also peacefully co-exist with a cat.

Irish Setter

Even people who aren't familiar with dog breeds know the golden retriever has to be one of the best dog breeds for cats because they are so sweet, friendly and hopelessly devoted to their family—including cats.

Golden Retriever

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