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You’ve been thinking of introducing a dog to your family and feel that now is the right time to take the plunge and welcome a pooch into your home. Our Pet PR Team share a few of the best trending Google questions with answers to keep your tail wagging, including what dog breeds are good with cats. 


What Dogs Are Good With Cats?

Having a mixed pet household can result in either chaos or calm, depending on the breed, age, history and environment. Choosing the right dog breed is imperative if you want to don’t want fighting like cats and dogs in your home. Do your research into suitable breeds. Selecting a dog with a natural instinct to chase and hunt, such as a terrier type, wouldn’t be the best fit for a skittish and nervous cat. An older dog or a calm, laidback nature is better suited for this situation.

It is difficult to know how bringing a new dog home will work out in a household with cats. With training and patience, both can live in harmony. Choosing a rescue dog also has the benefit of requesting this as part of your criteria. A dog with previous living experience with cats is likely to be easier to work with than a boisterous excitable puppy. 


What Dogs Don’t Shed Hair?

Many breeds don’t shed hair, but it is essential to remember that they still require regular brushing and dog grooming visits. Bichon Friese and Poodles fall into the hypoallergenic category of breeds. Poodle crosses are becoming very popular, also thanks to this particular coat attribute. Most breeds, if regularly groomed and clipped out, have minimal hair shed. However, if you really hate the hoover, then avoiding breeds such as Chow Chow’s, Husky and Golden Retrievers, amongst others, is the way to go! 


Which Dogs Don’t Bark?

Some breeds are indeed more vocal than others. Breeds such as Yorkshire Terriers and Beagles are likely to bark more than Newfoundland and Bulldogs. It is important also to recognise why dogs bark. Separation anxiety and boredom can cause barking problems to develop. Often having the company of another pet, sharing the house with a cat, regular and varied exercise and mental stimulation can help curb barking issues.


Which Dogs Can Be Left Alone?

Your dog is part of a pack, your pack. When you leave your dog alone at home, he will miss you. Leaving a dog alone should only be done for a maximum of four hours. If you work all day, then you will have to arrange for daily dog sitting/dog walking to keep your dog entertained and fulfil his need for companionship. Some dog breeds cope better when left at home for short periods, and these breeds include Pugs, French Bulldogs and Chihuahuas. Of course, this depends on the age and personality of the dog. 


Which Dogs Need The Least Exercise?

All dogs need exercise—however, some less than others. Every dog should enjoy a minimum of half an hour a day dog walk, and some of the breeds who require the least exercise are Pugs, Cavalier Kings Charles Spaniel and English Bulldogs. Exercise should always relate to the age of the dog and also take into consideration any health issues. 


Will Dogs Come Down In Price?

The simple answer is that whilst there is demand for dogs, the prices will remain high.  If you are looking for a dog, why not consider adopting a rescue dog? A rescue dog will give back untold riches beyond any small contribution you will make to the charity and be a loyal companion for years to come. Playing games that your dog will love will help you develop a strong bond with an older dog.  It is easy to get carried away shopping for your perfect pup, but don’t discard the option of giving a home to a rescue dog. In our experience, it’s one of the best experiences you can have.

Read Our Doggie Blog For 7 Reasons Why You Should Think About Adopting A Rescue Dog