We love our fur families and like many pet owners we not only have room in our hearts we have room in our hearts for more animals. However, not all pets get along well together, especially our protective and attention seeking canines. Dogs have been a companion of humans for hundreds of centuries, and over time, have been developed for an assortment of jobs. Some dogs were bred for hunting, others were used as a means of transportation such as sledding, while even more were bred solely for companionship. With such diversity it is no surprise that many dogs have a wide array of personalities, just like humans. You can’t think that because we are all human that we could possibly get along with just any other person sharing our personal space, especially if our upbringing was completely different from one another. However, it is not impossible.
Dogs have an innate need for companionship and an internal instinct to be protected by and protect their pact. Most often times these pacts are their human families, though often they include other pets as well. When properly socialized, they will attempt to establish a good-natured relationship with almost any breed — or any species for that matter. Dogs are known to form bonds with other dogs, cats and a variety of other animals.
Before bringing home a new dog it is of utmost importance to make sure that they will get along well with your other pets. There are plenty of dogs out there that are highly adaptable to their distant relatives and just need a little warming up before they can call their new house a home, but never do it on a whim or you may do more harm than good. It is also important to keep in mind the size of pets. Even the friendliest of dogs can prove dangerous to smaller pets if they are large. A large dog may unknowingly play to rough with a smaller pet or could even sit on top of a smaller animal causing them to get seriously hurt.
Though there are dozens, some of the most common dogs that get along wonderfully with other dogs and pets, include the:
It is important to keep in mind that because a breed made this list, that that breed will get along with your other pet members of the family. Each dog is an individual, and their behavior is developed over time and can be largely affected through training and prior ownership and genetics. That is why it is always important to make an introduction before making a decision.
To find out more on many of the above listed breeds or to find out how you can add another member to your dog-friendly home, please visit premierpups.com and talk with one of our knowledgeable and caring puppy care team members today.