12 of the most cat-friendly dog breeds, according to experts and owners

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Cat owners who want to bring a dog into their home ― or dog owners looking to adopt a cat ― need to be strategic, since not all of our furry friends play well with others.

To compile a list of the most cat-friendly dog breeds, INSIDER consulted sources such as the American Kennel Club, PetHelpful, and Vetstreet, as well as pet forums on Quora.

Keep reading to learn about 12 dogs that get along well with cats, from beagles to bichon frisés.

Beagles are friendly, with an easy-going disposition.

According to the American Kennel Club, beagles are a natural choice for cat owners because they’re friendly and have an easy-going disposition.

Bred to hunt in packs, these scenthounds play well with others. PetHelpful reports that beagles might chase cats outdoors, but will cohabitate peacefully (and even snuggle) inside.

Golden retrievers are playful, yet adaptable.

Golden retrievers are known to be playful but they’re also adaptable, according to the AKC. This means that they’re good with cats of varying ages and sizes.

In fact, a Quora user notes how his golden retriever and his cat were inseparable, writing that they „slept together, followed each other around, and groomed each other.“

Cavalier King Charles spaniels are small and affectionate.

The Cavalier King Charles spaniel (a type of English toy spaniel) is a small, affectionate breed that gets along with humans and felines alike. Cavaliers, which range in size from 13 to 18 pounds, have „a penchant for smaller creatures,“ according to Animal Planet.

But as a Quora user observes, the relationship between a Cavalier and a cat might be dependent „on how the two are introduced and how positive or negative actions between them are reinforced daily.“

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