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9 Dog Breeds That Get Along Purr-fectly with Cats

PureWow Logo By letters@purewow.com (Sarah Ashley) of PureWow | Slide 1 of 9: Golden retrievers are kind of a no-brainer entry for this list. They are easy to train, incredibly friendly and know when it’s time to chill. Goldens are an example of a breed that gets along well with kids and other pets (psst: just because a dog is kid-friendly, doesn’t mean it’ll be cat-friendly). As a rule of thumb, introduce your cat to any new dog before the pup is four months old. Learning to cohabitate as a puppy makes both parties more comfortable around each other. Plus, seeing the kitty as a litter mate typically leads to super-cute, protective-big-sibling behavior from the Golden once it’s older.

Golden Retriever

Golden retrievers are kind of a no-brainer entry for this list. They are easy to train, incredibly friendly and know when it’s time to chill. Goldens are an example of a breed that gets along well with kids and other pets (psst: just because a dog is kid-friendly, doesn’t mean it’ll be cat-friendly). As a rule of thumb, introduce your cat to any new dog before the pup is four months old. Learning to cohabitate as a puppy makes both parties more comfortable around each other. Plus, seeing the kitty as a litter mate typically leads to super-cute, protective-big-sibling behavior from the golden once it’s older.

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