Dog Friendly Dog Breeds

Friendliness toward dogs and friendliness toward humans are two completely different things. Some dogs may attack or try to dominate other dogs even if they're love-bugs with people; others would rather play than fight; and some will turn tail and run. Breed isn't the only factor; dogs who lived with their littermates and mother until at least 6 to 8 weeks of age, and who spent lots of time playing with other dogs during puppyhood, are more likely to have good canine social skills.

See all Dog Breed Characteristics and Traits

Dog Friendly

  • Irish Setter

    Irish Setter

  • Labradoodle


  • Labrador Retriever

    Labrador Retriever

  • Norfolk Terrier

    Norfolk Terrier

  • Norwich Terrier

    Norwich Terrier

  • Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

    Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

  • Puggle


  • Small Munsterlander Pointer

    Small Munsterlander Pointer

  • Sussex Spaniel

    Sussex Spaniel

Often, Not So Dog Friendly

  • Cane Corso

    Cane Corso

  • Dogue de Bordeaux

    Dogue de Bordeaux

  • Neapolitan Mastiff

    Neapolitan Mastiff

  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    Staffordshire Bull Terrier

  • Black Russian Terrier

    Black Russian Terrier

  • Chinese Shar-Pei

    Chinese Shar-Pei

  • Catahoula Leopard Dog

    Catahoula Leopard Dog

  • Chow Chow

    Chow Chow

  • Xoloitzcuintli