Cat Breeds That Get Along Well with Dogs (Gallery)

American Shorthair Cat
American Shorthair Cat, Heikki Siltala, catza.net

Animal Planet gives the following cat breeds top marks (8 out of 10) for their ability to get along with dogs and other pets:

ragdoll cat
Ragdoll Cat, Heikki Siltala, Catza.net

Breeds that received a mid-range ranking of 5 out of 10 included:

    • Abyssinian
    • Balinese
    • Burmese
    • Colourpoint Shorthair
    • Devon Rex
    • Egyptian Mau
    • Javanese
    • Korat
    • Oriental
    • Russian Blue
    • Siamese
    • Singapura
    • Somali

The lowest-ranked breeds were the Cornish Rex (4 out of 10) and the Bengal (3 out of 10). Of course, any cat introduced to friendly, gentle dogs as a kitten is likely to get along with dogs, and there are always individuals that are atypical for their breed.

For more cat breed articles, visit the main Cat Breeds page. For a full list of cat articles, see the main Cats page.

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