8 Dog Breeds With Low Separation Anxiety

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By Tena Burdge March 20, 2024, 10:55 AM

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1. Basset Hound

Basset Hounds are known for their laid-back demeanor and independence. While they enjoy spending time with their families, they typically do not experience severe separation anxiety when left alone for moderate periods.

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2. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Despite their affectionate nature, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels tend to adapt well to being left alone for short to moderate periods. With proper training and socialization, they can handle separations relatively well.

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3. Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are adaptable and social dogs that often bond closely with their families. While they enjoy companionship, they can tolerate being left alone for reasonable periods without experiencing severe anxiety.

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4. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frises are known for their friendly and sociable personalities, but with proper training and gradual acclimation, they can learn to tolerate being left alone for moderate periods without developing severe separation anxiety.

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5. Greyhound

Greyhounds are generally independent and low-maintenance dogs that can adapt well to a variety of living situations. While they enjoy spending time with their owners, they typically do not experience extreme separation anxiety when left alone.

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6. Basenji

Basenjis are known for their independence and self-reliance. While they form strong bonds with their families, they can handle being left alone for reasonable periods without experiencing significant distress.

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7. Chow Chow

Chow Chows are independent and aloof by nature, which can make them less prone to separation anxiety compared to some other breeds. With proper training and socialization, they can tolerate being left alone for moderate periods.

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8. Whippet

Whippets are generally calm and easygoing dogs that can adapt well to being left alone for moderate periods. With proper mental and physical stimulation, they are less likely to develop severe separation anxiety.

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