Dog Breeds' Tolerance Of Being Alone

Some breeds bond very closely with their family and are more prone to worry or even panic when left alone by their owner. An anxious dog can be very destructive, barking, whining, chewing, and otherwise causing mayhem. These breeds do best when a family member is home during the day or if you can take the dog to work.

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Poorly Suited To Be Home Alone

  • Yorkshire Terrier

    Yorkshire Terrier

  • Papillon


  • Toy Fox Terrier

    Toy Fox Terrier

  • Tibetan Spaniel

    Tibetan Spaniel

  • Pomeranian


  • Pug


  • Poodle


  • Pyrenean Shepherd

    Pyrenean Shepherd

  • Xoloitzcuintli


Tolerate Being Alone

  • Miniature Schnauzer

    Miniature Schnauzer

  • Norfolk Terrier

    Norfolk Terrier

  • Sussex Spaniel

    Sussex Spaniel

  • Shiba Inu

    Shiba Inu

  • Pharaoh Hound

    Pharaoh Hound

  • Plott


  • Peekapoo


  • Norwegian Buhund

    Norwegian Buhund

  • Tibetan Mastiff

    Tibetan Mastiff