Top 24 dogs who hate being left alone

Dogs love the company of others, and while some dogs can tolerate being left alone, 24 dog types in particular don’t like solitude, and they can act out in a variety of ways, including destructive behavior like chewing the furniture. Twenty-four dogs in the Dog Breed Center received a one-star (“Very poorly”) rank for “Tolerates being alone” under the Adaptability Breed Characteristic. Of course, there always exceptions for the dog types listed below (listed in alphabetical order):

1. Affenpinscher

“I’m all ready to go with you…I am going with you, right? Right!?”

2. American Pit Bull Terrier

3. Bichon Frise

4. Border Collie

5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

6. Chihuahua

7. Chinese Crested

8. Coton de Tulear

9. English Toy Spaniel

10. French Bulldog

11. Havanese

12. Italian Greyhound

13. Japanese Chin

14. Lowchen

15. Maltese

16. Papillon

17. Pomeranian

18. Poodle

19. Pug

20. Pyrenean Shepherd

21. Tibetan Spaniel

22. Toy Fox Terrier

23. Xoloitzuintli

24. Yorkshire Terrier

Does your dog like being left alone? Tell us about it in the Comments section!

These lists are created in hopes of encouraging potential adopters to consider a range of breeds and breed mixes when adopting. Our goal is to generate awareness of the many types of smart dogs, friendly dogs, and others, and to encourage people to look beyond the types they’ve always known. Each dog is an individual and should be evaluated as such.