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8 Dog Breeds That Act Like Cats

Elegant Afghan Hounds like seclusion. They're sweet yet dislike instructions. These dogs can jump over low fences and gates like cats. Prepare your yard and home. Afghan Hounds are hypoallergenic and need frequent brushing.

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Afghan Hound

American Hairless Terrier

These friendly dogs might have short, lustrous coats or be bald. (that barely shed). American Hairless Terriers are playful but love to nap. To get their daily exercise, take them for a few walks and apply dog-safe sunscreen

Basenjis are self-assured. They're alert like cats and will drop everything to chase prey. (like cats). Basenjis have short coats and never bark. Catlike again? Training impatience. However, early agility or coursing training will make your dog happy.


This dog breed will always find new ways to defy you. Basset Hounds are lazy until they smell something they want to find. Bassets love children and other animals.

Basset Hound

Northumberland-born Bedlington Terriers are unusual. These faithful, non-shedding dogs make great roommates. They may not be affectionate. After running about the yard, they'll happily cuddle with you for a relaxing night in.

Bedlington Terrier

Looking for a lap dog with apartment-friendly exercise? Chihuahua! These tiny pups are obstinate and big-hearted. Early training sets rules. Accept demands. (including taking your Chihuahua wherever she wants to go since she easily fits into your purse).


Afghan Hounds, fluffy dogs, need space. Chows are enigmas. They love and defend their owner. However, their seriousness and aloofness make them unsuitable for houses with children or other petsDon't overwhelm them with new individuals. They'll overwatch. 

Chow Chow

French Bulldogs are adaptable and affectionate, unlike Chow Chows. Their calm nature makes them perfect apartment pets. Home exercise is usually plenty. Frenchies are game for anything—park time, friends, or a night in.

 French Bulldog