a Dog that can adapt to being left alone for short periods.
dog breeds bond very closely with their owners and can worry or
even panic when left alone by their owner making them anxious
and they can become destructive, barking, whining, chewing, and
If you want a dog, you must consider how much time at
home he will be the alone. Look at breeds that are best able to
handle being home alone and they still feel happy. Make sure your
pet always has access to water, and do not leave your dog alone
for more than eight hours, this will put a strain on its bladder.
Breeds happy left alone:-
suggestions for Dog Types that are happy to be left alone.
Good natured small dogs that make excellent pets . Very
attractive and distinctive with a predominately white coat
and a pocket-sized appeal, they do not need particularly
long walks and are just happy in big houses or small flats
Good with children and other pets they make excellent gentle
and loving companions.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
A generally playful dog that likes human company, but are
sometimes reserved with strangers. Affectionate and devoted
to owners and children, good with other pets and friendly
towards unfamiliar dogs, thrives on human contact and will
love being part of your family. They
are happy in big houses or small flats and are intelligent
and easy to train and happy
to be left alone at home.
Medium sized dog that is friendly, energetic and keen to
please. Good with children and other dogs the Cocker Spaniel
makes an ideal family pet. Has lots of energy and can be
trained with patience
Loyal, affectionate, calm dogs with a wonderful even temper.
Loves human company and belonging to a family, despite appearances
loves to relax at home.after walks. Loves children and are
generally very affectionate.
Exhuberant, outgoing dogs that can sometimes be stubborn
and independent. Moderately easy to train (but easy to housetrain).
Likes to be part of the family and if exercised properly
will be quiet if left at home, Generally make good guard
dog possibly due to appearance rather than aggression..
Small affectionate little dogs with long silky coats and
a shortened pug like face. They are affectionate but have
independent personalities. Pekingese usually get along well
with other dogs and people, but may be wary of strangers.
They need regular grooming but require little exercise and
can easily be left on their own for long periods.
A small dog that is sociable, homely,
companionable and friendly , their playful and clownish
nature makes them ideal family pets.
Not overly intelligent which means patience is required
when training..Has a low exercise requirement but can be
high-energy dogs that love to cuddle. Can shed quite a bit
which mighy require regular grooming.
Active, friendly, alert little dogs with an independent
nature.Affectionate and devoted to their owners, good with
children and other animals They live for human companionship;
and have a have a sweet, gentle disposition and are not
averse to being left on their own for periods.Their long
coats can require high-maintenance grooming, or they can
be trimmed in a "puppy cut" which requires less
A sleek, handsome and very fast sight hound which makes
an excellent family pet. Gentle, affectionate, friendly,
and easy-going, very good with children but although they
can be difficult to control on walks
they do not mind being left alone at home.
are some basic areas that anyone, whatever their lifestyle requirements,
should consider before making the choice of what type of dog
would be most suitable.
These start with details about your
lifestyle:- (Previous dog owners will probably have assessed
these points already but their lifestyle and requirements may
to Choosing a Pet Dog
contains a further, broader, range of information that you should
consider before choosing any new pet dog.
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For Your Lifestyle.
Breeds that will best suit your
needs (little or lots of exercise, little grooming, elderly
owners, easily trained, suitable
in flats etc.)