Choosing a Dog that can adapt to being left alone for short periods.
Many 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 otherwise misbehaving
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.

Dog Breeds happy left alone:-










Some suggestions for Dog Types that are happy to be left alone.

Dog Breed
 
Bichon Frise -
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.

Cocker Spaniel -
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

Greyhound
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
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Great Dane
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..

Pekingese -
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.

Pug -

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.

Shih-Tzu -
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

Whippet
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.
















There 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 have changed).

Our Guide 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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Dogs For Your Lifestyle.
Dog Breeds that will best suit your needs (little or lots of exercise, little grooming, elderly owners, easily trained, suitable in flats etc.)