Dog breeds that are most compatible with each other
If you are planning on getting a new companion for your canine pal, it is essential to consider the compatibility between them. Some dogs have the tendency to mesh well with other breeds; whereas some can be outright dangerous for your new furry friend.
Dogs that get along well with each other will create a happy and safe environment free from dominance, jealousy, competition, and conflict. Therefore, before you rush into welcoming another dog into your house, you should definitely read this article to know which dog is potential to be your current dog’s best friend!
Finding a perfect match for your dog’s breed!
As mentioned earlier, one of the most crucial factors while considering compatibility between dogs is the compatibility between their breeds. The compatibility of dogs depends on many factors—like age, gender, breed, health, size, personality, etc. Some aggressive breeds have this natural instinct to see the new-comers as their competitors, whereas others may show predatory behavior towards them, and you do not want this kind of mismatch between your canine companions, correct? Therefore, we have tried to list the most compatible dog breeds as given below:
If you have a lab, you must be aware that you have the friendliest dog breed. These dogs are so gentle and warm with other dog breeds that they are nearly compatible with almost all other dog breeds!
French Bull Dog:
Given the awkward and loutish nature of Frenchies, they may not get along well with aggressive or herding dog breeds. Although, they can do very well with many breeds like Labrador, Boxer, Hound dogs, or another Frenchie-pal!
Besides being watch-dogs, Yorkies have a feisty and domineering personality. Hence, they can be a perfect match for docile tempered dog breeds like a Great Dane, Mastiff, or Border collie who are known for their obedience.
Although German shepherds are one of the most aggressive dogs, they are very friendly with other dog breeds. However, they get over-excited every now and then, so to avoid hyperactivity and over excitement, it is best to pair them with a Labrador, Golden Retriever, or Border Collie.
Rotties are extremely smart, energetic, and working breeds. Therefore, gentle, mellow, and happy-go-lucky kinda dogs like Golden Retriever, Beagle, Labrador, or Australian Shepherd can never go wrong with these smarties!
Given their large size and friendly nature, huskies can do well with other large or medium sized breeds like Great Dane, Malinois, German Shephard, etc.
Just like labs, beagles are very friendly dog breeds and are known for their playful & fun-loving nature. Plus being medium-sized dogs, they can be a great company for nearly all dogs; be it small, medium, or large breeds!
Dachshunds generally pair well with smaller dogs rather than bigger ones. Breeds with docile temperaments like Maltese, Pug, and Terriers can be match best for a Dachshund.
Quite popular for their laid-back and carefree nature, bulldogs can match well with breeds like a Doberman, Boxer, or Labrador who might encourage them to be quite active rather than curling up on the couch all day!
What else to consider while finding a perfect buddy for your paw-buddy?
Even the friendliest dogs can be dangerous if there’s a remarkable size difference between them. A large sized heavy dog can accidentally hurt a toy breed like pug or Chihuahua while playing. Therefore, do a lot of homework on breeds if you have made your mind to get your paw buddy a new playmate. A professional dog expert can also guide you in the right direction regarding the most appropriate dog breed for your current dog.
As per the general rule, it is best to choose a new dog that is younger than, and of the opposite gender of your current dog. This means if you have a male dog, it’ll be ideal to introduce it to a female dog. Doing so will assure your male dog that his superiority isn’t challenged. Choosing another male for your male dog isn’t a bad idea too. However, another female for a female dog is a big no-no as this combination is trouble looking for a place to happen!