Dog Breeds that you can actually Travel with

Dog Breeds that you can actually Travel with

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Whether it is going on a road trip or flying to another country on vacation, you want to share the experience with your best friend. Dogs do not just make great companions at home, they are also wonderful to travel buddies. Unlike humans, they do not complain or make you change plans, which is why you should rather plan a trip with your canine buddy. Here are some dog breeds that make amazing travel partners.

  1. ChihuahuaThese dogs are travel size, no larger than a regular utility bag. Given their size, Chihuahuas do not take a lot of space, so all you will need is a small carrier. They also do not need large quantities of food, which gives you the freedom to travel light.
  2. BeagleThese adorable medium-sized dogs are a lot of fun to travel with. They are loyal and energetic, so you will not get bored during the trip. Beagles also have a great sense of direction and always shadow their owners, so you do not have to worry about your pet wandering off.
  3. Labrador RetrieverThese large, cuddly dogs love adventure as much as they love their humans. Although your Labrador cannot fit into a small carrier, they are still rearing to follow you anywhere. These dogs are obedient and loyal, so you never have to worry about your Labrador misbehaving during the trip.
  4. PomeranianThese fuzzy cuties are amazing travel companions because of their no-nonsense attitude. They are well-behaved as they are adorable. Pomeranians are small and non-fussy dogs, so you can take them anywhere.
  5. DachshundThese adorable wiener dogs make journeys a lot more interesting because they love exercise and adventure. Dachshunds are small and low-maintenance dogs, but they can sometimes get annoyed by children or strangers. It is best to keep this fellow inside his carrier during the journey.
  6. Poodle It is no secret that Poodles are high-maintenance dogs, but that does not mean they do not enjoy the adventure. These dogs come in different sizes, so make sure you have appropriate travel plans in place. Poodles are smart and obedient dogs, so you do not have to worry about a stressful trip with these canines.
  7. German ShepherdGerman Shepherds are one of the larger breeds of dogs out there, so you will not be able to squeeze one into a small carrier on a plane. These intelligent dogs are extremely loyal and hardworking. They are always eager to please, which makes them very easy to train. German Shepherds are not easily excitable, which means you can enjoy a peaceful trip.

Your dog loves you and would want to follow you everywhere you go. Why not share your wanderlust with your canine best friend and take him along on your next trip?!

The next section gives an overview of your traveling companion by classifying them into different sets.

What Are the Best Dogs to Travel With?

Globe trotters, train hoppers, world travelers, ramblersโ€”some of us just love to get up and go. But even with the excitement of travel and seeing new places, we can miss our pets, the dogs that we leave at home.

For those who want to take their canine companions with them, there are a number of excellent breeds that travel well. These dogs will not only be low-stress companions, but theyโ€™ll also enjoy the experience as well.

Characteristics of Good Travel Dogs

Traveling can be a challenging experience, for people and pooches alike. A dog who likes to ramble will have many of the same characteristics as a travel-ready person. Your dog should be adaptable, social, and obedient.

The Adaptable Dog

To begin with, a good travel dog is one that doesnโ€™t get too stressed out in new situations. These are dogs who can handle changes in the environment, routine, and sometimes even diet without much trouble. Breeds that adapt well to novel conditions include the English Bulldog and the Maltese.

The English Bulldog is one of the most easygoing breeds out there. These dogs are great companions on the road especially and will enjoy long rides in the car. The English Bulldog also wonโ€™t mind time spent in a hotel room or cabin, as long as they get a few minutes to stretch their legs a couple of times a day.

It is worth mentioning that, while the English Bulldog might be great on a road trip, many airlines refuse to let any "snub-nosed" breeds fly, as their condition, known as brachycephaly, makes it difficult for them to breathe at higher altitudes.

The Maltese are another breed with an even, stable personality that can make for a great travel companion. These dogs are smart and loyal and love to spend time with their masters. The Maltese is also on the small end for dogs and therefore is great for cramped car trips or for flying.

The Sociable Dog

A traveling dog will also likely encounter a lot of strangers while out and about, both of the human and canine kinds. For this reason, dogs who get along with a lot of other dogs and other people make for good road partners.


The Spaniels, both Cocker Spaniels and Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, fit this description well. These cheerful, playful dogs will enjoy nothing more than romping with a strange group of dogs in some Parisian park or Amsterdam square. They also take readily people other than their owners.

The Beagle, which was bred to work in groups for sporting and hunting in England and Europe, is another highly sociable dog. This breed, with its friendly, affectionate dispositions, wonโ€™t mind meeting new people and new dogs from Alaska to Australia.

The Obedient Dog

Finally, a good dog to take with you no matter where you roam is one that will respond to your commands readily and quickly. After all, you never know what you might encounter while out on the road, and obedience in a dog will help keep both of you safe.

The various breeds of Collie, whether the Rough or Smooth Collies, the Shetland Sheepdog, or the Border Collie, are the epitome of well-mannered pets. These dogs were bred to herd and to respond immediately to orders from their masters. They are also keenly intelligent dogs and are able to respond quickly to changes in the environment or situation.

So, too, the Poodle -- both Standard and Miniature varieties -- are dogs that love to please their owners. Having originally served as hunting dogs, Poodles are alert to your commands and ready to serve at a momentโ€™s notice. Whatโ€™s more, because these dogs donโ€™t shed to the extent of many other breeds, you can take your Poodle on business trips with no fear of dog hair all over your best suit!

More on Traveling with Your Dog

Training Your Dog to "Load" into Your Car
Socializing Your Dog
Take Your Dog for a Drive

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