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10 Best Dog Breeds for People Who Travel

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People travel for work, sightseeing, or recreation. Whether you travel by air, land, or sea, there’s a canine companion perfect for any situation. Whether small or large, temperament counts. Here are 10 dogs that travel well.

10. Pomeranian


Pomeranians are great traveling companions for several reasons. First, their small size makes them easy to put in a carry-on crate you can stow beneath your seat. Second, they’re relatively quiet. These patient dogs can remain chill during those long layovers between flights. They just want to be where you are.

9. Great Dane

Great Dane

No, a Great Dane isn’t well suited to riding in a crate in an airplane cargo hold. Great Danes are great for RVers, sightseers, and campers. Their size makes them intimidating guard dogs who will alert you to strangers with their protective nature. You’ll need some abundant travel space for these gentle giants in your vehicle.

8. Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frises love attention and are happy to go wherever you go. They’re curious, and just as excited as you are to see and experience new things. Wherever you go, Bichon Frises will get along famously with other people and animals. Their peppy personality and optimistic nature inspire good moods and happiness.

7. Labrador Retriever

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Labrador Retrievers love to travel, although traveling in a crate in an airplane cargo hold isn’t ideal. They’re great dogs for people who travel by car, RV, or camping excursions. With their happy-go-lucky dispositions, Labs are truly a dog you can take with you everywhere. Weather conditions don’t faze them.

6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are small enough to fly with you in the passenger cabin. They’re easy to take with you no matter your travel mode. With their calm demeanor, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels aren’t affected by hectic situations. These friendly, affectionate dogs are welcomed at hotels because of their quiet, gentle nature.

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5. Chihuahua


Chihuahuas are highly adaptable dogs that will have no problem going with you anywhere. Their tiny size makes them easy to stow away under your airplane seat. One caveat, some can be a little yippy, so consider the personality of your Chihuahua before taking them on a flight.

4. Dachshund


Dachshunds easily fit into a carrier to accompany you on a plane. They have a curious nature and a sense of adventure. Dachshunds are eager to go with you everywhere. Keep in mind, their little legs can get tired so you may want to have a cart or stroller if you have long distances to traverse.

3. Shih Tzu

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Shih Tzu’s compact size makes them good for any kind of travel by air, land, or sea. As long as you give them some attention and cuddling, they’ll have no problem tolerating long trips. They get along famously with people and animals. Despite the long coat, Shih Tzus hardly shed.

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2. French bulldog

French Bulldog

French bulldogs just want to be with you. Their tiny size doesn’t mean they’re indoor dogs. Frenchies love to take in fresh air. They’re small enough for airplane travel, or even in a backpack on a bicycle or motorcycle. French bulldogs are adaptable and have no problem wearing goggles, vests, and helmets of their own.

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1. Golden Retriever

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Golden Retrievers are smart, well-behaved, and likely the world’s friendliest dogs. However, regulating them to a crate in an airplane cargo hold isn’t a comfortable travel mode. These dogs love to be in the backseat or your RV for excursions across the country or camping. Outdoors, they’ll go anywhere you go, in any weather.

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