10 Dog Breeds Prone To Separation Anxiety

Despite their popularity as family dogs, Labradors have seen an increase in separation anxiety cases.

Labrador Retriever

A gundog from Hungary, Vizslas are known for their need for constant companionship and can develop severe separation anxiety.


These loyal dogs are also known for being affectionate and giving plenty of kisses.

Golden Retriever

Active herding breeds like the Australian Shepherd often struggle with separation anxiety due to their need for activity and companionship.


Once versatile working dogs, some German Shepherds today are prone to separation anxiety.

German Shepherd Dog

Highly intelligent and energetic, Border Collies require mental stimulation, or they may develop separation anxiety.

Border Collie

Like Vizslas, Cocker Spaniels are gundogs that thrive on family time and may struggle when left alone for extended periods.

Cocker Spaniel

These companion dogs often experience separation anxiety when they can't be with their owners.

Bichon Frise

Small and social, this breed may develop separation anxiety if left alone for too long.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Bonding closely with their owners, Italian Greyhounds may suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for extended periods.

Italian Greyhound

Bred as companion dogs, Toy Poodles need regular human interaction and can experience anxiety when left alone for extended periods.

Toy Poodle

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