8 Dog Breeds with Low Separation Anxiety

Chow Chow

Chow Chows are independent and quiet. You can safely leave them alone at home. Suspicious of strangers, they are ideal watchdogs too. But don’t have them around small children.

Bassett Hound

Basset Hounds can tolerate to be left alone. They do well with other pets. They are really low to the ground and adequate exercise is a must for them to keep weight in check.

An affectionate breed, French Bulldogs love to sleep. They do not need much attention or lot of activity when alone. This makes them best family pets who can manage on their own.

French Bulldog


Chihuahuas love their families but can also be left alone due to their independent nature. A second Chihuahua buddy is suggested for company. A Chihuahua is less belligerent with a buddy.

Shar Pei

Shar Pei is famous for its aloof temperament and high possessiveness of its family. Social acceptance of strangers is a strict No-No. Best for working people. Train at an early age though.

The Lhasa Apso is an amusing and charming pet. Though lively and nosey, they are independent enough to let them on their own. They gladly learn all your commands but obey only selectively.

Lhasa Apso

Small but sturdy, Pugs like any activity just for a few minutes. They need minimal exercise and are classic couch potatoes. When back home, you are sure to find them where you left them.


This dedicated Japanese breed is very tolerant of your daily absence. Fearless and meeting challenges head-on are there best qualities. But early training and socialization is must.