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15 Dog Breeds That Are Independent Companions

All dogs are individuals and many characteristics vary from dog to dog, but some breeds are known for having certain traits. Labrador Retrievers are known for loving water and being affectionate with their families, Bulldogs are known for being lazy and goofy and some breeds are known for their independence. In fact, a lot of dog breeds are considered to be more cat-like in attitude than most. Here we’ve compiled a list of some of those independent breeds.

#1 – Akita


The Akita is a large Japanese dog that is powerful, independent and very loyal to its family. There is debate about two variations of the breed, the Japanese Akita and the American Akita. Some enthusiasts consider them separate breeds, while others do not.

#2 – Afghan Hound


The Afghan Hound is a large, elegant sighthound originally used for hunting and coursing. They are one of the most ancient dog breeds still in existence. They are aloof and dignified dogs that are relatively independent of their owners, but are known for being affectionate and clownish at times.

#3 – Chow Chow


Chow Chows are a medium-sized and heavily coated breed from China, where they were used as general purpose working dogs. Today they are mostly kept as pets and are known for being independent, aloof and even cat-like in temperament.

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