Separation anxiety can affect both dogs and owners. Indeed, separation anxiety is a widespread phenomenon among our canine friends, with some breeds being particularly at risk.
Dogs are known for their emotional nature and the close bond they form with their owners. This explains the appearance of several symptoms directly related to separation anxiety. Some breeds are more prone to this particular psychological trait:
Known for its skills in the military and police forces, this breed is nevertheless likely to develop anxiety following a separation.
Another "working" dog that can have issues if it lacks an activity and is left on its own for too long. Their social nature means they can easily suffer from separation anxiety.
This breed loves human company and can easily suffer from separation anxiety.
This breed is known to be active, but can also suffer from severe separation anxiety if its owner is away for too long.
An intelligent, active breed, Border Collies need a lot of mental stimulation to prevent boredom. If not, this boredom can turn into separation anxiety.
Although an excellent companion, the popularity of this breed has spawned various temperament problems, including separation anxiety.
7. Bichon Frise
This breed can develop separation anxiety if it doesn't see its owner for long periods.
This breed is used to being around people and enjoys human company. As a result they're prone to developing separation anxiety.
9. Italian Greyhound
An excellent breed for less active people, but their close bond with their owners means they can suffer from separation anxiety if left on their own for too long.
As a gentle, intelligent breed that requires a lot of human interaction, Poodles aren't immune to the fear of being separated from their owner.
If left alone for too long, this breed can quickly develop behavioural problems.
12. German Shorthaired Pointer
A hunting breed raised to work alongside its owner, they don't do well when they're left on their own for a long time.