Top 8 Dog Breeds for Travel

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Whether you are going on a trip across the country or just across town, you may want to bring your pup along. They’re your best friend, after all, and will always be happy to join you. The best travel dogs are those that are easy to care for, small enough to fit into most places, and sociable enough to be around different kinds of people. Smaller breeds are easier because their crates are smaller, and they don’t need a humongous bag of kibble. Check out our list of the top breeds for traveling if you want to share your journeys with your furry bestie.


The Chihuahua does not need much exercise, and you can stick them in your purse or backpack if needed, so taking them in the car is easy. Their carrier is small and portable, so going on a plane is a breeze with this breed. Even if you decide to go on a cruise, this little travel buddy will enjoy it.


Since the Pomeranian is tiny, they can fit anywhere, whether in a crate or in your handbag, so you will find it easy to travel with these furballs. They really love attention too, so if everyone on the plane, boat, or in the car has to pet them, your Pom won’t mind at all.


This eager to please pup is a mix of the Pomeranian and Chihuahua so you get the best of both personalities. These small pups are lots of fun in the car, and don’t take up much room no matter how you travel. Also, they are intelligent and fast learners, and can adapt to your changing locales.
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These friendly and funny pooches are easy to care for, and don’t need much room, meaning you can take them on a plane, train, boat, or car easily. Toss your Dachshund in a backpack and hit the road. Since they are curious and energetic, but laid back, traveling with them is a breeze.


If you're going to the beach or lake, Poodles love to swim and will enjoy boating as well. Just make sure you get a doggy life jacket for safety. They’re happy to go in the car or on a plane too since they fit inside a small carrier or purse.


You'll get the best of both breeds in the Doxiepoo, which is a combination of a Dachshund and Poodle. Since they are small, taking them in the car is easy, and they enjoy meeting people and seeing new places. On a plane, their carrier will fit easily under your seat.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has an easygoing and carefree personality in the pawfect pint-sized package. Taking your Cavalier on a plane is simple because of their size and laid-back attitude, and they will love riding in the car with you and your other humans. Their lovable nature makes them social as well.

Yorkshire Terrier

This perky poochie is pawfectly adorable in a handbag, backpack, or carry-on, so you can go by air, water, or land without a worry. They’re sweet as can be, and their lovely looks make them approachable and petable. You may have to tell all the dog-lovers to back off, so you and your Yorkie can have some space.