Top 5 Most Travel-Friendly Dog Breeds

Are you an avid traveller and looking to make a furry addition to your entourage?

Where you are a vacation guru or digital nomad, there is no reason why you can’t become a dog owner.

Dogs are a wonderful addition to any household. Whether your household is large or small, dogs bring a special kind of company that is hard to find anywhere else!

Those who travel frequently or who are always on the go can at times be reluctant to introduce a furry family member into their routine.

Worry not! Just like any household, if you select the right breed for your lifestyle, then a Dog can enhance your life, not limit it.

So, for those who are foot-loose and wish to have a pawed-travel companion, below are some of the best breeds to consider for living on the go.

Jack Russell Terrier

Small and full of energy, Jack Russell Terriers are the perfect travel companions for those who are always the go and looking for a breed that can keep up. Originally bred in England for Fox and rabbit Hunting, the Jack Russell Terrier is not just fast, they have great stamina too!

They are super smart. But stubborn! Although they are relatively easy to train, you’ll find them breaking the law from time to time! We recommend Jack Russell’s for experienced dog owners; their charm and affection is just as endless as their energy levels!


This little Dog comes with huge benefits if your lifestyle means you have to take to the skies or you like vacations that are a plane ride away.

Most Airlines will accommodate Pomeranians in the cabin with no problems as they only weigh between 3 to 7 pounds.

Originally bred from sledge-dogs – these little doggos are an ambitious breed that responds well to training and are particularly talented at activities that require agility. They are super affectionate and do not like to stray too far from their owners, making them the perfect breed for trips away from home.

Labrador Retriever/Golden Retriever

When we think of the Postcard-perfect family dog, the Labrador Retriever is first to mind! Outgoing, fun and eager to learn, Labradors are great companions on family trips, especially for families with kids.

You may not be surprised to learn that the Labrador was bred to be both a companion dog and a useful worker. They were originally bred for life at sea, helping fishermen haul nets, ropes and fish from the North Atlantic – earning them their ‘Retriever’ status!

Labradors are not afraid to get stuck in and get their paws dirty. From mountain hikes to boat trips, they make a great companion on any adventure holiday!

Cavalier King Charles

Both Regal and Chilled, it takes a lot to rustle Cavalier King Charles’ fur! Known for their relaxed and laid-back temperament, the King Charles will not be overwhelmed by check-ins, boarding security, long road trips or crowds of tourists.

Although they are were primarily bred to be companion dogs, the Cavalier King Charles has retained some of its sporty ability from its spaniel predecessors.

They prefer belly rubs, but do love to hike, run and frolic on the beach. They are great at agility sports, and make great family and therapy dogs that are great with strangers, both human and canine alike!


Dalmatians were originally bred to accompany stagecoaches and horse-drawn carriages. Now they are commercially known as the Fireman’s Friend! Dalmatians are literally bred for life on the road, so they make an ideal breed for long and frequent road trips, and they stay cool under pressure.

Dalmatians are very smart and easy to train. They are bred for stamina and speed, so they make great companions on hikes, hunts and cycling excursions.

Dalmations are great with family members of all ages, and they are just as charming as the Disney film 101 Dalmatians would have you believe!

They are pretty quiet, with a low tendency to bark or make noise, which is great for those overnight hotel stays!

Bonus Breed: Great Dane

Okay, okay we said 5 but we couldn’t leave the list without mentioning one of the least likely ‘Paw-fect’ Travel companions, the Great Dane!

Most wouldn’t consider the Great Dane ideal for travel due to its large size, but we can vouch for this wonderful breed, which is nothing more than a gentle giant.

So long as you have a large enough car, they will happily come along for long car rides. Bred to protect members of noble families, they are known for their gentle nature and they quickly become attached those close to them.

Great Danes love to play with other dogs and humans, and are fantastic with young children!

In all honestly, with the right training and temperament, almost any breed of dog makes for a good travel buddy! These are just a few recommendations out of hundreds of possible breeds. The key is to do a little research and find a breed that is right for you!