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Dogs that Can Be Alone by Uptown Puppies

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Dogs that Can Be Alone

Questions & Answers

Have questions about dogs that can be alone? We have answers!

What are some of the best dogs that can be alone?

You have so many options for independent dogs! Some of Uptown’s favorites are Maltese, Shiba Inus, Poodles, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Pugs, Basset Hounds, French Bulldogs, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Boston Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, and many more. Take a look at our featured breeds and see for yourself!

What does “independent” really mean? Which are the dog breeds that can be left alone for 8 hours?

All dogs are pack animals, meaning they need some level of affection and attention to stay happy and healthy. “Independent” breeds have more of an aloof streak, and can tolerate periods of being alone without feeling “lonely.” These breeds are less likely to suffer from separation anxiety, which can cause acting out and destruction in affected pups.

Are Boston Terriers a good choice for dog breeds that don't mind being left alone?

Boston Terriers can often seem “terrier” only in name—they’re possibly the only terrier breed that doesn’t suffer frequently from separation anxiety. But don’t assume that Boston Terriers are unfriendly—these lovable, goofy dogs are awesome companions who love cuddling and playing with family even though they’re some of the best dogs to be left alone.

Are French Bulldogs dog breeds that can be left alone for long periods?

French Bulldogs are ideal pups for those who want an independent dog that can easily stay home while mom and dad are at work. Frenchies are both independent and lazy, meaning a well-adjusted French Bulldog will likely sleep the day away while you’re working—saving just enough energy to play when you’re home.

Are Cavalier King Charles Spaniels dog breeds that can be left alone during the day?

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels have one of the longest names you’ll ever see, and they’re also a great choice for an “independent” breed. Cavaliers love their families and love cuddling too, but they also tolerate periods of separation better than many other small breeds—meaning they’re less likely to have separation anxiety.

Are Miniature Schnauzers a dog breed that can be left alone?

Schnauzers were bred to catch vermin like rats, and maybe that history of lonely, late-night rodent-catching makes the Mini Schnauzer a great choice for dogs that don't mind being alone. Schnauzers have a certain aloofness that many of the breeds listed here also share, but like all dogs, they’re as lovable as can be.

What happens after I find my perfect puppy?

So, you’ve taken a gander at Uptown’s current and upcoming litters from top breeders around the country. Next, we’ll connect you with your chosen business or breeder, who will keep you up-to-date on milestones in your pup’s life, all the way up to travel arrangements. Of course, they’re here to answer all of your questions too!

Why is Uptown Puppies different from other puppy finders?

Searching for puppies online nowadays has become a gamble. The great breeders are being drowned out by dishonest breeders and puppy mills with bigger marketing budgets. We wanted to make a place where ethical, honest breeders are rewarded—a place where families can find the ultimate puppy, free of worry.

Are there any litters available now?

There are tons of puppies available right now, with many more litters ready for adoption soon. The only “problem” is that puppies listed here tend to get reserved fast. It’s totally normal for a new litter to be fully reserved and adopted within days. If you see the perfect puppy, the time to act is right now—before it’s too late.

How do I get my puppy?

Oh no! Is your dream dog located in another state? Don’t worry—different businesses and breeders in our network offer several travel options for your pooch. The most common method people tend to pick is air travel, where your breeder can fly your dog to your closest preferred major airport.

How do you screen breeders?

Breeders and businesses who desire joining our network must meet our list of standards outlined in our Breeder Pledge, and also uphold our No Puppy Mill Promise. When you pick a puppy from Uptown Puppies, you’re getting peace of mind that your pup is coming from a home that loves dogs as much as your family does.

How do I know that my puppy will be healthy?

All puppies receive a thorough health check before traveling to their new families. These vet examinations ensure the health of your pup’s gastrointestinal, respiratory and circulatory systems, as well as his or her teeth, eyes, nose, fur, skin, ears, mouth, and everywhere in between. That’s what we call “nose-to-tail.”