8 Dog Breeds That Suffer From Separation Anxiety

Labradors are popular family dogs with relaxed dispositions, but they can suffer from separation anxiety if left alone for long periods, leading to behavioral challenges.

Labrador Retriever

Border Collies are highly intelligent and energetic. They need mental and physical stimulation to prevent boredom, separation anxiety, and destructive behavior.

Border Collie

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are companion dogs that can develop anxiety and problematic habits if left alone for too long due to their need for human interaction.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Jack Russell Terriers are energetic and need constant engagement. Without it, they can become bored, destructive, and surprisingly damaging for their small size.

Jack Russell Terrier

German Shepherds are working dogs that require stimulation. Boredom and being left alone can lead to distress and separation anxiety, exacerbated by recent health issues.

German Shepherd

Australian Shepherds are active herding dogs that need to stay busy. They can suffer from anxiety and distress when left with nothing to do.

Australian Shepherd

Bichon Frises are bred as companion dogs and thrive on human interaction. Loneliness can lead to boredom and severe distress when left alone.

Bichon Frise

Vizslas are social hunting dogs that need physical activity and human companionship. Time alone can cause them significant distress and anxiety.