There’s nothing more fun than traveling the World with your pup! Whether romping at a beach or hiking, everything’s better with your best friend, especially if your dog is the best for travel!

Meet Jonathan!

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Before Jonathan’s mom found him, this poor pup was on the shelter’s euthanasia list! Fortunately for him, Amanda spotted him in time! After being adopted from a shelter in Connecticut, this soon-to-be-globetrotter stole his mom’s heart with his laid-back attitude and curious personality.

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Here’s Jonathan in Amsterdam.

While Jonathan’s first few trips were strictly domestic, he quickly gained his wings. Since his adoption, this little dog has hit glamorous locations like Paris, Cinque Terre, and Venice! You can stay up to date on all of his adventures on his Instagram page, @jonathanwarrenofficial.

The Best Dogs for Traveling the World

Jonathan in front of the Eiffel Tower
You know you made it when you arrived in Paris!

While globetrotting may not be on everyone’s itinerary, there are plenty of ways to travel with your dog. There are also plenty of dogs to travel with, but some breeds are better passengers than others.

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Jonathan in front of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

While we are huge fans of big dogs, they didn’t make this list because it requires a dog to fly on a plane. If there were an article about the best dogs for camping or a road trip, you would see big dogs listed here. Smaller dogs are ideal because they may be able to travel with you, in a carrier, by your feet.

1. Dachshund

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One of the best breeds to travel with is the long and robust Weiner dog. Their small size and compact stature make them perfect travel companions. Dachshunds also fit well into small pet carriers, so you can quickly bring them on your flight as carry-on!

2. Russell Terrier

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You don’t know Jack until you’ve traveled with him! Like dachshunds, Russell terriers are the perfect size to qualify as carry-on luggage during plane trips. This is a breed known for its stubbornness, though, so be sure to do some training before you travel.

3. Chihuahua

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Chihuahuas are one of the best dogs for travel because they are tiny and easily portable

Another stubborn entry is the iconic chihuahua. You’ll need to put some effort into training this excitable little dog, but they make fantastic travel buddies! (Jonathon is a chihuahua) Like dachshunds and terriers, they can easily fit into carry-on crates should you ever take them on a flight.

4. Yorkshire Terrier

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Yorkshire Terriers are one of the best dogs for travel

Even smaller than its Russell relatives, the Yorkie is made for travel. These little dogs have a big personality, but a well-trained and tired-out Yorkie will readily adapt to the longest of journeys.

5. Maltese, Shih tzu, Bichon Frise

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All of these small fluffy breeds make excellent traveling companions. After all, they are specifically bred to be companion dogs, and most of them take their jobs quite seriously. Most of them would love the idea of sitting in your lap for hours at a time. Plus, these dogs are hypoallergenic, so not likely they will make fellow passengers sneeze.

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