Top 10 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds Dogs 101 – Loving Friends
It’s often said that Dog is man’s best
But these breeds go above and beyond with
the affection they lavish upon their humans.
Here’s Top 10 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds.
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Originally bred to hunt rats, this former
Belgian street dog is a distinctive and somewhat
unusual dog breed.
Affectionate and lively, his intelligence,
sense of humor, and air of self-importance
keep him one step ahead of his people.
This charming little dog steals the hearts
of everyone he meets, and it’s a good thing
Because he wouldn’t be happy if he wasn’t
getting attention from everyone.
The easygoing Great Dane, the mighty “Apollo
of Dogs,” is a total joy to live with.
Known as the over-grown lap dog, this gentle
giant is as affectionate as they come, often
leaning on his person to beg for attention.
Despite his sweet nature, the Dane is an alert
Just the sight of this gentle giant is usually
enough to make intruders think twice.
American Staffordshire Terrier
He may look intimidating, but the Am Staff
tends to be a lover, not a fighter.
He is an active, intelligent dog who generally
If you don’t own one, this may come as a
surprise to you, but the Am Staff is known
for being people-orientated and loving with
a personality similar to that of the Labrador
The Bichon Frise is a cheerful, small dog
with a love of mischief and a lot of love
With his black eyes and fluffy white coat,
the Bichon looks almost like a child’s toy.
And it doesn’t take long to realize that
the Bichon can be your happiest and most enthusiastic
Often seen as the epitome of the “lap dog,”
it’s easy to see why 18th Century French
royals were taken with this loving little
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier’s all-around beauty, regal
grace, and even temper mark him as one of
The Cavi may be an aristocrat, but he gladly
descends from his royal high throne for a
backyard frolic or a squirrel chase.
He gets along nicely with children and other
The Adaptable Cavalier does equally well with
active owners and homebodies—he can be an
upbeat athlete or shameless couch potato,
depending on an owner’s lifestyle.
Lively, playful, and good-natured, this animated
breed is famous for the “Beardie Bounce” – a
bounding yo-yo leap that represents his happy,
carefree attitude about the world.
Often called the “happy herder” because
of his bouncing personality, this collie loves
His smile when he greets you says it all – “I
Don’t Know You, But I Love You”
A miniature of the full-size greyhound, this
doe-eyed dog would rather be giving kisses
then winning a race.
The Italian Greyhound is sweet-natured and
gentle, yet also exceptionally playful and
This warmth-seeking, comfort-loving dog can
usually be found basking in sunspots or snuggled
into soft furniture, often hidden under a
blanket, pillow, or towel.
When you own an Italian Greyhound, you need
to watch where you sit, if he’s not sitting
This funny little cuddle bug’s favorite
place: Right by his human!
Good thing he’s portable.
Chihuahuas can sometimes be wary of strangers,
but if you’re his human, you’re HIS human
(and he wouldn’t have it any other way!).
The Chihuahua dog‘s charms include his small
size, outsize personality, and variety in
coat types and colors, as well as his total
admiration of his owner.
If you’ve never owned a Chihuahua, you might
see him as snarly and unapproachable.
But, when alone with his owner he is a total
No surprise that this breed made this list.
The Labrador Retriever is known for his sweet,
loving disposition, making him among other
things a great service dog.
The sweet-faced, lovable Labrador Retriever
is America’s most popular dog breed.
The Lab is a friendly, outgoing, and high-spirited
companion who has more than enough affection
to go around for a family looking for a medium-to-large
Before we get to number 1, let’s not forget
the shelter mutt.
Because when you give a dog a home, what they
give back is tenfold!
Unlike many purebred dogs, the mutt has no
been bred for extremes in temperament and
are more often than not quite well-rounded
in adaptability and personality.
If you’re looking for a family companion,
you owe it to yourself to make your first
stop a local animal shelter.
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The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular
dog breeds in the U.S.
The breed’s friendly, tolerant attitude
makes him a fabulous family pet, and his intelligence
makes him a highly capable working dog.
A sweet, calm nature is the hallmark of the
He was bred to work with people and is eager
to please his owner.
The Golden Retriever is commonly used for
therapy work due to his friendly attitude
toward everyone, even strangers.
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