10 Dog Breeds That Are Overwhelmingly Affectionate

Dogs are called man’s best friend for a reason — there’s nothing as sweet or as satisfying as the unconditional love of a four-legged friend.

These most affectionate breeds are always happy to give a kiss or a cuddle or just curl up on the couch with you after a long, hard day.

1. Labrador Retriever

They don’t make great watch dogs, but they do make a great companion pet which is why they are often used as guide and therapy dogs.


2. Golden Retriever

They are always welcoming you upon arrival with a happy wagging tail, possible jumping around and barking.


3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a beautiful small dog that undoubtedly is a contender for the title of “top tail-wagger.”

4. Bichon Frise

Bred specifically to be a companion, the Bichon Frise is a wonderfully affectionate dog. Because his job was to entertain, his nifty repertoire of tricks made him an ideal circus dog.


5. Pomeranian

Because of their outgoing temperaments, they can be very good family dogs with the right training. Due to their small size they don’t require much exercise, but are an energetic breed that needs attention from their people frequently.


6. Great Dane

The Great Dane is typically a gentle giant, easygoing and mild-mannered.


7. Chihuahua

These small regal pups are gentle, happy, playful and loving.


8. Maltese

The Maltese is exceedingly playful and enjoys clever games

9. English Bulldog

Despite the Bulldog’s contentious facial features, this loving dog is considered one of the most affectionate dog breeds by PetMD. Warm, charming, docile and devoted, the bulldog makes a great family pet.


10. Basset Hound

The Basset is a good-natured hound with a pleading gaze that comes in handy when he wants a treat or knows he has broken the rules. Bassets have a reputation for being slow and lazy, but these hunting dogs enjoy long, rambling walks.


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