Looking for a super-affectionate dog breed? We’ve rounded up some of our favorite snuggle buddies for your consideration. Whether you’re looking for a pocket-sized pet to share your every adventure, or a lap dog so big he requires his own recliner, there’s a dog for you. This list is full of bed-warming, snooze-sharing, kiss-giving pups.
These dogs are the huggers, the leaners, the affectionate head butters. The dogs with absolutely no concept of personal space. If that’s what you’re looking for, then we’ve got it! Read on.
10. Italian Greyhound
Italian greyhounds are fragile beauties, with elegant long limbs and a piercing sighthound gaze. When they aren’t booking it across the dog park at a remarkable 25 mph, Iggies love to snuggle up with you like a tiny baby deer. Their delicate bone structure makes them unsuitable for families with small children.
9. Golden Retriever
Blondes really do have more fun! Smart, trainable, and born to please, the golden retriever is loved around the world as a first-rate companion dog and for specialized service work. Thanks to their kind temperament and dedication, goldens are a top family dog, and happy to snuggle with young and old alike.
The Napoleons of the dog world, Chihuahuas are the little dog with big attitude and even bigger heart. They can be fierce little warriors if they think the situation requires, but really they just want to snuggle with their chosen person for the rest of time. Chihuahuas tend to bond with one family member especially, and may not be a match for families with small children.
Truly man’s best friend, the Labrador excels on the hunting field, as a service dog, and as a family member. These versatile, even-tempered dogs are dedicated to their people. And food. Labs are always loving and always hungry.
6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are an elegant companion on the hunting field or the backyard. They sport just enough energy to play with kids, but are calm enough to be a wonderful partner to the sick or elderly. These outgoing dogs are relaxed with friends and strangers alike, so don’t count on a Cav to be a watchdog!