The 10 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds

#1 – Labrador Retriever

No surprise, this breed is known for its sweet, loving disposition. No wonder they make sure great service dogs.

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#2 – Golden Retriever

Also known for its loving nature, the golden retriever is commonly used for therapy work due its friendly attitude toward everyone, even strangers.

#3 – Bedlington Terrier

While terriers are often thought of as independent, this high energy breed has a real soft side. They are very content lap dogs and are often pushy about getting attention.

#4 – Italian Greyhound

A miniature of the full-size greyhound, this doe-eyed dog would rather be giving kisses then winning a race.

#5 – Bearded Collie

Often called the “happy herder” because of its bouncing personality, this collie loves attention. Their smile when they greet you says it all – “I Don’t Know You, But I Love You”

#6 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

One of the most popular spaniels, the “Cavi” is an attention hog and really isn’t content unless he’s on your lap.

#7 – Bichon Frise

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 dog.

#8 – American Staffordshire Terrier

If you don’t own one, this may come as a shock to you, but the Am. Staff is known for being people-orientated and loving with a personality similar to the Labrador retriever.

#9 – Great Dane

Known as the over-grown lap dog, these gentle giants are as affectionate as they come, often leaning on their person to beg for attention.

#10 – Brussels Griffon

This charming little dog steals the hearts of everyone they meet and good thing too. He wouldn’t be happy if he wasn’t getting attention from everyone in the room.

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