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10 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds

Little Girl Hugs her Golden Retriever Dog at Dog Lovers Days

Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away so the pressure to find the perfect date is on for many.
Personally, a good glass of wine, great food, a good RomCom and my dog in my lap sounds like the ideal night.
Dogs make best companions and give the best unconditional love and cuddles.

Finding Love At The Dog Park

Dogs can also be a great way to meet a human companion.

Dogs are naturally social, active creatures who often enjoy playing in groups. They need daily walks. Therefore, owning a dog can help you interact with more people. You already have one great thing in common and lots of conversation starters. Many studies have found that men and women that own dogs tend to be more social, active and thoughtful.

Going to Busy dog parks, puppy classes, or other activities with your dog might just provide more opportunities for meeting new people you like, than going to a loud crowded club or restaurant.

  • 46 percent of singles would bring their pet to a walking trail on a first date.
  • 35 percent of single women have been more attracted to someone because of their pet.
  • 27 percent of women find photos of pets in an online dating profile a turn-on

Read: Is Love A Walk In The Dog Park?

So if you’re looking for love this Valentines Day why not try doing something with your dog?

Don’t have a dog yet? If you are considering getting a dog,  consider adopting. Not only does that save the lives of dogs in need but adopting over buying can score you more brownie points with the opposite sex. 59 percent of singles surveyed agreed that finding out your date had adopted rather than bought their pet would make them seem more attractive.

Take our Breed Quiz to see what dog breed best matches you and learn more about your favourite types of dogs in our Breed Library.

Here are our subjective choices of affectionate dog breeds we know if you need a little extra loving. Of course, every dog is different and so no guarantees. Plus it was ridiculously hard to choose only 10 as we know so many loving dogs. Always do your research, meet the breed and the dog and find the dog that’s meant for you.

10 Most Affectionate Dog Breeds

#1 Pugs

Of course, I am biased but Kilo the Pug is a complete love Pug. Pugs are lap dogs and are often super affectionate. Kilo loves sitting with me and gives me lots of Pug Hugs and Kisses. I call him my velcro dog but he is perfect for watching RomCom movies with (except the snoring LOL). My hubby prefers sports but Kilo does not touch the remote.

dogs halloween costumes

#2 Labrador Retriever

This breed is known for its sweet and loving disposition. That’s why they make such amazing family pets and service dogs.

labrador retriever puppy from Lion's foundation Dog Guides Canada

#3 Golden Retriever

Like the Lab, Goldens are also known for their loving and friendly nature. They are also commonly used as therapy work due to their easy-going attitudes.

Smiley the Golden Retriever and boy

Smiley the Blind Therapy Dog

#4 Poodle mixes- Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Cockerpoos and Malitpoos

Poodle mixes like our friend Bocker Labradoodle are some of the most popular mixed breed dogs. They are incredibly loyal and affectionate towards their families and tend to get along well with other breeds.

susan and Bocker Labradoodle kiss

Susie and Bocker

#5 Bichon Frise

18th Century French royals dubbed this breed the epitome of a “lap dog”. You’ll love these soft and sweet dogs too.

Sheby Star- Bichon Frise

#6 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

One of the most popular spaniel breed, the Cavalier is an attention seeking breed that loves to cuddle.

king charles spaniel

#7 Pomeranians

We have met quite a few adorable Pomeranians. They are very affectionate and loyal to their owners. They love to cuddle and be carried but only after a good burst of mental and physical exercise.

Tiffany and day fashionista

#8 Bulldogs

These dogs are known for their loyalty and being people-orientated. Whether it’s an American Bulldog or an English Bulldog this breed loves to give slobbery kisses.

Bulldog smiling

#9 Great Dane

Surprisingly, these overgrown lap dogs are the gentle giants of the dog world.  are as affectionate as they come, often leaning on their person to beg for attention.

Great Dane - Gabbana

#10 Shelter and Rescue Dogs of any breed

When you adopt a dog you give it a second chance at a happy life. What you get is a life with a special love from that dog.

Linzy- 9 Things You Learn When You Adopt A Rescue Dog

So Is your Dog Going To Be Your Valentine’s Date This Year? Have we missed any super affectionate dogs or breeds

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