There is nothing more enjoyable than having a sweet pup crawl into your lap and snuggle up close. It is calming, and doctors have even indicated cuddling with or petting a dog has health benefits. If you plan on getting a dog and you want to make sure you choose an affectionate one, then there are certain breeds to consider. Keep in mind that each dog has its own personality, just like people do, so getting a dog of a certain breed does not automatically mean it will be a cuddly pup. However, this is a good place to start when choosing the right dog breed.
Medium Sized Breeds
These are some of the dog breeds that you could choose for their cuddle factor. However, there are some things that you will need to keep in mind. A Great Dane does like to cuddle, and it may decide it wants to be a lap dog, but that means you will have over 100 pounds crawling into your lap! If you do not think you are ready to handle an overly cuddly large dog, then moving down to a smaller breed would be a better option. If you are interested in a breed not listed here, then one thing to consider is that herding dogs almost never make cuddly pets.
You will want to avoid such breeds as Collies, Border Collies, and Australian Shepherds, unless you happen to find that rare cuddly gem in the group. The cuddliest of the breeds tend to be those dogs that were bred to be pets only. Working breeds tend to have a stronger working and action sense, while those bred just as pets have qualities specific to being a lap dog.
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