Thinking about getting a new pup? Looking for some unconditional love that only a dog can provide! Is your dog your favourite cuddle buddy? Mine is!! The most lovable breeds who also love to cuddle are listed below; did your puppy make the list?

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a toy breed that is best known for being a favorite of King Charles II.  Historically, this toy-sized dog has been kept as a household companion and lap dog.  The temperament of this spaniel is affectionate, patient, and eager to please, making it the perfect cuddle companion.

King Charles

Shih Tzu

Like most toy breeds, the Shih Tzu is most content to cuddle with a favorite human than spend time getting into mischief.  The Shih Tzu is so lovable and affectionate that it will even offer love to strangers, making it a questionable guard dog!

shih tzu

Lhasa Apso

Unlike the Shih Tzu, the Lhasa Apso was originally bred as a watchdog, which makes this breed prone to perching in high places and being wary of strangers.  However, when this Tibetan dog bonds with a human, the Lhasa Apso would prefer to be a lap dog when that person is nearby.

lhasa apso

Maltese

The Maltese, which originated on the island of Malta, is specifically bred to be a cuddly companion.  Therefore, this breed is particularly lovable towards humans and does well in an urban environment, especially in apartments.

Maltese Dog

Chihuahua

The Chihuahua is among the smallest of all dog breeds, weighing only 1.8 – 2.7 kg.  This breed much prefers the company of humans – even over the company of dogs – and will gladly spend all day cuddled up on a favorite person’s lap.

chihuahua

Pomeranian

The Pomeranian is classified as a companion breed, meaning that it has been bred specifically to enjoy the company of humans.  A favorite of Queen Victoria in the late 19th century, the Pomeranian’s popularity is due to its cuddly and friendly temperament.

Pomeranian

Pug

Pugs are known for their charming personality, as well as their exercise intolerance.  When these two traits are combined you get a cuddly couch potato much more interested in entertaining a favorite human than spending time alone.

Pug

Bishon Frise

This cheerful and affectionate breed is well-renowned as a cuddle companion, and indeed is known to demand attention from its humans!  Not only is the Bichon Frise lovable towards adults, but also to children and other animals, as well.

Bischon Frise

Bulldog

Despite its reputation as a “bully” breed, the Bulldog is one of the best cuddlers in the dog world.  In fact, Bulldogs are one of the best breeds for children, due to their patient, loving, and kind nature.

bulldog

Papillon

Not only is the Papillon considered one of the smartest dog breeds, it is also one of the cuddliest.  Known for having a big personality in a small package, the Papillon is happiest to accompany its owner wherever he or she may go.

Papillon

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