Dogs With Different Levels of Affection: Here are the 10 most and least loving breeds of adorable dog - from the aloof Afghan to the loving Labrador Retriever 🐶

If you are one of the growing number of people looking to add a puppy to your family, here are the breeds that just love to snuggle up, and the pups that are likely to turn their noses up at cuddles.

Thursday, 23rd June 2022, 9:56 am

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent – and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt. One thing worth considering before making a decision is that certain breeds of dog are very loving and affectionate, liking nothing more than snuggling up to their owners for a cuddle.

Meanwhile, others just aren’t so demonstrative, having a more independent attitude and more likely to keep themselves to themselves in their own bed of an evening – rather than on the couch next to you. So, here are the 10 most and least affectionate breeds of dog.

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