Different breeds of dog tend to demonstrate different levels of affection.Different breeds of dog tend to demonstrate different levels of affection.
Different breeds of dog tend to demonstrate different levels of affection. | Canva/Getty Images

Least Loving Dogs 2024: These are 10 less affectionate breeds of adorable dog that may turn down cuddles - including the Scottie Dog Terrier 🐕

These breeds of dog can make wonderful pets, but prospective owners should be aware that they may not welcome demonstrative displays of affection.

A huge number of us decided to welcome new pups into our homes over the last few years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership has soared to record levels and around one-in-three UK households now include at least one four-legged friend.

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 to take into consideration is that some dogs simply aren’t as affectionate towards their owners than others.

It doesn’t mean that they won’t make a loyal and valued pet, just that if you are looking for a dog that will happily cuddle for hours you should look elsewhere.

Here are the 10 least affectionate breeds of dog, according to the American Kennel Club.

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