Some dogs just don't particularly like being the centre of attention.

These are the 10 most shy breeds of dog - adorable but timid pet pups

While these dog breeds can make wonderful pets, prospective pup owners should be aware that they have a tendency to be timid.

Tuesday, 30th November 2021, 11:33 am

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes last year – Kennel Club figures show dog ownership soared by nearly 8 percent – and post-lockdown demand for four-legged friends 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.

Our lifestyle has a huge bearing on which type of dog will work best for us – if you have limited space you might want to look at small dogs, while the more elderly pet owner should place certain breeds at the top of their wishlist.

Meanwhile, certain breeds have a reputation for being timid, meaning they may be shy and unwilling to join in games with other dogs, or welcome strangers to your home.

Here are the 10 most timid breeds of dog according to the American Kennel Club.

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