Dogs are called man’s best friend for a reason — there’s nothing as sweet or as satisfying as the unconditional love of a four-legged friend. These most affectionate breeds are always happy to give a kiss or a cuddle or just curl up on the couch with you after a long, hard day. Of course this does not mean that your dog is not lovable, but some pups just like their space while other pups enjoy YOUR space.
Here are the top 10 most lovable dogs!
1. Labrador Retriever
If you’re not into lap dogs and want a dog you can really wrap your arms around, consider the faithful Labrador Retriever. It’s no surprise, this breed is known for its sweet, loving disposition. No wonder they make sure great service dogs!
2. Golden Retriever
Known for its loving nature, the golden retriever is commonly used for therapy work due its friendly attitude toward everyone, even strangers. They are an excellent companion dog that has a friendly temperament and is a joy to own!
3. Bichon Frise
Often seen as the epitome of the “lap dog,” the Bichon is a happy and playful pup that aims to please. The breed is known for its affection and getting along well with kiddos and other dogs!
Despite its contentious facial features, the Bulldog is actually one of the most comical, jovial, and charming dogs you can find. They are warm, charming, docile and devoted, the bulldog makes a great family pet!
5. Irish Wolfhound
Known as a “gentle giant”, the Irish Wolfhound is large and strong but is also one of the most gentle, noble, and lovable dogs you’ll ever meet! They are considered an excellent family companion!
6. American Eskimo Dog
Considered one of the most lovable canines, the “Eskie” quickly bonds with its human family. This extremely energetic dog needs lots of exercise and, with the right amount of attention, is fun, obedient and well-behaved.
7. Old English Sheepdog
The Old English Sheepdog is described as an intelligent, easily trainable and a dog that gets along well with gentle children. With outgoing personalities, this breed is not afraid to show how much they love you!
Who wouldn’t want the loyalty of love of Lassie? Collies are described as devoted family dogs that are especially good with children! These graceful pups are as happy jaunting with you on a walk as they are curled up on the couch with you.
9. English Toy Spaniel
The English Toy Spaniel are described as small regal pups as gentle, happy, playful and loving. These breeds are intelligent, good family companions, and play well with children!
The Maltese – a toy breed, is an affectionate pup that tends to get along well with other dogs, strangers, and even cats! They live for human contact, so be prepared to spend a lot of quality cuddle time with your pet!
If this article has convinced you to step up to the wonderful challenge, adopt one of these lovable animals here is some information you may find helpful. The ASPCA (The American Society for the Preventing of Cruelty to Animals) is a great place to adopt. All of the animals have their shots along with a clean bill of health. Most of the dogs are looking for great families to be apart of, a family that loves them.