Why is my dog so cuddly? We may often ask this question with a smile written on our face. In our previous blog, we tackled some not-so-subtle signs that your dog loves you. Cuddling is definitely one form of expression. Yes, love such as the “love hormone” that can be found in humans can also be detected in your dog. According to an article, the oxytocin or the “love hormone” is released during positive social interactions both in humans and dogs. Cuddly dogs will certainly relieve us from stress and vice versa.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Favoured by royalties such as King Charles I and II, this pooch exhibits royalty in all aspects. The Cavalier King Charles spaniel belongs to the toy breed that can weigh around 13 to 18 pounds. Boasting its gentle and charming expression, the Cav can undeniably win everyone’s heart. When excited, it wiggles its tail along with its whole small body.
Further, this is an ideal dog if you are looking for a lap dog. He loves constant human interaction to the extent of following you all around the house whether cuddling on the couch or doing outdoor adventures. This small-sized pooch has a sweet and affectionate nature, and can fit well for apartment living. It is friendly towards strangers, children, cats, or other dogs, and finds a great fascination for butterflies, birds, and the like. As such, you might want to ensure a leash or a fenced yard during adventure time. Want one? Click here.
What’s not to like about this golden fluff? The golden retriever served as a happy hunter aristocrat for years and it never fails to greet its owner with a smile. It is unsurprising that this breed made it on the most popular dog breeds in the world. It makes such an excellent family pet. It appears as a large dog that can weigh up to 55 to 75 pounds, but “scary” is an adjective far to describe such a golden fluff.
A golden retriever makes such a great lover and the best pillow too. It loves to spend quality time with its family and do cuddle sessions all the time. This pooch is flexible and is always in for adventures such as hiking, hunting, or agility and obedience courses. However, its temperament is shaped according to its genetics, environment, and the training it receives. Want one? Click here.
There is a good reason why this breed has been the most popular canine in the UK for years:
- They are the cutest puppies!
- They have the softest fur that cuddling makes it so hard to resist.
- Everyone is their friend. They are known to be jumpy whenever it perceives you as a friend, even the ones they newly met.
- They can be easily trained than most canines because they aim to please.
- They are also emotionally intelligent, being a compassionate, caring, sweet, loving pooch.
- Look at those eyes. It can melt your heart and still manage to look much wiser than their age.
Known as the most famous “handbag accessory” by high-profile celebrities such as Paris Hilton, the Chihuahua is a small-sized dog that can weigh 4 to 6 pounds. Having been bred to be an ideal human companion, this small fluff takes its job seriously. Its size does not measure its great personality, which can act protective, jealous, and will stand upright with their yappy bark to its perceived enemy.
Further, this pooch is known to bond most to only one person. This fierce little one is often described as “needy” and would demand snuggle sessions with their chosen person. However, it can be unfriendly towards other people and children. Such behaviour can be corrected with proper training and socialisation in its early years. Want one? Click here.
Being one of the tallest breed weighing 100 to 200 pounds, this canine is unaware of its gigantic size. The Great Dane is the largest lap dog on the list. It is fearless and would sit on your lap whenever it wishes to be cuddled or wants to draw your attention. It is an adaptable canine that is great with young children, cats, and other small dogs.
Oftentimes assumed as an outdoor breed because of its size, it’s in fact adaptable to apartment living as long as it’s surrounded by its people. Know that this breed can have anxiety attacks when left alone for a longer time. It may develop anxiety and depression symptoms and bouts of aggression. As such, it is best suited to an owner who works from home Want one? Click here.
The bichon frise is a popular breed in France and is especially favoured by nobles. This is a compact breed perfect for cuddles and can weigh 10 to 20 pounds. It is cheerful, laid-back, and has a natural fit for families. Moreover, it loves being the centre of attention and cannot handle well when left alone. It cherishes moments belonging to a family pack and would always want to be closer on your side. Want one? Click here.