Most dogs are friendly, but that doesn’t mean they’re all gentle. A gentle dog is not only a dog that is social and affectionate, but a dog that isn’t a bull in a china shop. We all known our beloved pooches might accidentally give us a bump or bruise when they’re playing around or trying to snuggle (they just get so excited, after all), and these breeds are less likely to do so. They’re gentler dogs, though no more or less affectionate than any other!
#1 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a tiny spaniel breed that’s sole purpose has been to be a loving companion. Many breeds have exciting histories, but the Cavalier has been bred to be a lapdog during its entire development. They are very sweet dogs that enjoy spending time with their families, require little exercise but maintain a playful personality.
#2 – Pug
The Pug is a Chinese breed, also bred solely to be companions to Chinese royal families. They are known for their adorable looks and clownish temperaments. Pugs are social, affectionate and fun-loving, always ready for a new game. That said, they make excellent lap dogs and are gentle enough to make great companions for children.