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12 Most Snuggly Dog Breeds

We love dogs for their varied personalities, and some are a bit more on the snuggly side! While dogs of any breed can be cuddle bugs, certain ones can have extra-affectionate tendencies.

This is sure to stir up some controversy, but here we go! Leave a comment with any other breeds you think should be on this list! 🙂

shutterstock_1245681401. Skye Terrier

This compact canine isn’t the typical terrier type.  Give this dog his daily walk and he will be content to curl up on the couch. As long as his human is close, the Skye Terrier is a happy non-camper.


2. Tibetan Spaniel

Bred for companionship, the Tibetan Spaniel needs a daily leg stretch (as all dogs do) before they reclaim their place on the sofa, next to a warm body of course.


3. Newfoundland

Weighing in between 150-175 pounds, the Newfoundland is an incredibly easy breed to keep happy. After a walk they’re content to stretch out on a Lazy-boy next to their human. However, they may wonder why the human isn’t so keen to share the furniture with them.


4. Basset Hound

These droopy eared canines are just as enjoyable to watch romp as they are to snuggle with. Bassets are likely to share a companion’s taste in movies, music and snacks provided they get first dibs on the snacks.


5. Whippet

Swifter than lions, the whippets feet may skim the ground as they fly around a dog park, working off the long night’s sleep. By the time they get home, it’s time for a long siesta, and some good old fashioned snuggle time.


6. Great Dane

Don’t let the size fool you, Great Danes are incredibly laid back and content to bask in the warmth of the sun, next to the person they love most. Snacks are optional, but should be considered. Daily walks are encouraged, to rev up the appetite.


7. Havanese

Cheerful, loyal, happy, gentle are a few of the adjectives used to describe the Havanese. They are considered playful, a rousing game of fetch in the living room, a daily walk and hours of cuddles, this dog would continue to be cheerful and happy.


8. Chinese Crested

Whether it is decided to live with the “powder puff” or the “hairless” variety, the Chinese Crested breed is considered charming and friendly. Use the couch time to knit a sweater for the hairless one it may need a little extra warmth on those chilly morning walks.


9. English Mastiff

Belly scratches. English Mastiffs love a good belly scratch, while stretched out across the sofa, watching Dog TV. The dog may seem reluctant to go on his daily walk, that is only because the couch cushions are finally where he wants them.


10. Greyhound

Laid back and devoted, two words greyhound owners use to describe this breed. These racing dogs have earned their spots on the couch. With a daily walk about town, there is nothing better than circling a cushion three times and plopping down for a spell.

11. Irish Wolfhounds

Notice a trend here? Like the Great Dane, the Irish Wolfhound is another giant breed with a huge heart for snuggling. They do need more space than most dogs, but they love nothing more than cuddling up with their owner on the sofa or bed.

12. Mixed Breeds

Here’s the honest truth: All breeds can be cuddlers, including mixed breeds! Remember, adoption is always the best option. All of these breeds are available at local shelters and rescues.

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Written by Justin Palmer
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