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7 Dog Breeds With Sensitive Souls

When we call a dog “sensitive,” we don’t mean it in a bad way. We’re just talking about dogs that are a little bit more emotionally delicate than others. Some dogs handle mild punishment very well, while others crumble apart at so much as a dirty look. This just means they’re very sensitive toward their owners, which is usually a good thing! If you’re looking for a dog that’s very receptive to your emotions, look no further than this list!

#1 – American Pit Bull Terrier

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The American Pit Bull Terrier might have a bad rap, but they’re actually very sensitive dogs. Even when you take their rough history into account, the breed was developed to be soft and gentle toward their owners – only to hunt and fight other animals. Today, they’re very loving and affectionate dogs that do respond strongly to their owner’s emotions.

#2 – Australian Shepherd

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Australian Shepherds are hard-headed toward livestock, but very sensitive to their handlers. This breed is affectionate and social, enjoying quality time with their owners regardless of the activity. Their sensitivity makes them easy to train for various working venues and dog sports.

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#3 – Border Collie

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Like the Australian Shepherd, the Border Collie has been bred to work long hours in tough conditions. That said, they’re very soft dogs – emotionally sensitive to their handlers. Their sensitivity also makes them easy to train and work with because they respond very well to their owner’s desires. This aspect is one of the reasons you see Border Collies being so successful at working venues and dog sports of all kinds.

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