10 of the Most Affectionate Dogs on the Planet

10 of the Most Affectionate Dogs on the Planet

There are some truly adorable and loving dogs on the planet, breeds like the Labrador Retriever which is a firm favourite as a family pet and has been for decades. However, there are many more breeds which boast being truly affectionate canines, some of them are large, gentle giants whereas others are dinky little dogs that just adore being around people. When it comes to wanting to please their owners, these four-legged furry creatures are the best ever and they bring a lot of pleasure into their owner's lives.

The Adorable Bichon Frise

The cute and adorable Bichon Friseis renowned for being a really cheerful little character. They are playful canines that just love being around people. When it comes to a cuddle or two, a Bichon Frisé is always ready and waiting for a hug. For allergy sufferers this happy-go-lucky dog is the perfect choice due to the fact they are considered as being "low-shedders".

The Stunning Vizsla

Vizslas are stunning looking dogs and although they were originally bred for hunting, today they are a firm favourite as a family pet. The breed is renowned for being super intelligent which makes them very easy to train and when it comes to affectionate canines, the Vizsla is a truly loving character and they adore being around children who they will instinctively watch over and protect which makes them a great choice as a family pet. If you lead an active life you could share with a busy canine, a Vizsla could be your perfect four-legged friend.

The Ever Lovable Bulldog

Bulldogs are real characters, they are gentle and incredibly affectionate and loyal canines. The breed also boasts being extremely good around children which is why they are such popular family pets. Bulldogs show a tremendous amount of patience when they around "little people" forming strong bonds with the whole family. They are clever, clown like, always full of fun and they can keep kids happy for hours playing lots of interactive games.

The Busy & Fun Loving Collie

Collies have earned themselves a super friendly and affectionate reputation all thanks to films like "Lassie". They are one of the most well-known canines throughout the world and form strong bonds with the people they love. They remain devoted to their owners throughout their lives always ready to please and are super attentive to every little movement that's made. Collies do love to be active which is when they are at their happiest which means they are the perfect choice for people who lead active outdoor lives!

The Proud and Affectionate Irish Setter

Irish Setters are lovely looking dogs and they boast loads of energy which they love to expend playing all sorts of interactive games with their owners. They are very affectionate and loyal dogs which has made the breed one of the most popular family dogs on the planet.

The Cute Pug

Pugs are gorgeous little dogs that boast really nice outgoing personalities and they simply adore being around people always ready and willing to please their owners. Pugs boast really kind natures which has made the breed a really popular companion dog and family pet.

The Delightful Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

These lovely dogs boast really kind and sweet natures. They were originally bred as companion dogs and for centuries the breed has been prized not only for their stunning looks, but also because they are extremely good when they are around children which makes them a great choice as a family pet.

The Lovely Cocker Spaniel

The gorgeously cute Cocker Spaniel is one of the most affectionate dogs around. These delightful dogs love clowning around but they are gentle creatures with loving and very trustworthy natures especially around children. Cocker Spaniels are among the most popular family pets, they are easy going and adore lots of affection.

The Loving Rescue Dog

If you can offer a home to a rescue dog, their gratitude will bring a smile to your face every time you do anything together. Offering a second chance at happiness to a canine friend is a great thing to be able to do and the rewards are tremendous. You'll have a very affectionate companion to share your life and your home with which gives everyone a real "feel good" factor all round.


There are many dog breeds in the world and they all show their affection in many different ways. The ten dogs listed above are just a few loving and affectionate canines that people like to share their homes with but there are plenty of others too. Whether it's a miniature poodle or a gorgeous large Tibetan Mastiff one of the most expensive breeds on the planet, each and every furry canine friend has their own unique character, personality and loving natures!

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