Most Affectionate Dog Breeds That Love to Cuddle

Great Dane

“It may seem counterintuitive, but Great Danes love to cuddle,” said editor Bobbie Abdallah.


“Pugs have even earned the nickname of ‘velcro pugs’ because they stick to their humans like velcro,” explained writer Candy Pilar Godoy.

Golden Retriever

This one comes as no surprise to most of us. Retrievers, both Golden and Labrador, are known to be one of the most loving dog breeds.


These low riding pups are known for their tiny frame and their oddly striking resemblance to hot dogs, but these small dogs love to snuggle up next to their human.

Alaskan Klee Kai

“I would say Alaskan Klee Kai are among the most affectionate breeds that I’ve encountered,” said Kieran Beckles.


Boxer’s are known to be on the quieter side, but they remain extremely dedicated to their human and love to show them through snuggling.


“I personally own a Rottweiler and she’s a 100-pound lovebug,” explained dog trainer Danielle Mühlenberg.


The Newfoundland is another a gentle giant like the Great Dane. They are friendly and very calm, but many also love to show affection towards children if trained properly.

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frise are miniature bundles of energy and affection. People are drawn to them because of their fluffy, cotton-ball appearance, and they are just as huggable as they look.

Pit bulls

Often misunderstood, pit bulls are extremely loyal, warm, and very goofy pups.

Jack Russel Terrier

“Jack Russels love to be around people and will not often go off on their own (unless they catch the scent of a rabbit),” joked pet expert Naomi Morris.