1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
This dog breed is very friendly and likes getting close and intimate with everyone it meets. These dogs are so friendly and cuddly that even though it might have never seen you before, if it sees you sitting down and looking friendly, it will jump into your lap and show you kindness and gentleness. These dogs are not the right choice if you are looking for a watchdog, but if you want an honest companion, you need look no further. If you accept it as a part of your family, it will shower you with love and affection. But besides being cuddly and loving, they are also very playful and like chasing other small animals, so keeping it on a leash when going for a walk would be a smart thing to do. If its personality doesn’t make your heart melt, its beautiful eyes will, and when you see the warmness in them you will surely feel the urge to pet them – and that is exactly what they want. This dog is a long term commitment, and if you are ready for that your life could be truly enriched by their company.
This breed of dog was originally bred to hunt badgers, rabbits, foxes and other such animals, but today they are considered great family members. Dachshunds are usually small in size and a great addition to the family. They are cute and cheerful, but also funny in an adorable way. They are sometimes called sausage dogs or wiener dogs, because of their body shape. These dogs are very confident, intelligent and brave – you can count on them to be protective of you, and even stand up to larger dogs to show that it is on your side. Dachshunds are very playful and like be around you whatever you do. And when they want to play, they want to play – there is no convincing them in doing otherwise. They like to express themselves vocally, which may annoy you (and your neighbor), but you will forget all the nervousness when your dog curls up besides you and gives you all the love in the world. This dog is the whole package, and the joy it can bring into your family is immeasurable.
Very loyal and dependable, this good-natured, affectionate dog is a perfect family pet. It got its name from the place of its origin. Originally bred to be a working dog, the Newfoundland is now a great family companion. It grows very large in size, so if you are the type of person who likes a dog while it is small and cute, move along. A dog is a life-long commitment and if you are not sure if you can handle it, it is better not to get it in the first place. This dog is sweet, cuddly and loveable. It is very intelligent and good with children, and always wants to please its human friends and family. It particularly likes spending time with its family and it doesn’t like to be on its own. When you pet it and show it affection, you will make it the happiest dog in the world.
4. Australian Shepherd
Originally, this breed was developed to herd livestock, and it still remains a working dog in its heart. However, it can also be a great family companion if you channel its energy the right way. These dogs need plenty of exercise, and that can be a very good thing if you have children, as the time spent with these dogs will never be boring. However, when they have had their exercise, they like cuddling up with their human companion and sharing quiet loving moments of joy. They are very loyal and protective and you simply cannot avoid loving their personality. If you have an active family, this dog will fit into it very well. If you give them a chance, they will try to get as close to you as possible. When resting, their favorite places are your lap, your legs or your feet, and they will always try to claim their place there. These dogs are not for everyone, but if you choose to take one and adopt it as a part of your family, it will never seize to make you smile.
5. English Toy Spaniel
English Toy Spaniel is a quiet breed of dog that prefers having a single person as their human companion. These dogs are gentle and sweet and it is hard not to fall in love with them as soon as you get to know them. This breed was developed specifically for companionship purposes. They don’t require much exercise and are pretty laid back. Their favorite activity is sitting besides their favorite person quietly giving them all the love they have. As they don’t need much physical activity, they are perfect for anyone who likes dogs, and especially seniors who can’t handle bigger and more demanding breeds. These dogs are very devoted to their owners, and if separated for a longer period of time they can suffer from separation anxiety. English Toy Spaniels get along well with kids, but it is not recommended to keep them if you have very small children, as they don’t do well with noise and excess excitement.
The Mastiff is one of the oldest breeds of dog in the world. He is a great friend and companion to anyone who has enough space in their home for a dog of this size and doesn’t mind a little drool here and there. Mastiff is considered the largest breed in the world, as it can weigh 220 pounds or more. Despite its great size and its somewhat scary look, these dogs are very kind, calm and quiet and they enjoy spending time with their family. They are especially affectionate towards children even though they can sometimes unintentionally knock them over just by bumping into them. These dogs like walks and playing outdoors, but they much rather spend time inside their home, in the company of their family. They will try hard to be a lap dog, regardless of their size, and they will give you a lot of love. Sure, a dog of this size can sometime create some inconveniences, but they are easily disregarded when considering their unconditional love and friendship.
7. Bichon Frise
Bichon Frise is a very cheerful small dog that loves to play and cuddle. This dog has a lot of love to give, and it will give you all of it. Bichon Frise looks like a children’s toy, and it acts like one, too. There are not many breeds of dog that are able to bring so much happiness and enthusiasm into a family home as this one. These dogs enjoy play time and are always happy, unless when they are left alone for long periods of time. They are always affectionate and gentle, especially to their family and children. They are so attached to their humans that when they are apart from them for a long time, they suffer from separation anxiety. They don’t like being alone, and they will follow you around everywhere you go. They are the happiest when you give them attention and cuddle them, and their brightness will never seize to make you smile. They are so happy and gentle that they are a desirable guest in hospitals and nursing homes, as they bring joy to patients.
Pugs are affectionate, cuddly and sweet dogs who like to carry themselves with dignity. Their face with deep wrinkles and big dark eyes will not leave you feeling indifferent and they will surely make you smile. This breed of dogs was bred for Chinese nobility, but nowadays they are a part of many families where they follow their beloved owners every step they make. Pugs are generally very loveable and gentle and many of them are lickers – they will spend most of their time licking themselves, people, but also objects such as pillows and carpets. That is a part of their personality and you can’t do much about it. Pugs have a very inquisitive nature, and they will eat anything, even the things you don’t consider edible. But overall, this bread is very affectionate and loyal, and you can’t help but see them as charming and cute; they are also very playful and mischievous (and sometimes very stubborn), which can make their training challenging, but it is definitely worth it as you get a cuddly loving friend who will never leave your side.
9. Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a large, strongly built breed with a dense, water-repellant wavy coatHowever, all Golden Retrievers are blonde, yellow, or gold in colour and all subtypes are susceptible to the same health problems.Golden Retrievers also are very smart dogs that are loyal and friendly to their caregivers. The temperament of the Golden Retriever is a hallmark of the breed, and is described in the standard as “kindly, friendly and confident”.Golden Retrievers make good family pets, particularly as they are patient with children. They are particularly valued for their high level of sociability towards people, calmness, and willingness to learn. Obesity is also common in the breed because Golden Retrievers love to eat. They are also noted for their intelligence. The breed is a prominent participant in conformation shows for purebred dogs.
10. German Shepherd
German Shepherds are highly active dogs and described in breed standards as self-assured.The breed is marked by a willingness to learn and an eagerness to have a purpose. They are curious, which makes them excellent guard dogs and suitable for search missions. They can become over-protective of their family and territory, especially if not socialized correctly. They are not inclined to become immediate friends with strangers.German Shepherds are highly intelligent and obedient. Well-trained and socialized German Shepherds have a reputation of being very safe.
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