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Different Dogs: Here are the 10 most and least affectionate and loving breeds of adorable dog - from the Afghan to the Labrador Retriever 🐶

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 07/09/2022 David Hepburn

Here are the dog breeds that just love to snuggle up, and the pups that are likely to prefer their own space.

© Some dogs just love to be cuddled.

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

© It'll come as no surprise to anybody who has owned a Labrador Retriever - the UK's most popular dog ...

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

© Just like their Labrador cousins, the Golden Retriever lives to love humans - forming particularly s...

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© The Bichon Frise's favourite spot is on your lap, shortly followed by being curled up at the end of ...

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt. One thing worth considering before making a decision is that certain breeds of dog are very loving and affectionate, liking nothing more than snuggling up to their owners for a cuddle.

© They may occasionally look a little grumpy, but Boxers are known for making unusually deep and stron...

Meanwhile, others just aren’t so demonstrative, having a more independent attitude and more likely to keep themselves to themselves in their own bed of an evening – rather than on the couch next to you. So, here are the 10 most and least affectionate breeds of dog.

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