Dogs love to cuddle, but certain breeds are more cuddly than others, if you are about to adopt a new dog, and you want to know what dogs that like to cuddle the most, well, this article can help you select the right breed for you.
Why do dogs like to cuddle?
Dogs like cuddling because It provides warmth. Cuddling goes back to earlier times when dogs needed body heat to keep warm. Puppies snuggle with one another to keep warm. When you get cold you can snuggle up under a blanket, but for our dogs it’s not that easy.
But cuddling isn’t just about warmth, it’s also a way to show love and affection (dogs that receive affection actually perform better on tasks). And cuddling is one way in which dogs strengthen their bond with their owners.
Cuddling is also a great stress reliever. When you cuddle with someone you love and you care about, even with your dog! Both your body and your dog’s body release a hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin is the love hormone, plays a role in social bonding, trust, and helps you to deal better with stress.
Here’s a list of 5 dogs that like to cuddle:
Greyhounds known as “the world’s fastest 40 mph couch potato” are gentle, fast and can reach speeds of over 65km per hour.
Greyhounds look very aggressive dogs as they were bred for hunting and racing, but actually they are one of the gentlest dogs in the world.
They are very affectionate, intelligent and loyal to their owners. Good with other dogs, and with other pets if raised with them.
Pugs are considered one of the oldest dog breeds, they have a short face with deep wrinkles and big expressive eyes, the thing that gave them a unique unusual look and made them a popular breed. Pugs love to snuggle and tend to have a lazy nature (they spend a lot of time napping). Pugs are also great watchdogs and very loyal to their owners.
Weigh between 100 to 150 pounds, the Newfoundland is an incredibly easy breed to keep happy. After a walk they’re content to stretch out on a sofa next to their owners. They are highly loyal and make ideal working dogs. They are in general good with other pets and animals.
There are many types of mastiffs: American Mastiff, English Mastiff, Alpine Mastiff, Cane Corso.. etc. Mastiffs in general, tend to be calm and quiet dogs.
This is an extremely loyal breed, they are not typically aggressive unless they are protecting their owners and families.
Mastiffs will do okay in an apartment if they are sufficiently exercised.
Great Danes, a German breed of domestic dog known for their giant size. They are friendly toward other pets as well as people. The Great Dane is gentle, loving, sensitive and cuddling dogs. They are moderately protective of their owners and are generally considered as good guardians. They make a pleasant, great family companion.
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