Almost all dogs are affectionate with their families, and many are also affectionate with strangers, but some breeds simply cannot cuddle enough to meet their needs. If you’re looking for a puppy who loves to be by your side, lie in your lap, or pay attention to yourself then you definitely need to check out the breeds on this list. They don’t all fit in your lap, but they will certainly try, and they will definitely try everyone else they meet, too!
Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds, thanks to their friendliness. Golden retrievers are known to be very social with friends and strangers alike. They get along well with people of all ages and even with other animals. They are playful, open, and active dogs, and they are great choices for families with children. They are very affectionate dogs who are always happy to be petted. Incidentally, the same applies to almost all other types of retrievers.
The Brussels Griffon is a small breed that can make up for its small size with its big heart. These dogs are very affectionate and enjoy spending time with their families. Brussels Griffons are very playful and open-minded dogs who want to play with almost everyone they meet. These dogs get along well with children and other animals and are good choices for a lap dog.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel was bred to be a good companion, a job that still sets them apart today. These cute little spaniels thrive on human attention and they will not do well if left alone for long periods of time. They are gentle with everyone they meet. They are very friendly and affectionate and always want to be close to their owners.
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Despite its bad reputation, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is a very loving dog. These dogs may have had a bad past when it comes to other animals, but they were always bred to be social with people and they have retained that trait today. They are very active dogs who get along well with children and when they spend time with you they are more likely to kiss and cuddle than be aggressive.
The Bichon Frisé is a companion known for its playful, open temperament. Bichons want to greet everyone, hang out with everyone, meet new people, or enjoy time with their families. They are a great choice for someone who plans to travel with dogs often because they always want to be close to their owner. This breed does not like to be alone for long periods of time and is prone to separation anxiety.
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world because of its excellent temperament. These fun, open, and social dogs are perfect for anyone looking for a loving companion. Labradors spend time with their families, meet new people, and get on well with other animals. They are a good choice for active families as they get along great with children and want to accompany their owners on outings.
Despite its imposing presence, the Great Dane is actually a gentle giant. They are very clumsy and friendly dogs that often try to sit in their owner’s lap, whether they fit in or not. This breed is known for seeking affection from its owner and often from strangers, and they even get on well with other animals. The great Danes often try to sit on or lean against their owners when they don’t fit in their laps or on the sofa next to them. These dogs are great fun because of their playful and social personality.