As you all know, it isn’t just a few breeds of dogs that like to show affection, but here is a place to start. Think of it as a work in progress. With your help we can build this list of Valentine dogs.
To start you off and in Valentines spirit, here are some breeds known for their tendency to stick to its parent like Velcro. Please tell us which type of pooch you think we should also include.
This lively and good-natured dog has a tendency to cling to its human parent. If they are confined too much and not exercised, they can get frustrated and start chewing things. In fact, the only thing that trumps chewing is being with you!
Just as their reputation attests, Golden Retrievers have a calm, tolerant and loving disposition. They are also great with children. No wonder they are the favourite for so many families, and often feature on ads that feature the ‘perfect’ ones.
Just like the Golden Retriever, Labradors are similarly popular family members. They share various similar features – such as big appetite and tendency to love their owners a lot. Labradors can easily form strong and affectionate relationships with younger humans in the house.
These dogs are not known for their pointed features, but they tend to point themselves in the direction of their owners most of the time. They are also the choice for therapy dogs, their gentle disposition able to mend broken hearts. Pugs are happy and very loyal companions who will put the better things in life aside just to be with you.
With a reputation as loyal and sturdy guard dogs, this breed is also incredibly affectionate towards its owners, and could be in the running for #1 Valentine dog! German Shepherds usually want to be in their company 24-7.
This breed loves being with humans and can be dependent on its owner. Italian Greyhounds are often brought up to win races and often later abandoned, something they really don’t like – at all. Fortunately, there are several organisations* out there committed to rehoming and finding them a good environment – to do what they would prefer to do. That is – to chill out with their human companion, rather than run any more races!
Now – over to you. Which breed or hybrid would you pick for velcro valentine dog #1? Let us know in the comments!
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