Not all dogs are naturally predisposed to cuddles on the couch. Here are the breeds not known for their affectionate natures.

Less Affectionate Dogs: These are the 10 least loving breeds of adorable dog that may turn down snuggles - including the Scottish Terrier ๐Ÿ•

These breeds of dog can make wonderful and proud pets, but prospective owners should be aware that they may not welcome demonstrative displays of affection.

A huge number of us decided to welcome new pups into our homes over the last couple of years โ€“ according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared over the global pandemic.

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

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Thereโ€™s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Corenโ€™s book โ€˜The Intelligence of Dogsโ€™ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

One thing to take into consideration is that some dogs simply arenโ€™t as affectionate towards their owners than others.

It doesnโ€™t mean that they wonโ€™t make a loyal and valued pet, just that if you are looking for a dog that will happily cuddle for hours you should look elsewhere.

Here are the 10 least affectionate breeds of dog, according to the American Kennel Club.

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