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

Less Loving Dogs 2024: Here are the 10 least affectionate breeds of dog that often turn down cuddles - including the Scottish Terrier 🐶

These breeds of dog can make wonderful 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 few years – according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership has soared to record levels.

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.

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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 to take into consideration is that some dogs simply aren’t as affectionate towards their owners than others.

It doesn’t mean that they won’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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