Loving and Independent Dogs: Here are the 10 most and least affectionate breeds of adorable dog - from the Afghan to the Lab ๐Ÿ•

Here are the dog breeds that just love to snuggle up, and the pups that are likely to prefer their own space.

Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years โ€“ according to Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared by nearly eight percent โ€“ and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.

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 worth considering before making a decision is that certain breeds of dog are very loving and affectionate, liking nothing more than snuggling up to their owners for a cuddle.

Meanwhile, others just arenโ€™t so demonstrative, having a more independent attitude and more likely to keep themselves to themselves in their own bed of an evening โ€“ rather than on the couch next to you. So, here are the 10 most and least affectionate breeds of dog.

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