Getting a dog is a very serious decision to be made. Some people want active dogs, some people want calm, cool, and collected dogs. If you’re looking to adopt a dog that is super affectionate, you may want to steer clear (or do some further research) on these top 5 least affectionate dog breeds, that way you are fully prepared to bring a pup into your home.
Here’s some more information on the top 5 least affectionate dog breeds!
From 1 to 5, here are the top 5 least affectionate dog breeds to keep an eye out for:
1. Chow Chow
While Chow Chows may looks super fluffy and cuddly, they are far from the cuddly part of that statement. They can tend to be super territorial and kinda unfriendly (if you aren’t their person). They’re not super social either and if left with an untrained or unfamiliar person, they can be quite the troublemaker. Chow Chows are also not super playful and don’t always do the best with younger, smaller children.
*Editor’s Note: I had Chow Chows as a child and while they can definitely be less affectionate than other dogs I have owned since, they were very protective of the people in their immediate family pack. They would snuggle with you when sick, but they were also very independent and definitely believed in sleeping in their own bed.
2. Afghan Hound
These particular pups were originally bred to hunt and can tend to be highly selective to whom they share their affection with. They will usually just ignore strangers and only really form a strong bond with one person, and one person only. Afghans also can be super standoffish if they get the wrong vibe from a stranger or someone else that’s new in their home.
Oddly enough, Basnejis don’t typically bark, they make a very unusual yodeling type of sound. They aren’t super affectionate to their owners, and much like the Afghan Hounds up above, they will tend to just straight up ignore any stranger(s) that just so happens to walk by it. Beware as they will also enjoy showing aggression towards dogs of the same sex, as well as small children.
A Bloodhounds super strong ‘work ethic’ can almost make them seem super distant from their families at home. They can be very stubborn, so when they don’t want to be loving and get pet, then that means that they really don’t want something like that. They do needs tons of activity, though, so if you’re considering a Bloodie, then just make sure to keep something like that in mind.
5. Alaskan Malamute
These pups are super independent ones and not known to curl up on the couch and watch TV all too often. If they’re not properly socialized at an early, young age, then they can tend to be super aggressive. While they can be friendly with families, they do much better with older or even teenage children better than the little younglings.
That’s a wrap on the top 5 least affectionate dog breeds!
Do you own any of these pups that we’ve talked about? If so, then let us know just how non-affectionate they are and what other qualities make them so awesomely special. If not, then what are you waiting for? Go adopt a little furry friend and share pics with us on all of our Dog O’Day socials! Enjoy!