When it comes to finding the right pet for you, knowing about the different dog breeds can be critical in picking the perfect pup. Knowing which dogs are good with children, seniors, or are all about that lazy life can be crucial in getting a dog that works with you and your lifestyle.
And if there is one thing that might be extremely important to know as a pet parent, it might just be which dog breeds tend to be rather clingy. In fact, as The Scotsman points out, these dog breeds are often referred to as “velcro dogs” because of how they stick to their owner’s side.
While we have no problem with a dog that might be deemed as clingy, it is always a good idea to know if that is a characteristic of whatever breed you are considering bringing home. And when you think about not only your lifestyle, but your own personality, it is important to figure out if a dog that is clingy will end up being a good fit in your home.
So what are five dog breeds that are known for their clingy ways? The answers might surprise you!
5 dog breeds that are known for being clingy
- Border Collie – As someone who has owned a Border Collie in the past, I can confirm the cling factor. But, it makes sense that this breed is all about being close to their owners, since they typically have to work side by side with their owner as working dogs. And it is important to note that this is one dog that does not handle being alone for long periods of time well. In fact, they can get downright destructive. (We loved our Snoopy, but she had no problem letting us know that she was not happy with us leaving her side for extended periods of time.)
- Shetland Sheepdog – Much like a Border Collie, these dogs are known for being great herding dogs. However, this also means that they are all about being up close and personal with their owners. So it makes sense that this is a breed that clings.
- Golden Retriever – Honestly, if you know a Golden Retriever, then you probably already known about their clinginess. This is a breed that truly loves their owners and wants to be close to them at all times. They are all about that family life and that means that they thrive on affection and being with their humans.
- Labrador Retriever – It probably comes as no shock that the cousin of the Golden Retriever would also be a clingy pup. And again, as someone who has owned a Labrador Retriever, I can confirm that this is a breed of dog that lives for affection and being at their human’s side at all times. In fact, forget privacy, this pup will literally sit with you in the bathroom if given half a chance. We love these pups and they love us, and that means that they really are all about that clingy life.
- French Bulldog – Did you know that the French Bulldog is also a clingy dog? Well, it turns out that these pups have no problem being your shadow. And while we have never owned one, they are family dogs and we have witnessed their affection and how they like to be at their owner’s side at all times. These pups are all about getting attention and they have no problem with cuddle sessions.