Top Velcro Dogs – 10 Dogs That Won’t Leave Your Side
Dogs are faithful companions but some breeds stick to you a little closer than others. These so-called Velcro dogs will adhere to your side like a product by 3M, which by the way is not a sponsor. You’ll never be alone again. Like ever. Let’s check out top 10 clingiest dog breeds.
Often considered a fierce guard dog, in the home the Doberman is quite a different animal than the Hollywood stereotype might suggest.
According to Desert Harbor Doberman Rescue of Arizona, Dobermans are called Velcro dogs. You’ll never be alone in the bathroom, or the closet, or the laundry room again.
Wherever you are, your Doberman will be there. If you don’t want a constant close companion, don’t get a Dobie. Their greatest pleasure is to be close to you. That’s part of their breeding, after all.
Dobermans are inside dogs meant to be part of the family. No Doberman should ever be kept outside or isolated from his or her human and dog family. All dogs are animals who live in packs and that goes double for Dobies. You are your Doberman’s pack. Be prepared to assume that role.
Little dogs in particular can be clingy. Frenchies are certainly no exception and are fiercely loyal, and sometimes literally follow their owner to the ends of the earth.
French Bulldogs were bred to serve as companion dogs, so that’s why it’s not surprising why they’re also known as Velcro dogs. Not surprisingly, the Frenchie is a wonderful companion, loving and sweet.
With a Frenchie, you’ll always have someone waiting for you at the door when you come home.
Since they’re so small, they’ll fit beside you comfortably when it’s nap time. But, If left alone for too long, the Frenchie may experience separation anxiety.
There’s not a lot of reasons to leave your Frenchie at home though. This is a sociable, friendly dog that gets along well with everyone.
If you have a German Shepherd, you don’t have to worry about being alone. This dog is stuck to you like velcro, providing companionship and protection like few other breeds.
To the uninitiated, it’s a little known fact that the German Shepherd is so clingy. Its air of confidence often disguises its velcro nature.
But at home with its favorite people, the German Shepherd won’t let you be alone for even the shortest amount of time. Expect to be followed everywhere. Even telling your German Shepherd “Out” will only result in a temporary retreat.
From the moment you wake up until the moment you go to sleep your German Shepherd will always have you in its line of sight.
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Well, the Chihuahua might not be a big, bad German Shepherd, but you won’t convince it of that.
Though it was never bred to follow their humans around, like many working breeds, over hundreds of years, the chihuahua has become an extremely popular choice amongst those who wish to never be without their pup at their side, mostly due to their size. While they are lightweight and easily portable, it should be noted that they are also fiercely loyal to their owner, almost to a fault. Chihuahuas are known to defend their owners despite their small stature.
At home, the Chihuahua is happiest lounging on its person’s lap with the occasional romp around the living room. They tend to pick one favorite person in the family, but for the most part are friendly to everyone in the household.
Chihuahuas are especially territorial and take a dim view of security breaches. This is one of the reasons they bark so much and dislike strangers in the house. They are respected for their watch-dog abilities, although they lack the size to actually do anything about an intrusion.
6. American Pit Bull Terrier
Often incorrectly labeled as an aggressive breed, lovers of the American Pit Bull Terrier know the truth about pit bulls is simple: They’re sweet, smart, hilarious, loyal companions.
Pibbles are among the most lovable dogs in the world. They love to snuggle, cuddle, roll over for belly rubs, crawl in your lap if you’ll allow it, and stay as close to you as possible all day long. Pibbles are the original “velcro dog.”
These affectionate dogs will cuddle you, and cuddle you hard. Get ready to have your lap sat on by a 60+ pound barrel of love.
If you’re looking for a guard dog, the American Pit Bull Terrier is usually a bit to friendly for that duty, often greeting strangers with a friendly tail wag. But, sometimes that bad reputation can be enough to get the job done.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels little are absolutely adorable with their long curly ears and their pretty coloring – and that could be part of why it’s so easy for Cavie owners to get just as clingy as the dogs themselves. If you want kisses and snuggles from a dog, this breed is a top contender.
It helps that the dog is small enough to take anywhere and to comfortably fit into your lap, a place your Cavie would just as soon stay.
Despite its royal roots, the Cavie will not shy away from an undignified romp in the garden or a fun game of chase the squirrel.
But, when it’s time to relax, your Cavie will be quite content snuggled up beside you on the sofa.
Bred to work closely with hunters, the Golden Retriever is no stranger to companionship. In fact, you’d have trouble finding a more loyal dog.
They are so loyal in fact that Goldens are the de facto family dog throughout the world.
These velcro dogs are sweet, loving, loyal and generally make wonderful family pets. They are outgoing “people” dogs. They prefer to be close to their humans whenever possible. They are generally next to you, on top of you or lying at (or on) your feet. Most will follow you adoringly from room to room. Because they love to be with their people, despite their larger size, Goldens generally do not make good outside dogs; they are indoor companions. Goldens left as outside dogs may become depressed, neurotic, and destructive.
The Italian Greyhound is often described as being a unique breed among dog breeds. They are true creatures of comfort and they are well known as a “Velcro dog”.
They cannot think of a better place to be than right there by your side or on your lap.
The Iggy, as the breed is often called, was bred to be a companion and to be by your side, snuggle next to you, and keep you warm.
This breed is definitely considered a lap dog and some say that they are very cat-like.
Italian Greyhounds might not be not for everyone, but if you are looking for a playful dog that also loves to spend time on your lap and by your side, then this may be the perfect little dog for you.
The cousin of the Golden Retriever, the Labrador was also bred to work closely with humans.
And, Labradors are faithful companions. They are usually always by your side, many will follow you from room to room. They will also lie in the kitchen while you cook and at your feet while you watch TV.
If you don’t want that much togetherness, a Labrador isn’t for you!
But, if you want a loyal family companion, you really can’t go wrong with a Lab.
Like the Golden and most of the Velcro dogs on this list, the Labrador is not well-suited for a backyard existence. They are family dogs and want nothing more than to be where the family is. If you just throw one of these dogs out in the backyard, you won’t have a happy dog on your hands.
1. Great Dane
There was no better breed to choose to be Scooby Doo than the stick to your side Great Dane.
Many can be found following their owners from room to room, demonstrating the affectionate and oft-used term “Velcro Dane.”
The Great Dane is often described as a “gentle giant,” and it can be a very sensitive companion.
Because of the Dane’s size, many would venture to think of it as an ideal outdoor pet. This could not be further from the truth. The Dane must be kept as an indoor dog, due to its sensitive and social nature.
Yes, be prepared for a dog that can weigh between 120 to 200 pounds trying to find a way to fit into your lap. No one told the Dane it wasn’t a Chihuahua, afterall.
Great Danes are great with children and naturally protective, making it a wonderful family protector. Although you might want to have a large house for this dog to stretch out in.
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