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Top Companion Dogs

March 19, 2023

Some dogs are bred for hunting, others for herding, and some for just being adorable and wanting to cuddle up! These pups are known as companion dogs and generally have extremely lovable and caring personalities. They enjoy a lap and relaxation. If you are looking for a companion dog, consider one of the five below as they are our picks for the top companion dogs.

Papillon

The Papillon is small, soft and loving breed of dog. They are at times playful and active, but love the comfort of a lap. They make great family pets and do well with children. The Papillon is considered a toy spaniel and is sure to win your heart… And lap.

Breed Facts

HEIGHT:8 to 12 inches

WEIGHT:5 to 10 pounds

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:Long and straight coat that can be found in white with markings in red, sable, black, or lemon.

Chihuahua

Chihuahuas are known for their loyalty and desire to build a strong bond with their family. These tiny pups do well in all styles of housing. They are kid friendly and mom approved dogs that absolutely love a warm lap and blanket. They are also very social dogs who tend to do well with other pets in the home.

Breed Facts

HEIGHT: 5 to 9 inches

WEIGHT:4 to 7 Pounds

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:Short or long coat that can be found in black, white, fawn and blue.

French Bulldog

The French Bulldog is one of the most laidback dog breeds you can find. They adore their family and love to curl up and nap next to anyone who is willing to. They are not overly energetic and have very warm and approachable demeanors. They make great family pets who tend to get along well with children and other pets in the home. The French Bulldog is certainly a top companion dog and one to be considered.

Breed Facts

HEIGHT: 10 to 13 inches

WEIGHT:19 to 30 pounds

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:Stocky build with a large head and short snout. Their smooth coat can be found in a variety of solid colors or brindle.

Golden Retriever

The Golden retriever is one of the sweetest and caring breeds of dog you will find. This breed is very eager to please his family and enjoys being around them. They are not known for any aggression and their warm and outgoing personality make them a great companion dog. They also do well with other dogs in the home as well as children.

Breed Facts

HEIGHT: 23 to 26 inches (male); 21 to 24 inches (female)

WEIGHT:60 to 75 pounds (male); 50 to 65 pounds (female)

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:Large head with expressive eyes; Their medium length coat can be found in shades from light golden to red.

Shih Tzu

The Shih Tzu is believed to have originated in Tibet and originally owned by Chinese emperors. This small breed of dog is known for its ability to cheer just about anyone up. They love one-on-one time with their family and enjoy napping along side of you. This breed has a very welcoming personality and does well with families that have children. These are just some of the reasons the Shih Tzu is as popular as it is today.

Breed Facts

HEIGHT: 7 to 11 inches

WEIGHT:9 to 19 pounds

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:Can be found with a long double coat in many different colors.

Pug

The Pug is sure to bring a smile to your face! This adorable pup is a joy to be around and known for its companionship qualities. The Pug enjoys his family and looks forward to spending time with his family. They make great companion dogs much thanks to their personality and demeanor. Those looking for a loving and warm and gentle pup should certainly consider the Pug.

Breed Overview

HEIGHT: 10 to 14 inches

WEIGHT:14 to 19 pounds

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS:Their smooth coat can be found in several different colors including black and fawn.

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