Your dog need not be hostile towards other dogs in order to like humans more that their own kind.

It just happens that some dogs relish the petting, cuddling and of course the regular treats that they can get only from a human and may seek out their company even when other dogs are around to play with.

Though it’s not possible to definitely state that a particular breed will like humans more than other dogs or the other way around, some dog breeds do give the impression that they prefer to stick with their human companions as compared to their four-legged friends. 

Below is a list of dog breeds that we think are happier when they are tucked close to their human companion than their furry friends.

American true-bred collie

1: Collie

Every Collie owner can attest to the fact that this breed just loves human company.

This extremely lovable and charming breed is possibly the most human-friendly among all breeds and takes great care of their owners.

They are very proud, but they are also exceptionally loyal, so loyal that even if they may be enjoying the company of other dogs they will come to you often for a pat or reassurance.

Moreover, they are very tolerant and will allow you to take some liberties with them.

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2: Maltese

Most of the toy and miniature breeds like to stay by the side of their owners.

A Labrador might jump right into the dirt the instant it enters a dog park and romp with the other dogs, but a Bichon Frise or the Maltese is most likely to stick by your side, really close or it may move away for a bit and run back to you frequently for a pat or a rub.

Of course, there are some miniature breeds like the Chihuahua that sizzle up while in company of another Chihuahua, but the Maltese, the Bichon Frise and the Brussels Griffon and a number of other similar sized dogs give the impression that they prefer the petting, cuddling by humans and a warm bed.

english bulldog portrait

3: Bulldog

They may be all wrinkled up and funny looking, but the Bulldogs are one of the most people-pleasing and the friendliest breed of all.

They are very tolerant and calm, and they don’t mind if your toddler trips over them accidently or pull their ears.

Heavy set and panting constantly, Bulldogs may prefer to avoid romping in the park, but you can be sure to count on your Bulldog to cuddle up by your side while you watch your favorite TV show marathon.