Velcro dogs: 10 adorable dog breeds most likely to cling to their owners like glue, including the adorable Labrador Retriever

One thing to take into consideration is that some dogs are well known for their propensity to turn into so called “velcro dogs”.

Many of us have decided to welcome new puppies into our homes over the past two years – according to figures from the Kennel Club, dog ownership has soared nearly eight percent during the global pandemic .

There are 221 different purebred dog breeds to choose from, as well as plenty of crossbreeds, so there’s a lot of thought to go into before selecting the latest addition to your family.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with psychologist Stanley Coren’s book “The Intelligence of Dogs” ranking breeds by instinct, obedience and adaptability.

They are animals that tend to stick to their owners like glue, becoming anxious even if separated for a short time.

In a way, this can be good – making you feel completely loved by your pooch, who will be eager to please and very unlikely to run away or get lost.

But it can also be exhausting if your dog is never content to curl up alone for a few hours while you take care of other parts of your life.

Of course, not all puppies of a breed prone to this personality will turn out to be so needy, but it’s not worth it that they are the ones that are likely to be the most clingy.

So here are the 10 breeds of puppies likely to become “velcro dogs”.

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