Lap dogs are dogs that are both small enough to be held in the arms or lie comfortably on a person’s lap and temperamentally predisposed to do so. Here are 12 best lap dog breeds for cuddly owners.
#1 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed originating from the United Kingdom. They have long ears, big eyes and an expressive face, many say it’s a sweet face. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is very gentle, affectionate, calm, graceful and charming, always likes to be with their owners and they are also rarely bark. They are also dogs that are very adaptable to different family environments and their lifestyle depends heavily on the owner’s lifestyle.
#2 – Japanese Chin
The Japanese Chin, also known as the Japanese Spaniel, is a small breed of dog that weighs only about 7-11 pounds.The Japanese Chin is an intelligent, friendly, independent dog, often silent, and rarely barking. In addition, the Japanese Chin is also considered the most cat-like breed because they like to rest on high surfaces, have good balance, and tend to hide in unexpected places. However, they are also a defensive and alert animal, so they will bark to attract attention to alert a stranger or something unusual.
#3 – Pug
The Pug is a small breed originating from China. They have large round heads, many wrinkles, a short nose and 2 big eyes that look extremely cute. Pug are lovable, fun, and a little mischievous, they are also quite lazy and like to sleep, and always likes to be with their owner. Pug is also a dog that doesn’t need grooming and exercise too much. They spend a lot of time with you and lying next to you or on your lap while you are working from home. The Pug is also a great companion for the elderly and children.
#4 – Chihuahua
The Chihuahua is a small breed of dog, weighing no more than 6 pounds, is native to Mexico. They come in 2 versions: smooth coat (smooth-haired) and long coat (long-haired). With the Short-Hair-Chihuahua version, they almost need no grooming and do not take much time for cleaning. Chihuahuas are loyal, intelligent and charming dogs. They are the ideal pet for families living in city apartments with busy lives already and with their small size, you can easily take them with you to go meet friends or even travel long days. Chihuahua is also a dog breed that licks its owner a lot to show love and increase attachment to the owner. In addition, Chihuahuas are also considered a watch dog because they tend to bark at strange objects or strange sounds.
#5 – Pekingese
The Pekingese is a breed of toy dog originating from China. They are also known by other names as “Lion Dog” because they have long fur covering their neck and chest like a lion’s mane. The Pekingese’s long, profuse coat requires weekly bathing and brushing in order not to be matted and tangled. In addition, Pekingeses are loyal, affectionate, confident, charming, alert dogs and can be considered good watch dogs. Pekingeses are also low to moderate energy dogs and spend a lot of time sleeping.
#6 – Papillon
The Papillon is a small breed of dog, with its outer appearance highlighted by large ears, resembling butterfly wings. They are also an intelligent, friendly, adventurous dogs, most of the time they are happy, they are a bit mischievous, enjoy being active and are willing to engage in fun activities with cats. However, Papillon should also be given rigorous training and mental stimulation to prevent behavioral issues arising from boredom. They are also quick-learning dogs and love to learn new things.
#7 – Pomeranian
Pomeranian, also known simply as Pom, is a breed of dog of the Spitz type originating from Pomerania. The Pomeranian has a double coat, ruffled, especially the ruffled fur around the neck that makes them look like cute fur balls. Pomeranian comes in the widest variety of colors of any dog breed and the popular colors are: orange, red, white, black. The Pomeranian is intelligent, friendly, lively, playful, sometimes aggressive to prove themselves, and they like to be the center of attention. The Pomeranian is always ready for a trip with their owner.
#8 – Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu is also known as the Chinese Lion Dog, a small breed originating from China. They have a straight, silky coat and this coat has minimal shedding, and Shih Tzu is also considered a dog that does not aggravate allergy symptoms. The Shih Tzu is affectionate, loyal, outgoing, playful, alert, and sometimes stubborn. In addition, the Shih Tzu also likes to stay close, following their owner from room to room and always likes to sit on their owner lap.
#9 – Yorkshire Terrier
The Yorkshire Terrier, also known as Yorkie, is a small terrier originating from England, weighing no more than 7 pounds. Yorkie is a dog with personality, they are often likened to Vikings, they are fun, affectionate, loyal, giving their owners many laughter. Nowadays, the Yorkshire Terrier appears much and lives happily in families in America as a great companion and lap dog.
#10 – Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is a small breed, with a cute, small appearance, featuring a head covered with round fur and big eyes. The Bichon Frise is a dog that is suitable for allergy sufferers because it has a fur that does not readily shed and is considered hypoallergenic. In addition, the Bichon Frise is also friendly, adaptable companion, alert, playful, quite mischievous and curious. However, they need a lot of love, affection and time from their owners because they always want to be with, please their owners and love to snuggle with their owners.
#11 – Maltese
The Maltese is a small dog with a weight not exceeding 7 pounds. They are covered with long, straight, smooth white coat. They also shed very little hair, and will not aggravate allergies. Maltese have a gentle and playful personality, stable health, adaptability and long life. With their small size, they can be easily exercised with indoor games without having to go out. This is also a breed suitable for all ages.
#12 – Lhasa Apso
The Lhasa Apso is a non-sporting dog breed originating in Tibet. In the past, they were bred as a watchdog in Buddhist monasteries. The Lhasa Apso is famous for a floor-length, flat-hanging coat, parted in the middle and draping each side of the body. Lhasa Apsos are intelligent, loyal, independent, comical dogs and they are also quite wary of strangers. In addition, The Lhasa Apso is a low-to-moderate energy dog and spends a lot of time sleeping.