Dogs who like to be the center of attention are usually friendly, outgoing, active, playful dogs that love to show affection, as well as receive attention from people. Every dog has a unique personality but with each breed often has some similarity in personality, below we have compiled 15 dog breeds that love to be the center of attention.
#1 – Labrador Retriever
The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog originating from United Kingdom and Canada. They have an adorable appearance and an outgoing, friendly, vivacious personality and would love to be the center of attention. The Labrador Retriever is a intelligent, affectionate, playful, energetic, easy to train, easygoing, human-friendly dog that is suitable for making friends with all ages. They show deep affection for their caregivers and owners and they have high separation anxiety so they also require a lot of attention from their owner. Labrador Retrievers are often used as therapy dogs and they are also people who work hard in support, rescue and police work.
#2 – Pomeranian
The Pomeranian, also known simply as the 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. The 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.
#3 – English Springer Spaniel
The English Springer Spaniel is a breed of gun dog originating from England and Spain. The English Springer Spaniel is a medium-sized compact dog with moderately long coat, and they have a gentle expression and a friendly wagging tail. In the late 19th century, English Springer Spaniels was developed as a companion gundog and used for flushing and retrieving game. The English Springer Spaniel is a friendly, playful, obedient dog, and wants to be the focus of attention and always craving exercise and stimulating spirit on a regular basis. However, they may not get along well with cats.
#4 – 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. Pugs are lovable, fun, and a little mischievous, but they are also quite lazy and spend a lot of time with you and lying next to you or on your lap while you are working from home. Pugs are very clingy, always want to get the attention of their owners, and often have actions that attract the attention of their owners.
#5 – French Bulldog
The French Bulldog, also known as the Frenchie, is a medium-to-small-sized companion or toy dog that originated in France. The French Bulldog is a petite dog with a cute face with erect ears, short nose, big head and wrinkles. Most of the time French Bulldog is cheerful, friendly, always likes to be with their owner and being the center of attention. Although they are always very excited and energetic when playing with you, they are also low to moderate energy dogs and spend a lot of time sleeping. In addition, the French Bulldog is also a dog that does not need a lot of outdoor exercise, so those living in city apartments may consider this breed.
#6 – Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, affectionate, devoted friends, docile, easy to train, have love in life, desire to please their owners and receive attention from their owners. They are eager to please and suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. However, Golden Retrievers also shed a lot, requires exercise and is also prone to separation anxiety so they need a lot of attention from their owners. Nowadays, Golden Retrievers are used for a variety of jobs, including assistance dogs, therapy dogs, detection dogs, and search and rescue participants.
#7 – American Pit Bull Terrier
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a medium-sized breed of dog originating from United States. They have a short coat, smooth well-defined muscle structure, almond-shaped eyes, and ears of small to medium length. The American Pit Bull Terrier is an intelligent, playful, mischievous dog, and loves to be the center of attention. Being socialized early this breed will become friendly, love children, always want to protect and please their family members. American Pit Bull Terriers often lick their owners to show affection, and get attention from their owners.
#8 – 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.
#9 – Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is a small breed originating from the United States of America. They also have a nickname “American Gentlemen” for their impeccable manners. The Boston Terrier has a square head, erect ears, short nose, and large round eyes, they are also friendly, gentle, cheerful dogs, a little curious, mischievous and like to be the center of attention.
#10 – Italian Greyhound
The Italian Greyhound, also known as Italian Sighthound, is a small sighthound originating from Italy. The Italian Greyhound is a miniature Greyhound. They are playful, affectionate, alert, sensitive, always want to be around and inextricably linked with their owners and carers, also love to lick their owners and are also prone to having separation anxiety. The Italian Greyhound has short, thin coat that require almost no grooming.
#11 – German Shorthaired Pointer
The German Shorthaired Pointer is a medium-sized breed of dog originating from Germany. They have power, agility, speed and endurance. In the past, they used to work in fields or lakes. And now they have a happy life, intimate attachment and full of love according to their nature in their families. The German Shorthaired Pointer is an intelligent, bold, boisterous, eccentric, and characteristically affectionate dog that is cooperative and easily trained. Nowadays, the German Shorthaired Pointer is used as a tracking dog and Illicit-substance detection dog.
#12 – Toy Poodle
The Toy Poodle is a small breed of dog that weighs no more than 6 pounds. They are covered with thick curly hair, they shed very little, and are hypoallergenic. Toy Poodle is an intelligent, agile, obedient, and easy-to-train dog. The Toy Poodle is great companions, smart, docile that you can carry with them and also do not have to worry about shedding, or cause allergy to the people you meet. In addition, some Toy Poodles like to lick their owners and people they meet for the first time to show affection and friendliness.
#13 – Coton de Tulear
The Coton de Tulear is a small dog breed originating from Madagascar. The Coton de Tulear has a long, soft (as cotton) and fluffy coat, and it does not trigger allergy symptoms. The Coton de Tulear is an intelligent, affectionate, happy, charming, bright, playful, friendly, loyal, curious dog and they are also easy to train and very eager to please.
#14 – Brussels Griffon
The Brussels Griffon is a breed of toy dog originating from Brussels (Belgium). The Brussels Griffon is an energetic, loyal, playful, curious, alert, sociable dog, and easily trained. In addition, the Brussels Griffon has a strong desire to snuggle and be with their owners, wants to be the focus of attention and does not want to be left alone.
#15 – Shetland Sheepdog
The Shetland Sheepdog, also known as Sheltie, is a small dog breed originating from Scotland. Shelties are a sheepdog, they are enthusiastic at work and show good skills. They are also excellent athletes in the agility competition. The Sheltie is docile, very intelligent, playful, enthusiastic, energetic dog and easy to train.