There are many reasons for dogs to lick their owners, usually to show affection, get attention, greet their owners when they come home, or some of them find the salty taste on their owner’s skin delicious. And for some dogs, licking their owners can become a hard habit to break. Here are top 10 dog breeds that love to lick their owners.
#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. The Labrador Retriever is a intelligent, playful, easy to train, easygoing, human-friendly dog that is suitable for making friends with all ages. They are often used as therapy dogs and they are also people who work hard in support, rescue and police work. Labrador Retriever is also a dog breed that often licks their owners to show affection, friendliness or welcome when their owner comes home.
#2 – Dachshund
The Dachshund is a very famous small breed and is called with many other names such as: Doxie, Weenie Dog, Wiener Dog, Sausage, Teckel, Dackel. They come in two sizes: standard-sized or miniature, and they can have one of three coat types: smooth, wirehaired, or longhaired. The Dachshund is a dog that licks a lot, in addition to showing affection when licking its owner or other pets, they also have a curious nature and often use their nose and tongue to explore so they can lick anything like floors, clothes, bottles, etc. In addition, Dachshunds are friendly, emotional, energetic, but sometimes stubborn dogs. They always tend to want to be touched, cuddled, sit on their owner lap.
#3 – Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, devoted friends, docile, easy to train and have love in life. They are eager to please and suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. If you want to cuddle with somebody then Golden Retrievers are a great option. Golden Retrievers often lick their owners to show affection, get attention, or welcome when their owner comes home. In addition, they also often lick themselves and other dogs to groom.
#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. 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. They spend a lot of time with you and lying next to you while you are working from home. Pugs also lick their owners to show affection, but most of the time they lick their owners because they like it or because they’re bored. In addition, this breed also licks its paws a lot when they are bored.
#5 – Rottweiler
The Rottweiler is a medium-to-large or large breed of working dog originating from Germany. When it comes to the Rottweiler, many people probably think of a strong, muscular dog, and maybe some people are scared. However, properly raised Rottweiler, they are very sweet, loyal, courageous, playful and always ready to protect their families. Rottweilers often lick their owners to show affection and get attention. Nowadays, Rottweilers are known primarily as guard dogs, police dogs, search and rescue dogs.
#6 – 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. Like other dog breeds, Yorkshire Terriers also lick their owners to show affection, but sometimes it can be because they are bored and licking owner has become a habit. Nowadays, the Yorkshire Terrier appears much and lives happily in families in America.
#7 – 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.
#8 – 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.
#9 – 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.
#10 – 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. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel also often licks their owners to show affection and love. In addition, they are also dogs that are very adaptable to different family environments and their lifestyle depends heavily on the owner’s lifestyle.