Companion Dog Breeds

Companion Dog Breeds

If you are looking to get a new dog then you need to choose a breed that will fit in with your lifestyle. You also need to think about what you want to use your dog for. Lots of people want active dogs or guard dogs, but the majority of people just want a canine companion for company. There are many breeds that are extremely well suited to the lapdog role. All they want to do all day is be by your side and they are happy with a quiet life. If you want a lapdog but aren't sure which breed to get then here are some great options.


chihuahuas are a very popular choice of lapdog. it's a very small breed of dog that can either have a short smooth coat or a long coat. despite their size chihuahuas are quite lively and will often stand up to larger dogs. They still need a decent walk every day to get rid of some of their pent up energy. chihuahuas are brave, inquisitive and loving little dogs that make lovely companions.


Pugs are adorable companion dogs with bags of personality and character. They worship their family and love to get lots of attention. Pugs can often be quite stubborn but they are generally quite an easy going breed. They need a fair amount of attention. And interaction otherwise they can become bored. They have a short smooth coat which is easy to maintain and look after.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu's are very friendly dogs that often love everyone they meet. They have cheeky personality and enjoy lots of cuddles. They don't need to be entertained all day, as they are perfectly happy relaxing and performing lap dog duties. Shih Tzu's are well suited to single and elderly people as well as families. They do need to be groomed regularly as they have a longer double coat.

Bichon Frise

If you want a cuddly bundle of fluff then go for a Bichon. They have lovely wooly coats and are one of Britain's favourite lap dogs. Bichons are mainly used as companions and show dogs today. They are very sociable dogs who like to be around people and that's why they are such a popular lapdog.

Cavalier King Charles

If you don't have enough room for a Springer or Cocker Spaniel then go for a Cavalier King Charles. They are a smaller version of the other more highly strung spaniels who also make good companion breeds. They are very good with children and are classed as a toy dog breed according to the Kennel Club. They have a very happy and charming personality and endlessly wag their tail affectionately.

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