10 Best Lap Dog Breeds That Make Great Cuddle Buddies

1. Boston Terrier

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As the name suggests, the Boston Terrier is an all-American dog. It's part of the Toy group. This Beantown baby is a lot tougher than it looks. They're friendly and easy to train which makes them perfect companion and family dogs. At 10-25 pounds, they will be quite content to stay with you, whether you're chilling on the couch or up for a walk.

2. Pomeranian

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Pomeranians are curious dogs, alert and mischievous. They are also social butterflies that can work well with human families. Weighing 3-7 pounds, these little furballs are cute and cuddly. Whether they're running laps or sitting on your lap, Pomeranians prove that good things always come in small packages.

3. Yorkshire Terrier

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Yorkshire Terriers are quick learners, friendly and full of energy. Ranging in weight from 4 to 7 pounds, they can be taken almost everywhere. Despite its tiny size, these small dogs can get quite aggressive if they sense danger around their owners. It's no surprise that this dog is the ninth most popular breed in the USA in 2016, according to the AKC's data.

4. Shih Tzu

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With its confident stance and long flowing fur, this beauty's name comes from a Chinese word "Lion Dog." Originally bred as a family companion, the Shih Tzu is extremely friendly, and most importantly, gentle with children. They make an excellent leg warmer with a weight range of 9-16 pounds.

5. Bichon Frise

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The Bichon Frise is one of the healthiest breeds, easily reaching their early to mid-teens. They're also extremely smart and love flaunting their skills. And because they're playful and energetic, they're great with kids. Weighing between 10-20 pounds, most Bichons love to snuggle into laps and pillows.

6. Pug

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Their wrinkled face, bulgy eyes, short legs, and charming personality make the Pug a comedic companion. And though they can be headstrong at times, the Pug is generally pleasant and satisfying. With an average weight between 13 and 20 pounds, a pug will happily nestle in your lap or any warm, comfortable place.

7. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Being friendly and easy-going, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel makes an extremely popular family dog. They're also very affectionate and thrive on interacting with people of all ages. They weigh between 10-18 pounds which is just the right size for snuggling.

8. Dachshund

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Their stubby legs and sausage-shaped body are unmistakable. They can be reserved towards strangers but loyal to their families. A full-grown standard dachshund averages 16 to 31 pounds, while the miniature variety normally weighs less than 12 pounds.

9. Maltese

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With a silky white coat and shoe-button eyes, the Maltese has earned enduring popularity by combining cute with a lively, brave, and confident personality. This breed doesn't shed much, so it’s an excellent choice if you have allergies. Usually less than 9 pounds, this small dog is perfect for lap sitting.

10. Havanese

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Typically, the Havanese is easily trained and tends to be very intelligent. They generally weigh as little as 7 to 13 pounds - the perfect size for snoozing on your lap or joining you for a lazy Netflix afternoon.