10 Friendliest Dog Breeds That Love People

Labrador Retriever

With their warm eyes and cheerful grins, Labrador retrievers are the picture of friendliness. That's probably why they have been the most popular dog breed.

Golden Retriever

Another breed that has remained in the top most popular breeds for decades, Golden retrievers generally exude friendliness as they engage with people and other animals.


Beagles are a cheerful breed that genuinely enjoys spending time with people. They are relatively active and love playing fetch or going on long walks with their humans.

Charles Spaniel

When it comes to Cavalier King Charles spaniels, their primary purpose throughout history has been to serve as companion animals.


Pugs are little dogs with big personalities. These smart, affectionate, and sometimes silly canines like to play and love to spend time cuddling with their favorite people.

Boston Terrier

Nicknamed the "American Gentleman," Boston terriers are affectionate dogs with a silly streak. They love to make new friends, and they're usually up for a play session.

Irish Setter

Irish setters are friendly dogs with carefree, spunky attitudes that many canine lovers find appealing.

Border Collie

Generally considered to be the most intelligent dog breed, border collies need plenty of mental and physical stimulation each day to keep them happy and well behaved.


If they were people, the average boxer would be the class clown. Boxers are suckers for attention. These affectionate dogs want to be social, and the more positive attention.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Staffordshire bull terriers, a breed under the umbrella of pit bulls, have mammoth smiles that instantly give away their sincerely sweet personalities.