When you're a dog owner, no matter what kind of mood you're in when you come home after a long day, chances are your four-legged friend is there waiting for you with the perfect reaction. While dogs certainly seem like experts at reading our body language, it's harder sometimes to decipher theirs. If your dog is suddenly all over you, is it just her way of saying, "I love you," or is there more to it? If you've ever wondered why your dog is being extra cuddly, you might be surprised to learn some of the unexpected reasons for that behavior.
While dogs are known for being loyal, affectionate creatures, it's worth noting that some breeds are just more cuddly than others, like lap dogs such as the Chihuahua or the Pomeranian, according to John Woods, pet behavior expert and founder of All Things Dogs. "These dogs will just cuddle up next to their owner; it's just in their nature," says Woods in an interview with Romper.
However, if you have a more independent breed, and their cuddling seems out of character, it could be a sign that something else is going on. Here are six reasons why your pooch might be more snuggly than usual.