My Dobes love to be hugged and touched, they are very affectionate. Da'Kari will place her head over my shoulder also and lean against me and something else she loves to do is put her face into my face and give me kisses and recieve kisses. She is definitely an "in your face" Dobe. Nash loves to get hugs and give kisses too. They are the most affectionate dogs I have ever owned.