My female loves hugs and cuddles. My male NO hugs!!! He sounds like a bear, he doesn't growl but make it known hey I don't like that. He has been that way since he was 7 weeks old. I just respect his personal space and if I want a doggy hug I go to Athena as she is much more affectionate and thrives on hands on affection. Sinister love praise and rubs but no restraint type hug. He will climb up and lay on my lap and lay on me just not me holding him.
Dogs have their own personalities and corks. They are not all the same.
Athena- Long Coat GSD -CGC
Sinister Black- GSD