A perma-drunk, perma-grumpy and perma-faithful friend of TinTin's. Also a boat Captain.
A proper bushy fisherman's beard, grown from weeks at sea - or, more accurately in Haddock's case, grown from being so inebriated that it's in no-one's best interests to wave a razor near his face.
While the snuggliness is undoubtedly high, the saltiness quotient is just as overwhelming. As a result, Haddock would enjoy stroking it more than you.