The Best Dog Breeds for Family Pets

Dogs are great companions but before you think about adding one to your family, you need to know which one is best suited for you.

Man’s best friend as we all know, a dog makes an excellent edition to any family. About 21 million people in the US have a dog and why not? They teach children responsibility, are loyal and make wonderful companions. If you are thinking of getting a lovable furry friend here is a list of excellent, and family friendly dog breeds.

  1. Labrador Retriever

    These playful and exuberant dogs are a marvelous edition to a family. The unique genetic makeup of this breed gives them an instinct to fetch anything that is thrown such as a stick or Frisbee. Active families will enjoy a wide range of activities with this lovable pet. Labs also have a gentle and trustworthy manner about them which will benefit with young kids.

  2. Golden Retriever

    The Golden Retriever is another favorite choice as a family pet. A friendly and easy to train dog, the golden retriever also makes a perfect guard dog. This breed if perfect for a family who can give them plenty of time, space and attention. This dog is also an excellent swimmer in the chance that a child might be in danger of drowning.

  3. Boxer

    As a family pet, this highly energetic canine will keep children occupied all day long. Unlike other breeds, Boxer’s will remain very high spirited as they mature. They too also make excellent watch dogs. Boxer’s develop an automatic and loving bond with kids with a never-ending and sincere enthusiasm.

  4. Beagle

    With their twinkly little eyes and merry personality, Beagles are a pleasure to have as a family pet. They are naturally stubborn and inquisitive and are also very tenacious hunters. The Beagle is a submissive canine who requires much love and adoration but is still an easily manageable pet especially with children.

  5. German Shepard

    This highly intelligent and extremely faithful companion makes a great family pet. This breed requires plenty of physical and mental stimulation. They have a natural desire to stay close to owners and are very patient with children.

  6. Poodle

    Poodles are intelligent and highly sensitive. A family with small children would find a standard size poodle most suitable because it can be trained gradually.

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  1. SeventhSibling

    On September 10, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    We have a labrador, and you are right, they love to fetch. Great article.

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