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Best Family Dogs? What should you know before adopting

Dogs are our family members but sound knowledge about breeds is essential before adopting a dog – mainly about the size, energy levels, care, temperament, and all pros and cons. In my last post I explained how you can make your dog smarter and gave few tips about that like getting dogs social, but you should know the strong and weak points of each breed before choosing the dog for your family. Recommendations from a veterinarian can also support your choice to select a dog breed that will be friendly and loyal to your family and kids, but you should know the common knowledge about the each breed to consider which one is the best suits your family.

Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is an affectionate, playful, confident, obedient, smart, extremely patient, kind, loyal, non-aggressive, and brave dog. It could be a perfect choice for its family-friendly nature. Its need for exercise makes it a perfect choice to provide a lot of action for the kids and it also requires low maintenance grooming. 

Golden Retriever the best family dog

Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retriever is an obedient, protective, playful, reliable, patient, loving, and intelligent dog, that is usually easy to train and groom. They can be perfect dogs for families because of their need for humans, plus they even love swimming. 

Labrador Retriever and friends

Bichon Frise

Bichon Frises are white cuties, that are particularly energetic petites and loved which makes them perfect dogs for families. They sometimes need some extra time to run outside otherwise they love to stay calm at home, they are quite peaceful dogs that don’t bark and love to cuddle, they also require low maintenance and grooming.

Bichon Frise

Poodle

Poodles are very smart, loyal, caring, playful, elegant, and gentle dogs with a good temperament. This breed comes in both small and larger sizes, they can be grown as dogs for families with some allergies as they shed very little.

Poodles are best dogs for families with allergies

Pugs

Pugs are lovely, intelligent, and friendly but sometimes stubborn dogs. They are loved for their playful nature, they are well known as toy dogs or lapdogs for their small size which makes them one of the best dogs for family.

pug puppy - the cutest family dog

Irish Setter

Irish Setter is an energetic, playful, smart, and affectionate dog that loves to seek the attention of people and is a perfect choice for playing with children. They are beautiful dogs but require a lot of training and regular grooming.

Irish Setter

Vizsla

Vizsla is a gentle, loyal, energetic, obedient, and confident dogs. They require low maintenance and grooming and t can be the best choice for growing with family.

Vizsla

St. Bernard 

Although St.Bernard requires proper training and grooming, these are the very good as family dogs and very protective to the kids. They’re generally quiet, loyal, and neighbour friendly dogs. They have a playful nature which makes them the best companion for children.

St. Bernard puppy

Newfoundland

Newfoundland is an intelligent, gentle, patient, and kind dog that loves children. They require daily grooming but can easily be trained and are quite task oriented. They love swimming and are famous as lifesaving dogs during emergencies.

Newfoundland the famous lifesaving dog

Boxer

Once you have a Boxer as your pet, your family is in good hands. Boxers are loyal, energetic, calm, and protective medium-sized dogs. They have a playful nature and need a lot to exercise. They are the best family dogs ever and will protect your family no matter what.

boxer

Border Collie

Border Collie is a family-friendly, amusing, gentle, and easily trainable dog breed. They are pretty hard to train and have stubborn nature sometimes but they love protecting and pleasing their owners. 

Border Collie

Bull Terrier

Although Bull Terrier is considered to be little aggressive, it’s friendly and loving nature makes it a good companion dog that is very friendly and playful. Low maintenance grooming and their friendly nature makes them a good candidate for growing in family.

bull terrier

Beagle

Beagle is a small-sized dog with a calm temperament, jolly and friendly nature. They are famous as hunting dogs and are also very playful – especially outdoors, Beagles are beloved and smart and can be a good candidate as a dog for families.

beagle-puppy

Mastiff

If you want a calm, peaceful, and obedient dog – Mastiffs are the best choice as family dogs. They are a little bit lazy because of their size and need to be trained.

Mastiff

Bulldog

Small-sized Bulldog has a friendly nature. It is a docile, loyal, and energetic dog that requires special care but they are one of my favourite breeds. They are not so energetic but have a playful nature and are a well-known companion for social families.

bulldog one of the best family dogs

So which one is the Best Family Dog ?

Family dogs are selected based on care, temperament, and breeds nature. Many dog breeds are famous as family dogs such as Golden Retriever, Pugs, Bulldog, Mastiff, Beagle, Bull Terrier, Boxer, Border Collie, St.Bernard, etc. You should have a sound knowledge about the dog breeds before selecting it for the family.

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