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Top 25 Dog Breeds For Families

Top 25 dog breeds for families. Image via canva.

When it comes to adopting a dog, it is imperative to research the dog’s breed and temperament before even looking at breeders or going to the shelter to adopt a dog. Below is a list of the top 25 dog breeds for families looking to make their home pups forever home.

Labrador Retriever

Image showing the three color variations of Labs. From left to right: chocolate, tan, and black. Image by: Farinosa on https://depositphotos.com/home.html
Image showing the three color variations of Labs. From left to right: chocolate, tan, and black. Image by Farinosa on depositphotos.

These dogs are well known for their gentle nature and intelligence. They are especially careful around children and bring much joy to the households. They tend to shed, so be prepared to clean up dog hairs.

Golden Retriever

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Golden retriever walking on path towards camera. Image by Berkay Gumustekin via Unsplash

Goldies are renowned for their patient and gentle temperament. They have double and long coats, which do not make them hypoallergenic dogs.

Beagle

Beagle Smiling at the Camera. Image by Milli on Unsplash.

These smaller dogs are perfect for families due to their friendly nature. They do surprisingly well with children, although they do tend to get bored when left alone for an extended period. It is recommended that you adopt more than one.

Bulldog

A cute white Australian bulldog sitting on the green grass during daytime. Image via depositphotos.

These canines are good-natured, docile, and good with children.

Boxer

Boxer
funny face 9 months old purebred golden puppy german boxer dog closeup. Image by donogl via depositphotos.com

These dogs are energetic and playful, and they love being around children.

Poodle

Royal Poodle showing its love for water. Image by Madrabothair via Deposit Photos
Royal Poodle showing its love for water. Image by Madrabothair via Deposit Photos

These dogs are intelligent, hypoallergenic, and come in giant, medium, and small sizes.

Irish Setter

Irish Setter
Irish Setter. Image via depositphotos.

They are friendly, energetic, and love being around people.

Vizsla

Pedigree vizsla dog outdoors on grass field on a sunny spring day. Image via depositphots.

Vizslas are gentle, loyal, and great with active families. They also have a very hard tail wag that tends to get precarious when they are excited.

Newfoundland

Black Newfoundland Dog standing in the wild. Image via depositphotos.

These canines are known as “nature’s babysitters”. They are gentle and protective.

Collie

Collie. Image via depositphotos.

Collies are intelligent and friendly. They are also very easy to train.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Portrait of lovely Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Image via depositphotos.

These Spaniels are affectionate, gentle, and especially great with children.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dog
Bernese Mountain Dog. Image by Jovanna Askrabic on Uusplash.

These are gentle giants and great for active families. They make for great cuddles.

French Bulldog

Brindle color French Bulldog with a white chest. One of the more common colors of the number 1 most popular dog breed in the US. Image by: AndrewLozovyi on https://depositphotos.com/home.html

More commonly known as Frechies, these pups are playful and great with children. They are also adaptable and can easily fit into the dynamic.

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier
Portrait of Boston Terrier dog in the autumn Park. Image by Galina Zhigalova via Depositphotos

These low-maintenance dogs are friendly and affectionate and will make a perfect addition to any family.

Shetland Sheepdog

A young Shetland Sheepdog running with a tennis ball in its moutn. Image via depositphotos.

These canines are affectionate, very playful, and fantastic with children.

Pug

cute mops pug dog puppy looking up into the camera. Image via depositphotos.

Pugs are sociable, playful, and great with children. However, due to their flat noses, they tend to adapt a little more complicated in warmer parts of the world.

Australian Shephard

Austrailian Shepard. Image via depositphotos.

These dogs are known for their colorful coat and intelligence. There are loyal and loving activities.

Yorkshire Terrier

yorkie
A yorkie. Image by Crystal Huff on Unsplash

These little dynamite packages are good with older children; they are smaller dogs but have large personalities.

Labradoodle

Labradoodle dog taking advantage of its hypoallergenic coat by lounging on the furniture. Image by Lopolo via Deposit Photos
Labradoodle dog taking advantage of its hypoallergenic coat by lounging on the furniture. Image by Lopolo via Deposit Photos

Labradoodles are very friendly and great with children. They are also hypoallergenic, so they are great if you suffer from any dog allergies.

Cocker Spainel

Dog leads owner to baby dolphin
Image of a Cocker Spaniel via Pexels

These dogs are gentle and intelligent. They love being a part of a family.

Bichon Frise

Close up little white Bichon Frize muzzle in camera. White puppy lying on brown armchair. Image via depositphotos.

These are small, cheerful dogs that are hypoallergenic and good for those who have allergies.

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese Water Dog
Black and white Portuguese Water Dog sitting beside a garden with pink coneflowers on a summer day. Image by ArchivedInk via depositphotos.com

These dogs are highly intelligent and energetic and are also one of the hypoallergenic dog breeds.

Border Collie

dog playing in park
Image via Pixabay

Border collies are very intelligent and energetic and very good with children.

Pembroke Welsh Corgie

Pembroke Welsh Corgie. Image via depositphotos.

These canines are affectionate, loyal, and great with families.

Siberian Husky

Husky
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Huskies are friendly and outgoing dogs; they are very vocal and love being part of a family.

Conclusion

Each dog brings a different aspect of dog to the table, but it also depends on your family and what kind of dog you are looking for. Remember, this is just a list of the top 25 dog breeds for families, but there are so many other dog breeds out there, and one will work for you.

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