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Top 10 Dog For Families

Choosing the right dog can be challenging, especially if you have a family to consider. It is important to know that not all dogs will make great family pets, meaning it would be best to carry out research in aid to find a suitable breed for you and your children. Another thing to consider when choosing a dog would be your location, and where would you keep your new pet (i.e what type of dog kennel and run would you need?). To help you decide, here is a top 10 list of dogs suitable for a family environment:


10. Collie
Collie’s have a lot of time for children. They are calm, smart and patient. They get along well with adults and have been known for their ease of training.

9. Beagle
While beagle’s can appear to be tough, they’re affectionate dogs that love to play with children. They’re an intelligent breed that has a tendency to get on with other types of animals.

8. Newfoundland
In terms of size, the Newfoundland is one of the largest breed’s you will find, but that’s not to say they aren’t playful. They’re calm, nice and very laidback. One complaint may be that it is too lazy, but it can become a good companion for a family.

7. Pug
If you’re looking for a small, fun, energetic dog, then the Pug may be the one for you. They are very social and just love to play. They can be a bit of a handful at a younger age, but they can be trained easy enough.

6. Australian Shepherd
Another smart breed of dog is the Australian Shepherd. They are loving, loyal and affectionate, whilst being very active.

5. Shiba Inu
While it is not a very common breed, the Shiba Inu can be compared to the Beagle in terms of energy and how active it can be. They are also very clean and like to look after themselves. It is important that you should look into this breed only if you’re willing be active with it and give the attention it needs.

4. Irish Setter
One of the mostly commonly known “family dogs”, are the Irish Setter’s. They are known to have tons of energy, meaning they would be great for kids. They love to please, meaning they are remarkably easy to train.

3. Poodle
While they’re looked at as show dogs mainly, Poodle’s are very gentle and caring. They are great for owners with allergies as they drop very little hair. They are easy to have around and love to play with people of all ages.

2. Labrador Retrievers
This is a laid back breed that get’s on well with just about anybody or anything. As a retriever, it goes without saying that they do well in just about any home.

1. Golden Retrievers
The most common breed as a “family dog”, is the Golden Retriever. One way or another, everybody will know somebody who owns or once owned a Golden Retriever. They are considered to be the most loyal breed, and the friendliest.

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