10 Best Dog Breeds for Families

Complete Your Family with the Perfect Match

Looking for a dog that will be the perfect companion to your family?  Important factors to consider: temperament, size, behavioral issues, and energy level. How much exercise does the dog need? How much attention? You should never leave children unattended with dogs; however, which breed is known for having a gentle disposition around children? Which breed is best suited to your family’s lifestyle and needs?

Looking for a dog that will be the perfect companion to your family?  We’ve narrowed the list to the 10 most popular dog breeds for families. Consider also mutts; a combination of these breeds could be the ideal dog for you.

  • Beagle
  • Boxer
  • Bulldog
  • Bull Terrier
  • German Shepherd
  • Golden Retriever
  • Labrador
  • Mastiff
  • Newfoundland
  • Poodle Standard

1. Beagle

The beagle is a happy dog with a friendly, affectionate nature and a fondness for children. This breed is very pack oriented and prefers to tag along with family whenever given the opportunity. It enjoys outdoor adventures and activities. The beagle also loves food and is ruled by its nose. While licking up scraps your kids have dropped may seem helpful, beware of toxic or dangerous foods you don’t want your beagle getting its mouth on.