Dogs can be a great addition to any family. They become a part of the family, love going on vacation with us, sleeping with us, playing with us, and entertaining us. However, depending on the dynamics of that family, there might be a better dog than others. Here we will discuss five great dog breeds for any family.
Family Dog Breed #1: Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers are the most popular dog in America and make great dogs for a family. They are friendly, patient, and highly trainable. Labrador Retrievers can be trained to do almost anything, including guard a home, fetch a ball, bring their leash to you, and more. Labrador Retrievers are on the high end of energy, so they will need to live an active lifestyle and they prefer a large yard that they can run around in. They are very good with kids, young and old, and are known to be a best friend for life.
Family Dog Breed #2: Bulldog
Bulldogs might be on the lazy side when it comes to dogs, but that does not mean they won’t be perfect for your family. In fact, if cozying up on the couch for a Friday night movie night is your family’s idea of bonding fun, a Bulldog might be the perfect addition to your family. Bulldogs are great with children and any member of your family. Bulldogs can also be trained pretty reasonably.
Family Dog Breed #3: Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are a very smart breed of dog that has a high energy motor. They are very trainable because they want to please their owners and they are also good with children and other dogs. If your family loves being active outdoors, this would be a good breed to consider.
Family Dog Breed #4: Beagle
This small breed of dog is very different from a bulldog. Beagle’s are very active dogs that love to explore and be with their humans. Beagles always seem happy and are very friendly. These dogs are very active and need plenty of exercise and outside time but they have the potential to be the perfect family dog. They are good with kids and don’t mind a bit of rough and tumble play.
Family Dog Breed #5: Pug
Pugs are another small dog breed that make good family pets. Pugs are not the most active dogs physically but are not as laid back as a bulldog. Pugs are pretty even-tempered and go with the flow. Pugs can be good with children and other dogs, but they should be watched more closely than the others on the list at the beginning. Pugs can take time to get used to family life.
Finding the perfect family dog really depends a lot on your families’ lifestyle. If you live an active lifestyle, then a bulldog is probably not the best dog for you. A similar case could be made for those who have a laidback lifestyle about not getting a retriever. Whichever dog you choose to get, make sure you give that your dog is introduced to his new home slowly and with plenty of patience.