The 10 Best Dog Breeds for Families!

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1. Golden Retriever

This friendly breed is the perfect pup for the family! They are very versatile and easy to please. Their even temperament make them great family pets.


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2. Poodle

The Poodle is incredibly smart and easy to train. They love exercise so they are great for an active family!

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3. Bulldog

This breed is very dependable and predictable. They have a sweet spot for children and are very gentle with them!


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4. Labrador Retriever

This breed is very common and easy to find! Labs love being surrounded by people and are generally gentle with children.

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5. Collie

These dogs are great for first time dog owners. They rarely have rebel streaks and are easy to train. Collies are also very smart!

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6. Boxer

The Boxer is an extremely sweet and playful dog. They love spending time with their families and make them their priority!

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6. Beagle

These small dogs are great with kids and love to play! Their small stature make them perfect for handling.

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7. Irish Setter

This breed has a lot of energy to tire out the kids! Plus, they tend to be a friendly breed. They can be a little bit rambunctious at times, but that’s only because they are excitable dogs!

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8. French Bulldog

These pups are great for small living families. They warm up quickly and will become your best friend in no time!

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9. Bernese Mountain Dog

Don’t let this 100 pound dog fool you! They are a big bundle of joy to own. They are specifically known for their gentle nature with children.

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10. Pug

If your family is more layed back, the Pug is the perfect breed for you! These dogs love to snuggle up on the couch.