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.

Why Great Danes Make Great Pets!

The Gentle Giant.

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1. Mild-mannered

What a joy to live with! The Great Dane is known for being very gentle. Despite their enormous size, these pups are great with children of any size or age. They are definitely lovers not fighters.

2. Your best bud

Great Danes have a way into your heart like no other! These giants will make you believe in love at first sight. Being classified as one of the friendliest breeds, Great Danes hold true to this. Whether you are hanging out on the couch or in the backyard, you can guarantee they will be right by your side.

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3. Sleek & Stunning build

Ranging anywhere from 100 to 200 pounds, they are pure muscle! Their huge body makes them very unique and noble looking. These dogs have a slender head and long neck. They naturally have floppy ears, but it is common for them to be surgically trimmed. Danes can reach a resting height (on all fours) of 30 to 34 inches tall.

4. Guard dog

Because of their daunting appearance and size, they are likely to scare away any intruding without using aggression. Many people do not want to mess with a dog twice their size. Their deep bark also comes in handy to not only alert you of visitors, but as a warning to visitors.

Their giant size is outweighed by the giant amounts of affection they have for their humans & their crazy goofy personalities will make you laugh everyday.”

@gracefuldane

5. Kissing Machine

This breed is known for being exceptionally affectionate with their humans. From giving big slobbery kisses to being that 100 pound lap dog you always wanted! This is also what makes them awesome with children. No matter who you are, your Great Dane will always love you.

6. Your active partner

Exercise does the body good, especially for Great Danes. These pups love to be active. They are super speedy runners and love to play. Even if you aren’t big on exercise, these pups will bring it out of you. You’ll end up loving to play fetch or spend a day hiking with your Dane!

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7. Minimal grooming needs

If you are not in the market to spend a fortune on grooming your pet, you might want to consider a Great Dane. With their short velvet coat, bathing is not frequent. They will do just fine with daily brushing. This will also minimize any shedding.

They’re so compassionate and in tune with their people. If you’re ever feeling down, you always have someone to lean on… literally.”

@great_dane_jax

8. Selfless dogs

These dogs will do anything for their owners! Including extinguishing a bomb. In 1941, Juliana the Great Dane found a bomb had been dropped into her families home. Taking quick action, she immediately urinated on the bomb putting out the fire. This noble act of pure courage won her a Blue Cross medal. This doesn’t end her heroic streak! Again, in 1944 she had discovered a fire in the families shoe shop. She urgently went to alert her owners. This awarded her a second Blue Cross medal and probably A LOT of treats!

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9. Smarty pants

Don’t let their goofy stature fool you! These colossus dogs are very smart. They were originally bred for hunting wild boar but have evolved since then. Their sense of smell and hearing is out of this world! Great Danes respond very well to positive reinforcement training and are eager to please. They can however be stubborn if they feel you are being to harsh, because they are one of the more sensitive breeds.

10. Loyal companions

Want a fur-ever friend? These pups are mightily devoted to their family! They will never turn on you, and will protect you at all costs. They have a natural instinct to protect and love their families with everything they have. You will never find another breed quite like the Great Dane.

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What I Love About Dachshunds.

Your typical wiener dog. Full of life and full of joy! These pups are a super common family pet. They even made it on the American Kennel Club’s top 10.

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1.Courageous

Despite their small size, these hot dogs are known to go after larger animals if they feel threatened. Some might say they don’t know their actual size.

2. Quirky

Due to their unique body shape and short legs, some tasks are more difficult for them. If you’ve ever seen a Dachshund jump, you know what I’m talking about. You can’t deny though, it’s so darn C U T E!

3. Adventurous

These dogs love exploring! They are the perfect companions to tag along on a camping trip or hike. Their enthusiasm to scout the outdoors is unmatched. It’s in their DNA to be hunters. These dogs were originally bred to find smaller prey and drive them away.

4. Adorable

By far one of the most jaw dropping breeds! These pups can really attract a crowd. Their short stubby legs, and long torso are one of a kind features. When you see one, you know exactly what breed it is.

“I love that dachshunds have a lot of personality packed into a small frame! They are incredible companion dogs that bond quickly with their humans.”

@lunaminidox

5. Family Favorite

An awesome family pet is an understatement! Every dachshund I’ve known has been the apple of their owner’s eye. They make great family additions and are fantastic with small children. They aren’t overbearing and won’t knock your little one over.

6. Charming

One of my favorite things about these dogs is how sweet they are. No matter what their person is up to, they are right there. Their favorite thing to do is cuddle, so expect a lot of it!

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7. Protective

Don’t let their small frame fool you! They can intimidate. Dachshunds have been known to be protective over their families, especially pregnant women and small children. Their fierce loyalty never backs down.

8. Minimal Shedding

For the most part, these dogs aren’t big on shedding. Their short coat is easy to maintain and doesn’t require much brushing. For long haired Dachshunds expect to see a little more hair, but not by much! Their undercoat grows slowly.

“I love how loyal dachshunds are! Also, they are big on cuddling!

@cooperandcarterdach

9. Long Life Span

Dachshunds are one of the longest living dogs! Their average life expectancy is anywhere from 13 to 15 years. This beats out many other breeds, especially large dog breeds. So if you’re looking into getting one of these pups, be prepared to have them for a long time!

10. Smart

They’re no dummies! Dachshunds are known for their intelligence and independence. Training can easily be done with the right technique. Since most smart dogs tend to be stubborn, it’s important that you train them the correct way.

Dachshunds make EVERYTHING

better!