Cavalier King Charles Spaniel These adorable companions are a combination of the small size of a toy dog and the energy of a sport dog. Cavaliers are good with children and dogs. The silky-soft fur, heart-melting expression and soft fur are just some of the many benefits that Cavaliers offer. 

Bernese Mountain Dog If you are looking for a family that is big-thinking, the Bernese Mountain Dog might be the right choice. Although they can weigh up to 100 pounds, the Bernese Mountain Dog is a gentle, sweet pet that is known for being gentle with children. 

Alaskan Malamute Alaskan Malamutes are loyal to their family, whether it's human or canine. This trait is very useful as a bred dog for sled. These dogs are built to perform and require a leader to establish a regular training and exercise program. (Now's your chance to pick up skijoring.) You will be rewarded with a friendly, loyal face and plumed tail. 

Boston Terrier These people-oriented dogs weigh in at less than 25 pounds and wear "tuxedos" coats that are low-maintenance. Boston Terriers, as their name implies, are able to adapt to apartment living very well. However they will still enjoy walks around the block and playing with the children.

Labrador Retriever For decades, they have been the most loved dog breed. Labs are great with children, pets, and all people. They are a sweet and friendly breed that is a good friend to anyone they meet. However, don't underestimate the energy level of their high-energy levels. They need to be exercised every day and can gain up to 80 pounds.

Golden Retriever Golden Retrievers are another American favorite. They make great family dogs. They are quick learners and require lots of exercise, including running, swimming, fetching, playing, and much more. They'll be happy to provide companionship and lots of laughter in return. 

Bulldog  A loyal bulldog may be a better choice for those who prefer a more laid-back lifestyle. These gentle dogs love to sleep and enjoy regular walks. Although their wrinkled mugs may be appealing to you, they can overheat in warm climates due to their short snouts. 

Pug  Pugs are just like humans in that they love to eat and sleep. It is important to monitor their food ( No table scraps allowed!), and activity level. But if you are looking for a companion to cuddle up on the couch and watch movies, look no further. This breed is only 15 pounds and enjoys playing with the kids. 

Beagle  Cute? Check. Friendly? Check? Is it totally lovable? You can check and again. Check and check again. Beagles thrive on companionship. Long days won't work well for them. If they smell a compelling scent, the hounds may be able to escape from danger. 

Irish Setter Imagine walking among these beautiful beauties in your neighborhood. The Irish Setters are a show-stopper, but they are also gifted athletes as members of the sporting group. A healthy lifestyle and a large supply of tennis balls is essential. This will motivate the whole family to move. 

French Bulldog These quiet, low-maintenance dogs are great for city dwellers. They are distinguished by their smaller stature and trademark "bat ears", which distinguish them from larger bulldogs. Frenchies are known for their playful, alert nature and easy-going adaptability. 

Brussels Griffon The Brussels Griffon is one of the smallest breeds of dog in the AKC. It can't handle roughhousing. If your children are open to gentle play, the Brussels Griffon will be a great pet for them. 

Newfoundland  The Newfoundland, on the other hand, can weigh in at between 100 and 150 pounds. They are gentle giants who excel in swimming but have also been known for their patience and attentive nature. A sweet temperament is one of the most important traits in a breed standard. If you have the space, this fuzzy creature might be the right choice for you. 

Collie  The smartest dog breed, the collie, is a top choice. If you've ever seen Lassie then you will know why. The loyalty of collie is unmatched and they love children. Are you concerned about all that fur? For those who are more cautious about grooming, there are two types of Collies: "rough" and "smooth". 

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier These adorable pups are great for shedding. Although no dog is immune to allergens, the silky-haired terriers have what's known as hypoallergenic hair. Wheatens are active and affectionate pets who love to chase anything that moves. 

Poodle  The ultimate custom dog, the Poodle. There are three sizes: standard, miniature, and large, as well as three colors: black, white, or apricot. They are mistakenly thought to be pity dogs. However, their fluffy hypoallergenic coat shows that they are a brainiac who was bred for action. A flamboyant, showy hairstyle (derived from their original hunting dog purpose) is not a necessity. The majority of owners prefer the "sporting cut." 

Bichon Frise Be careful not to lump them with other small-white dog breeds. According to the AKC, Bichons "operate under an assumption that there are no strangers, but friends they haven’t yet met," This playful fluffball is perfect for any family that values fun and sociability. 

Vizsla  The Vizla is a great choice for those who love sporting dogs but don't want to compromise on their quality. The Vizla is a pointer born and bred for exercise. However, it displays an affectionate, sensitive nature when it's not working. 

Cocker Spaniel The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member in the sporting group. It has the sweetest expression and ears. Cocker Spaniels are small but active and can be walked or played with with other dogs. 

OUR PICK: A Mutt Mutts may not be considered an official breed, but they are still adorable and loving. Talk to your local rescue to find a mixed breed dog that will fit your family's needs and lifestyle. Adopting a dog not only provides a permanent home but also allows for the creation of a shelter to house another pup in need.