Top 10 Best (and Cutest!) Dog Breeds for Families

Golden Retrievers When I think of family dogs, this is the first breed that springs to mind. The Golden Retriever is one of the most loyal breeds. This dog is a good choice for families because it is friendly with their children and will protect them from any dangers.

Labrador Retrievers The Golden Retriever isn’t the only breed that has a reputation for being a great retriever. Another retriever that is great in any home is the Labrador Retriever. This dog is very friendly and easy to get along with other pets and dogs.

Irish Setters Like the Golden Retriever, the Irish Setter was originally a hunting dog. It has become a family dog over time. This dog is loved by many families because it is a very accommodating dog. This dog is very loyal and eager to please, making it easy to train and easy to love. It is also a beautiful dog!

Beagles First, I want to say that this dog is one of my favorite dog breeds! Because it is an active dog, it is not often considered a family dog. The Beagle is an active dog who loves to go out.

Shiba Inus Although this is not a common breed of dog, it is one I fell in love after spending time with a pet that belonged to someone I was working with. This dog is active, just like the beagle. It's best for active homes.

Australian Shepherds This dog is exactly the type of dog I had as a child. This breed is intelligent, which is something you should be proud of in a pet. They are loyal and loving, and very affectionate.

Pugs Many of the breeds listed here may turn off people who want to add a small dog into their family. A pug could be the answer. Although they are a strong and loyal dog, they can be difficult to handle with children. These dogs are very social and love to play. Although they can be quite impulsive in their youth, they are easy to train.

Newfoundlands The Newfoundland is a smaller version of the pug. Although this is a large dog, it is calm and gentle. This pet is a great choice if you are looking for a dog who is able to be a companion and not require too much activity.

Poodles Poodles are often thought of as show dogs. However, this breed is a great pet for all kinds of homes. Poodles love to play with all ages and can adapt their behavior to suit children, even though they are intelligent dogs that can be enjoyed by adults.

Collies This dog breed is the ideal family dog, if only because it is associated with Lassie the dog. This breed is a great show dog and can be used as a herding dog. They are calm and patient with children.