Top 10 Family Friendly Dogs
1: Golden Retriever– A great choice for families that like lots of outdoor activities. Though originally developed to help hunt birds, the golden rapidly proved himself as a loyal and devoted family member.
2: Pembroke Welsh Corgi- Pembroke Welsh Corgi- At about 25 pounds, the Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a popular pet. This stocky, short-tailed breed needs daily exercise and loves romping with the kids. They are best with older kids (over 6 or 7 years) as some dogs can be bossy and possessive.
3: West Highland White Terrier– Playful and lovable, but does require some exercise to stay happy. Westie’s are good watch dogs and faithful friends. They need regular grooming to keep their coat mat and tangle free. The Westie can be an excellent dog for older children. They tend not to be tolerant of children’s accidental mistreatments. Generally not recommended for households with children under 10.
4: Irish Setter– The beautiful red dog was originally developed to help with hunting but early on, the breed showed his natural aptitude as a companion. Loved by many and always eager to please, the Irish setter is a part of many families.
5: Schnauzer– The schnauzer is a wonderful family pet. Eager to please and to keep the family safe, this breed usually requires regular grooming and daily exercise. This breed thrives on human companionship and is available in three different sizes.
6: Labrador Retriever– The lab is a popular choice for active families, especially those that enjoy water sports. The labrador seems to have boundless energy to keep up with the kids as well as natural protective instincts. Though originally developed to help hunt birds, the lab is also a loyal and devoted family member.
7: Poodle– The poodle is an intelligent and friendly dog that craves human companionship. Happiest when allowed to run and play, the poodle is well known for being low shed, and come in three different sizes.
8: Bichon Frise– This white fluff ball is a happy-go-lucky dog. Faithful and obedient, the bichon is a wonderful addition to any home. The bichon does require regular grooming to keep his coat looking great but loves to investigate and participate in anything.
9: Airedale– A sturdy dog, the airedale takes his job as a family friend and protector seriously. Willing to join in the fun anytime, the airedale always keeps a watchful eye out for any potential dangers.
10: Basset Hound– With his sad droopy eyes, you may think the basset is a lazy hound. But, as soon as kids are around, this dog will jump right in and keep up with the best of them.