Okay, so you have just decided to get a dog, or probably forced to by your kids, but all confused about which breed to go with. A dog is a lovely animal, and can actually be the best friend of kids, besides being quite a good companion of almost everyone who treats him with care and love. However, just deciding to get a dog is one thing, but deciding on which breed to go with is completely another one. You need to do some hardcore research on different breeds, otherwise you might as well end up regretting your decision to get a dog in the first place. Now, it is a subjective matter to a considerable extent as it depends on various factors like whether you reside in an apartment or a house, whether there are parks in your vicinity or not, how much time can you spend with your dog and so on.
We have come up with a list of the ten best family dog breeds, which is sure to help you with your decision on which breed to go with.
The Basset Hound
Okay, here’s the first one for those who hardly manage to find time for themselves, let alone their dogs. This breed requires a considerably low maintenance and hence ideal for small families with limited time to spend with their dogs. However, he is not that good looking to make you feel all proud on your visit to the park along with him.
They have quite high-spirited as well as have great dispositions. They are believed to be quite loyal as well, besides being lively and energetic. So if you have kids waiting for a new friend, you know what to look for.
This breed is a good choice for families that can manage to spend a considerable amount of time with their dog. If you love to visit the park with your dog, then the Collie breed can be a good option indeed. Also, if you have older children, they may love playing with him, as he is not that childish but quite involving anyway.
This well-known “weiner dog” is quite a popular breed indeed, especially amongst the small families. They are also believed to be easier to care for, as compared to other breeds, as well as quite loyal and friendly. However, they have a bit higher tendency to go barking quite frequently, so make sure you are comfortable with that before you consider getting this breed.
Simply put, the Golden Retriever is arguably one of the friendliest breeds and hence quite popular amongst large and small families alike.
They are known for their gorgeous long russet coats, besides being easy to train.
Okay I am sure you don’t need a long introduction on this one, as he is believed to be a pack full of fun memories for the whole family. Also comes in gorgeous golden and black color.
Quite playful and hardy, and can grow to be a considerably large dog. So make sure you have a good-sized yard or something similar for the dog before deciding to go for this breed.
Popularly called as “Papis”, they are quite smart and adorable, and a good option if you live in an apartment. They are believed to be quite delicate as well, and hence usually recommended for families with older children.
Okay, with a scrunched-up face and inquisitive eyes, it’s not the best looking breed you would find, but it is quite active indeed and great for families with kids.
No doubt there are many other breeds of dog to choose from for your family, but these are some of the most likely choices in general. You would of course have to do a considerable amount of own research as well for discovering the best one for you.