Best family dog breeds

If you’re wondering what kind of dog breeds make a good pick for families with children and you want to choose a dog that will get on better with your kids, play with them or race around the park, here are some top picks for the ten best family dogs.

Labrador Retriever

The Labrador Retriever is a very good all-round dog, equally well suited for the role of work or home life! The lab is an excellent choice for families with children of all ages, thanks to their fun disposition and good temperament. However, they also need a lot of exercise, and are best suited for active families who want to get out and do things involving their loving lab. Treat your beloved pooches to Designer Dog Collars from a site like

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Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a big kind, outgoing and very friendly dog who loves the company of people, be they toddlers or the elderly. They enjoy engaging in a child’s game, but they are prone to shedding hair, which can mean a constant clean up job!However, if you can encourage your children to get involved in helping to care for your dog by teaching them how to brush and groom your buddy, this could be a win-win situation for all involved!

Cocker Spaniel

The Cocker Spaniel is a medium-sized breed of dog that is of very good temperament, who loves to play, and will develop a strong bond with the kids. While they require a reasonable amount of exercise, they are not overly demanding and so fit well into domestic life style.

Hungarian Vizsla

The Hungarian Vizsla is a breed type that has just taken off in a big way in the UK over the last ten years or more with a rapidly growing fan base. Vizsla is a medium size pointer types, with a very soft, good nature and a lot of energy to play and run! A handsome, distinctive-looking dog that is a pleasure to train and handle, the Vizsla is a great choice to introduce to older kids for dog training and general care.

Springer Spaniel

The Springer Spaniel is slightly bigger and more energetic than the Cocker but exhibits a lot of similar traits in terms of personality and tolerance with kids! If your family is living an active lifestyle and spends a lot of time outside, then the Springer Spaniel may be the perfect choice for you.

West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland white terrier or “Westie” is a small dog breed who is friendly, loving and gentle, and makes a great choice for families of all kinds with children from very young to teenagers. If you are looking for a smaller type that will fit in with the family, this may be a perfect pick for you!

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Another small breed of dog who is good, loving and tolerant is the little sausage dog, the Dachshund. Dachshunds come in variants of long or short hair and make another great pick for families looking for a smaller type of dog that will fit in with a busy family home, and get along well with children.