Best Family Dogs

Some dog breeds are ideally suited for family life. They have calm temperaments, and they will enjoy being a part of all family activities. Family dogs should have special characteristics, and their main characteristic is - they get along with everyone.

When there is a family involved, children of different ages, choosing the best possible family dog is absolutely necessary. Some dogs are naturally better with kids than others. They are more patient and can even handle a bit of rough treatment from the children. Other dogs might be better suited for older children that will understand how to safely play and interact with them. Check out these fantastic family dog breeds.

Airedale Terrier

The Airedale Terrier (often shortened to "Airedale“) is the largest of all terriers and is known as the "King of Terriers." The breed originates from the valley of the River...
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Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute is a loyal, affectionate, and playful dog breed, and it's one of the oldest sled dogs. These dogs are very similar to Siberian Husky, Samoyed, Greenland Dog, and C...
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American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel was until recently, considered to be the same breed as their English cousin, the English Cocker Spaniel. These two distinct breeds started to diverge ab...
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American Eskimo dog

The American Eskimo dog is a member of the Nordic dog breeds. They are a part of the Spitz family and are famous for their pure, snowy white coat and dark eyes. There are three var...
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American Hairless Terrier

The American Hairless Terrier is an American dog breed that has originated in the United States of America and it is their only native, hairless breed. These dogs are lively and ac...
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Australian Shepherd

Despite his name, the Australian Shepherd (often called Aussie) is not at all an Australian dog! These dogs were originally developed in the USA to herd livestock....
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Australian Terrier

The Australian Terrier is a small terrier breed that was developed in Australia and its original purpose was to control vermin and snakes. They are your typical Terrier breed - act...
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Basset Hound

The Basset Hound is a dog breed from the scenthound family that was originally bred for hunting and tracking small game such as hare, rabbits, and foxes. This breed has an extremel...
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Beagle

The Beagle is a friendly, curious, and outgoing dog breed from the scent hound family. The Beagle has nearly 220 million scent receptors which make them excellent at picking up sce...
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Bearded Collie

The fluffy Bearded Collie is a dog breed that originated in Scotland and was primarily bred for herding purposes. It is a part of the Collie family and the Collies are known for th...
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Bedlington Terrier

The modern-day Bedlington Terrier is a great show dog as well as a companion breed. That may come as a bit of a surprise as these dogs were bred primarily for vermin and pest contr...
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Bergamasco Shepherd

The Bergamasco Shepherd is an ancient, medium size shepherding breed with a rustic appearance, that is believed to be originated in Persia (today that area is Iran). They are also...
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Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs are a classic example of what is called „gentle giants". They are easy-going and get along with other animals and their entire family, especially childr...
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Bichon Frise

The Bichon Frise is a small dog breed that is known for its fluffy white coat. This breed is often mistaken for Poodles on the count of both breeds having a fluffy coat. The Bichon...
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Biewer Terrier

The Biewer Terrier is a rather rare dog breed that occurred by accident when two piebald Yorkshire Terriers mated. It was developed by a Mrs. and Mr. Biewer in the city of Hunstruc...
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Black and Tan Coonhound

The Black and Tan Coonhound is an American hunting dog breed. It belongs to the scenthound family and they were mostly used to track prey with their superb sense of smell. These do...
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Bolognese

The Bolognese is a small breed that comes from the Bichon family. They are true companion dogs that are the happiest when they are surrounded by their family. Best suited for the i...
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Border Collie

The Border Collie is a highly intelligent, energetic, athletic, working and herding breed of dog that was developed in the Scottish borders for herding livestock, especially sheep....
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Border Terrier

The Border Terrier is a dog breed belonging to the Terrier family whose original purpose was to drive foxes out of their burrows so larger hounds can hunt them. These days, these l...
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Borzoi

The Borzoi or “Russian Wolfhound” is a large dog breed with a history that dates back to the 17th century. The Borzoi is believed to have been developed from...
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Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a popular, small-sized dog breed that originated in America. This dog was developed in the late 1800s by crossing Bulldog and now-extinct White English Terrie...
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Boxer

The Boxer is a dog breed developed in Germany in the 1800s. They were bred for working purposes, especially for cart pulling, livestock herding, hunting, and, also, for dogfighting. The Boxer was o...
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Boykin Spaniel

Boykin Spaniel is a gorgeous medium-sized dog mostly know for his rich brown coat, and that coat is a hallmark of this breed. These dogs are good-natured, friendly, and loyal. Alth...
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Brittany

The Brittany Spaniel is a medium-sized, elegant, and versatile gundog and a perfect family pet. These dogs originated from the Brittany province (France) where these dogs were firs...
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