5 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog Breeds

The main thing when choosing a furry new addition for your family is to do your research, spend some time with the pup and figure out if they will be a good fit for you and you loved ones.

Golden Retriever

These gorgeous dogs are renowned as being the world’s favourite family friendly pet. By nature, they are loyal, loving and wonderfully gentle which makes them great for kids. They love to play, swim and cuddle up on the couch, and while they are ideally suited to rural areas and big back yards, with the right amount of exercise golden retrievers can also live happy and healthy lives as city dogs. If you already have other pets such as cats or rabbits, golden retrievers will befriend them in no time at all!


If you’re on the search for a good natured and intelligent pooch then Collies are ideal. Made famous by the heart-warming Lassie film, this breed of ‘herding dog’ is east to train, amazingly gentle and fantastically patient with kids of all ages. That said, Collies need plenty of exercise so only take one on if you are an active family that loves to walk, run and head to the beach.


Officially classed as a ‘working dog,’ Boxers are affectionate, playful and make great guardians. While they are relatively small as far as dog sizes go, they still need brisk daily walks and will never say no to a stick fetching session! Their placid temperament makes them one of the best breeds for families with young kids with a tendency to prod, poke and play!

Miniature Schnauzer

These little guys make fantastic family pets thanks to their playful and loving nature that will win the hearts of family member both young and old. As a hypoallergenic breed that does not shed any hair,
Miniature Schnauzers are an excellent choice for those suffering from allergies.

Yorkshire Terrier

Like the Golden Retriever, Yorkshire Terriers are one of the world’s most popular family friendly pets. Their lively yet good natured personalities are perfect for kids while their small size also makes them great for smaller homes and apartments. Their vocal nature also makes them great guard dogs for those that don’t have the space for larger breeds.


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