Here are the best dog breeds for children and families

    1. Labrador Retriever The Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog breed in the United States for a reason. The breed is friendly, patient, and trainable. The breed is extremely versatile, doing everything including hunting, showing, dock diving, tracking, and obedience. • Personality: Friendly and outgoing, Labs play well with others. • Energy Level: Very active; Labs are high-spirited and not afraid to show it. • Good with Children: Yes. • Good with Other Dogs: With supervision. • Shedding: Regularly. • Grooming: Weekly brushing. • Trainability: Eager to please. • Height: 57-62 cm (male), 55-60 cm (female). • Weight: 29-36 kg (male), 25-32 kg (female). • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years. • Barking Level: Medium.

     

    1. Bulldog The distinct and wrinkly Bulldog makes a wonderful companion for children. These loyal dogs can adapt to most atmospheres – city or country – and are happy to spend time with their families. • Personality: Calm, courageous, and friendly; dignified but amusing. • Energy Level: Not very active; Bulldogs won’t beg to be exercised, but they require regular walks and the occasional romp. • Good with Children: Yes. • Good with Other Dogs: Yes. • Shedding: Seasonal. • Grooming: Weekly. • Trainability: Responds well. • Height: 36-40 cm. • Weight: 23-25 kg (male), 18-23 kg (female). • Life Expectancy: 8-10 years. • Barking Level: Quiet

     

    1. Golden Retriever Golden Retrievers originally came into prominence because of the desire for a medium-sized dog that would do well in wild-fowling, both upland game, and waterfowl. Today, the breed’s versatility, intelligence, and agreeable personality suit it for many purposes, and it has become one of the most successful, recognizable, and popular breeds in all areas of competition. • Personality: Intelligent, friendly, and devoted. • Energy Level: Very active; This dog is active and energetic, and needs daily exercise. • Good with Children: Yes. • Good with Other Dogs: Yes. • Shedding: Seasonal. • Grooming: Occasional. • Trainability: Eager to please. • Height: 56-61 cm (male), 51-56 cm (female). • Weight: 30-34 kg (male), 25-32 kg (female). • Life Expectancy: 10-12 years. • Barking Level: Barks when necessary.

     

    1. Beagle The actual origin of the Beagle seems to be obscure with no reliable documentation on the earliest days of development. Their compact size, short, easy-to-care-for coat and intelligence make the Beagle an excellent family dog. Personality: Merry, friendly, and curious • Energy Level: Very active; This quick, energetic and compact hound dog needs plenty of exercise • Good with Children: Yes • Good with Other Dogs: Yes • Shedding: Seasonal • Grooming: Weekly • Trainability: Responds well • Height: 33 cm (13 inches) and under, 33-38 cm (13-15 inches) • Weight: under 9 kg (20 pounds) for 33 cm (13 inches) and under, 9-14 kg (20-30 pounds) for 33-38 cm (13-15 inches) • Life Expectancy: 10-15 years • Barking Level: Likes to be vocal.

     

    1. Pug The Pug is well described by the phrase “multum in parvo” which means “a lot of dog in a small space.” He is small but requires no coddling and his roguish face soon wiggles its way into the hearts of men, women, and especially children, for whom this dog seems to have a special affinity. His great reason for living is to be near his people and to please them. He is comfortable in a small apartment or country home alike, easily adaptable to all situations. Personality: Even-tempered, charming, mischievous and loving • Energy Level: Somewhat active; Pugs are not exactly natural athletes, but they do have strong legs and endless curiosity—exercise both regularly • Good with Children: Better with supervision • Good with Other Dogs: With supervision • Shedding: Regularly • Grooming: Weekly brushing • Trainability: Agreeable • Height: 25-33 cm (10-13 inches) • Weight: 6-8 kg (14-18 pounds) • Life Expectancy: 13-15 years • Barking Level: Barks when necessary.

     

    1. Irish Setter The Irish Setter, recognizable from media such as Big Red, first came into popular notice in the 18th century. The outgoing and trainable dog is great for active families, as the Irish Setter is high-energy and loves spending time outdoors. Personality: Outgoing, sweet-natured, active, and trainable • Energy Level: Very active; High-energy dogs who love to run, Irish Setters need plenty of space and exercise • Good with Children: Yes • Good with Other Dogs: Yes • Shedding: Seasonal • Grooming: Weekly • Trainability: Responds well • Height: 69 cm (27 inches) for males, 64 cm (25 inches) for females • Weight: 32 kg (70 pounds) for males, 27 kg (60 pounds) for females • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years • Barking Level: Barks when necessary.

     

    1. russels Griffon: The Brussels Griffon is a lively, intelligent, and active companion. He thrives on interaction, activity, and mental stimulation. His small size makes him a good apartment dweller as long as you give him a chance to burn off some energy. Energy Level: Somewhat active; Brussels Griffons are spunky and love to play and to take long daily walks with their owners.

     

    Good with Children: Better with supervision.

     

    Good with other Dogs: With supervision.

     

    Shedding: Seasonal.

     

    Grooming: Weekly grooming.

     

    Trainability: Responds well to training.

     

    Height: 18-25 cm (7-10 inches).

     

    Weight: 3.6-4.5 kg (8-10 pounds).

     

    Life Expectancy: 12-15 years.

     

    Barking Level: Barks when necessary.

     

    Newfoundland: Above all things, the Newfoundland must have the intelligence, loyalty, and sweetness, which are his best-known traits. He must be able and willing to help his master perform necessary tasks at command, and also have the intelligence to act on his responsibility when rescue work demands it. Because of these traits, Newfoundlands make excellent family dogs.

     

    Personality: Sweet, patient, devoted; Newfoundlands are famously good companions.

     

    Energy Level: Somewhat active; Newfoundlands like using their big, powerful bodies, so they need some room to romp.

     

    Good with Children: Yes.

     

    Good with other Dogs: Yes.

     

    Shedding: Seasonal.

     

    Grooming: Weekly brushing.

     

    Trainability: Easy training.

     

    Height: 71 cm (male), 66 cm (female) (28 inches (male), 26 inches (female)).

     

    Weight: 59-68 kg (130-150 pounds) (male), 45-54 kg (100-120 pounds) (female).

     

    Life Expectancy: 9-10 years.

     

    Barking Level: Barks when necessary.

     

    1. French Bulldog: French Bulldogs are one of the world’s most popular small-dog breeds, especially among city dwellers. The easygoing and adaptable breed is great for new families and responds well to training.

     

    Personality: Playful, smart, adaptable, and completely irresistible.

     

    Energy Level: Not very active; Frenchies are easygoing, not terribly athletic; brisk walks will keep them trim.

     

    Good with Children: Yes.

     

    Good with other Dogs: Yes.

     

    Shedding: Seasonal.

     

    Grooming: Occasional grooming.

     

    Trainability: Responds well to training.

     

    Height: 28-33 cm (11-13 inches).

     

    Weight: under 13 kg (28 pounds).

     

    Life Expectancy: 10-12 years.

     

    Barking Level: Quiet.

     

    1. Collie: Collies are legendary for their herding skills. They are strong, loyal, affectionate, responsive, and fast. A Collie would be best suited for an active family as they are high-energy and love to move around.

     

    Personality: Graceful, devoted, and proud.

     

    Energy Level: Very active; Collies are active and need daily exercise, but they’re happy to chill at home the rest of the time.

     

    Good with Children: Yes.

     

    Good with other Dogs: With supervision.

     

    Shedding: Seasonal.

     

    Grooming: Occasional grooming.

     

    Trainability: Responds well to training.

     

    Height: 61-66 cm (male), 56-61 cm (female) • Weight: 27-34 kg (male), 23-30 kg (female) • Life Expectancy: 12-14 years • Barking Level: Likes to vocalize

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