11 Bernese Mountain Dog
Majestic and beautiful, Bernese Mountain Dog is a pretty tall dog breed, even though most of them look kind of stocky. BMDs are very sturdy dogs, which means they’re also great pets for families with kids. They’re large and capable of doing a lot of hard work.
The rich, thick, gorgeously dark and somewhat long coat of Bernese Mountain Dogs will require a moderate amount of grooming. It’s slightly wavy and provides them with great insulation in colder climates. This breed also likes to run around, work and spend a lot of energy.
In terms of character, BMD are one of the best dogs for families due to their calm nature, very easygoing attitude and a devoted companionship. These dogs are said to be pretty sensitive but very loyal to their owners, including kids.
Bulldogs aren’t very difficult to train, and especially when they are puppies, you can find ways to quickly housebreak them. You will need a good strategy and some knowledge of Bulldog’s attitude and character to understand the best approach for training them.
However, they aren’t the most graceful of beasts, so make sure you don’t mind some slobbering, drooling, or even flatulence. Bulldogs can be expensive. Bulldog puppies can fetch $1000 or more, and bulldogs are prone to health issues later in life, leading to big vet bills and a shorter lifespan.
This breed is very playful with owners, and absolutely adores kids. Boxers will protect their owners and your children no matter what, while at the same time being very gentle to kids. Their exuberant, devoted and attentive attitude is what makes them a great family pooch.
However, Boxers can get pretty aggressive towards other dogs or animals, unless you grow them as puppies and spend enough time fixing or preventing potential dog behavior problems.
Beagles need exercise, and lots of it. Under-exercised beagles frequently develop weight problems, which lead to other health problems later in life. If they are frequently bored, they might take it out by baying, howling, or destroying things around the house. Interestingly, Beagles are also one of the most popular choices among eco-friendly dog owners.
If you have a yard for your beagle (and you should), make sure it is fenced. Beagles are curious little explorers, and will wander off in search of adventure. Beagles can also be stubborn, so might take a little longer to train and housebreak. Beagles can definitely be a handful. If you’re thinking of getting one, make sure you have plenty of time and patience.
55 Bull Terrier
In fact, their style of play can be too much for some people. This can be problematic in public, as strangers are often intimidated by their apperance. They can also be aggressive towards other dogs or cats, so they might not be a good fit for a family with other pets.
Bull Terriers shed quite a bit, and tend to be very strong-willed. If under-exercised or bored, they can develop destructive habits. However, most dog owners have noticed that these Terriers change their attitude for the better once spayed or neutered.
Collies are of course one of the most beautiful dog breeds, and require plenty of grooming attention. For best results, it also doesn’t hurt to take your Collie to dog training experts to prevent any future caprice behavior.
Although they don’t require an outstanding amount of exercise, collies do require a fair bit of attention. They are highly intelligent, and if they aren’t stimulated enough they can develop destructive habits. They are very social, and may develop separation anxiety if left alone on a regular basis. Their long majestic coats also require an appreciable amount of maintenance.
They are, however, big, furry, slobbery dogs, so make sure your family can handle that. They’re not the most perfect animal for dog traveling and adventures, but are great if you choose to leave them at home with kids.
Newfounlands are very social dogs, and won’t handle loneliness well. When you are around, your Newfoundland will want to be as close to you as possible, which sometimes means sitting on your feet, lying on your lap, or leaning against your legs.
This small, well-proportioned, square-like and sturdy breed will sustain most damage from kids and still love them no matter what. Pugs don’t shed a lot and do not require constant bathing like some other pets.
Pugs are also known to be very funny (unintentionally) and know how to always amuse kids. They are great family pets because of their calm, amiable and always playful attitude.
Vizslas are also amazing with kids and love them dearly, which is one of the primary reasons pet owners often choose them and what makes them one of the best dogs for families.
However, these dogs require lots of time, attention, and exercise. When their intellectual, social, and physical needs are met, these dogs will make excellent family pets. If their family doesn’t have enough time for them, these dogs are prone to developing separation anxiety and destructive behaviours.
1010 Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffs, as they are often called, are not tall but rather longer dogs. They are very sturdy and powerful animals with great agility and heavy musculature. They shed moderately and have a smooth and short coat that’s easy to groom.
Staffordshire Bull Terries are also great with children and love having fun. They have amazing character, are always playful, adventurous and caring. Contrary to popular belief, if raised right, these dogs are very amiable, friendly and sociable. They can love other people around you, and other dogs as well.
1111 Irish Setter
They are, however, very sociable dogs, and do not take well to prolonged loneliness. You’ll have to “entertain” your pooch to an extent, and socialize and play with them on a regular basis.
Irish Setters are one of the best dogs for families with kids. They love regular activities and are always on the lookout to play.
Keeshond is a clean and brisk dog that doesn’t need a lot of grooming, but certain attention to keep them fresh will be required. Their long coats are a little harsh, provide them with great insulation, which makes this canine breed perfect for colder temperatures.
Keeshond is certainly a family dog and perfect for any household. They have moderate levels of energy, are playful enough to be good with kids, are loving and always ready to explore new things. Keeshonds also learn quickly.
They do need lots of exercise, and their pent-up energy can manifest as excessive barking and jumping.
These intelligent animals are also quite emotionally sensitive, and will get anxious from fighting and arguing in the household.
1414 Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retrievers are some of the best dogs for families because of their caring attitude and loyal companionship. They love kids and their owners alike, and will be very protective very protective of small children. This is an intelligent breed that can be trained fast, too.
The major caveat for this breed is simply their exercise requirements. Under-exercised labs can get rambunctious or destructive.
1515 Great Dane
Surprisingly, Great Danes are very calm and are one of the most perfect dogs to have in an apartment, let alone if you live in a house. Their short and glossy coat doesn’t require a lot of grooming, and Great Danes do not shed a lot as well.
Great Danes are very gentle dogs who love their owners and anybody who the owners are friendly with. This breed is always very protective of children, and despite their threatening size, Great Danes are sensitive and easygoing pets. They love children, but kids might often be scared of the dog due to their size.
1616 Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are very similar to Irish Setters and also one of the best dogs for families, especially for those with kids. They have world-class patience, making them an excellent choice for a family with younger children.
Golden Retrievers do tend to have shorter lifespans, however. Consider how old your kids will be in ten years or so, and whether they will be ready for this life lesson.