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Best Dogs for Families

Do your homework ahead of time to ensure you end up with the perfect new addition.

By Alison Goldman

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Love at first sight is easy when an adorable puppy is involved, but it's important to consider your lifestyle before making a choice. "People think of their dogs as part of their family, so you want one who fits in with your daily routine," says Lisa Peterson, American Kennel Club spokesperson and dog breed expert. Check out our breed recommendations for typical family situations. You just might meet your match!

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