Dogs for Families

Best Dogs for Families

Find which dogs are best for a family with kids.

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-Just like every child is different, so is every dog. But some breeds are better than others when it comes to living with kids. The American Kennel Club recognizes more than 150 dog breeds. And one of the most popular is the Labrador Retriever. Labs are friendly, loyal, and love being around children. They can be strong-willed. But with the proper training-- -High five. Good boy. -make great family dogs. Another great family dog is the Collie. They have a sweet temperament and are incredibly smart, which makes them quite trainable. They love being around kids, and will bond with those who show them love. Poodles come in three sizes: toy, miniature, and standard. They're popular because they're easy-going and highly intelligent, which makes them easy to train. They like pleasing their families. Plus, they have hair, not fur-- which makes them great for families with allergies. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.K., and they're becoming more and more popular here in the States. They're mushy dogs that love giving kisses to kids. They also love to cuddle and play. Golden Retrievers are another popular dog breed and are great for active families. Goldens need a lot of exercise. So, if you're outdoors running and playing with your kids, a Golden will fit right in.