Find which dogs are best for a family with kids.
From big to small. Loyal dogs come in all shapes and sizes. These pups make great family pets. Shetland Sheepdogs or Shelties are herding dogs. They needs tasks to keep them from getting bored and to keep them out of trouble. They become incredibly protective of those they love and can be a bit standoffish with strangers. They also require daily brushing. Doberman Pinschers are, by nature, protective dogs. That's why you often see them as guard dogs. The bonding process starts almost immediately when you bring one home. And that loyalty makes them great family dogs. Boston Terriers need a lot of activity to keep them from mischief. Though small, they often try to be top dog at home. Boston Terriers are incredibly intelligent and need to be challenged. That's where daily training comes in. They are friendly, and like children, they love to play. A Newfoundland is a good choice for a family dog if you live in a big house with a big yard. Because they're so big, Newfoundlands have a tendency to knock things over without even meaning to. Their large size makes them seem fierce. But don't let that fool you. These dogs are incredibly gentle and are great with kids. The best word to describe an Irish Setter is playful. They crave attention and will return your love with lots of loyalty. If you live in a house with a large yard or live close to a dog park, consider this fun-loving breed.