The Best Dog Breeds for Families Anything
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The Best Dog Breeds for Families

List Criteria: Best types of dogs for a family

Everyone has their favorite dog breed, but what's the best breed to bring into your home if you have kids? Of course, the very best thing you can do is adopt a dog, making sure that the animal is good with kids beforehand. But if you have your heart set on a particular breed, there are definitely some dogs that are better in families than others. Vote your favorite kid-friendly breed up and add any you see missing.
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    Golden Retriever This dog has been the #1 family dog for decades. They are patient, good-tempered and loving. They are easy to train and people-lovers to the extreme. These dogs get big, ...

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    Bichon Frise This is a sweet, loving, happy dog - but needs older kids as it tends not to deal well with very little children poking and pulling on it. The size of this dog makes it ...

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    added by TsvetelinIgnatov Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland Sheepdog, Coton de Tulear, Wonder Dogs, Great Pyrennes

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    added by MarianneVenegoni Sweet docile dog' 

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    added by MarianneVenegoni Beautiful loyal dog 

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    Pit Bull Terrier The sad story of this breed should not deter you from bringing it into your family. Like any dog on this list, or any dog anywhere, ever - these animals can be mistreated and ...

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    added by Martydvm Shetland Sheepdog

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    Standard Poodle This dog is in the top 5 of the smartest breeds of dog out there. Watch out for this one, as its a problem solver. This trait does make for a wonderful family companion, ...

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    added by liriodendron Leonberger

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    added by slantsix If a Vizsla had brains it would be a GSP.

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    added by Lady Wretch Doberman Pinscher The Most Amazing, Sweet, Strong, Smart and Loving creatures on this earth!

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    added by RonThorp Miniature Poodle

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    added by gamedemon24 Loyal, friendly, happy, although not overly intelligent.

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    added by Teachvalerie Cavachon Not bright but love able  

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    added by CraigNykiel Vizsla Devoted, great with kids, athletic and regal

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    added by catherinelayland Cavoodle The perfect family dog for young children. So completely docile and loving. They don't like being separated from the family - so you have to allow them to be 'indoor dogs' ...

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    added by PeterLynnWestre Olde English Bulldog

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    added by zxray Catahoulas are highly intelligent and energetic. They are assertive but not aggressive by nature. They have a need to take charge of their pack whether other dogs or humans.

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    added by laurenloves2surf2002 Tebetian Spaniel, Shih Tzu

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