Every family would not be complete without a loving pet.
One of the most popular pets that has families reeling over are the dogs. Although there are several dog breeds to choose from, it pays to familiarize yourself with these breeds. Each breed is unique and possesses several notable characteristics that may not be suitable to become a family pet.
Get to know the top ten dog breeds that will make any home and family a lively bunch.
The Bull Dog
For a household that is composed of kids who love to rough house, the bull dog is the perfect breed. It is a friendly, docile and loyal dog that gets along well with other pets in the house. It is not exactly the most energetic dog but its is both great for large homes and small apartments.
This popular breed is best represented by the popular comic book character named Snoopy. Though originally bred to be hunting dogs, they also make perfect house pets. They are one of the most active dog breeds around. They are smart and very friendly which is one of the reasons why they also get along well with other pets in your house.
The Bull Terrier
This breed is unfairly branded as an aggressive animal. Contrary to popular belief, the Bull Terrier was bred to be a companion dog. This breed is friendly and loving towards both kids and adults alike. This sturdy and well framed dog is known to have a high threshold of pain which makes it a perfect companion for your little ones who are still learning on how to properly treat dogs.
This iconic breed’s famous representative is none other than Lassie. The Collies are one of the doggie world’s gentlest and most predictable breeds. They love children and are very much eager to please their owners and protect their respective families. They are easily trainable which makes them perfect for families who want to have a dog in the house for the first time.
This dog breed is appropriately named as ‘Nature’s Babysitters’ due to the fact that they have the knack of both loving and protecting small children. They are one of the gentlest, kindest and most patient breeds in the dog world so this comes to no surprise if they are called as the Mother Teresa of the dogs.
The Vizsla is one of the rarest dog breeds you can find. This breed is perfect for active and energetic families especially with older kids. Aside from their lively demeanor, they are quite a gentle breed. They are also loyal and very affectionate. The breed is also known for obedience and intelligence. They are one of the best dogs to train as they are able to learn new tricks quickly.
A plus with this breed is that they do not have that ‘doggy’ smell.
Widely recognized for its sleek, red coat, the Irish setter is a playful and energetic breed. They love being around people and can get along quite well with children. They are perfect for energetic kids as this dog requires exercise. This smart and trainable breed is perfect for people with a spacious yard.
The proud and elegant poodle is a smart and gentle dog. This breeds is great for families whose members have allergies as this breed sheds very little. It is a caring and a loyal breed. Its good nature and friendly demeanor makes in an excellent playing partner for a child.
The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the world. It is playful, patient, loving, protective and very reliable. Its adorable combination of a sweet personality matched with keen intelligence makes it a perfect family pet.
The Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever tops the list as this breed is neither aggressive nor timid. They are confident, smart, kind, and loyal companions. Their extreme patience is great for families with babies and kids. This breed needs a lot of exercise which also makes them a perfect companion for any nature hikes.
With this list, finding your newest addition to the family should not be a problem. Do keep in mind to be wary of welcoming in highly strung small dogs as they are not the best choice for families with children. You can also opt to adopt dogs from the pound as they are as equally lovable as well.
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