Top 10 Family Friendly Dog Breeds

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The best dog breed for your family depends on your family, of course. If you have children or other pets, they have to like kids and other animals. If they are going to be alone all day while you work, make sure your pooch is independent enough to stay home alone. Are you busy and rushed? You want a pup that is easy to care for and does not need to be taken to the park every day to keep them from eating the furniture. Also, if you have a small home, you need a dog that matches the space. Here are the top 10 family-friendly dog breeds in the United States to help you in your search for your furfect family addition.

Labrador Retriever

The number one family pet for many years, this big cuddly pup is gentle and cuddly with everyone, including kids and other pets, even cats. These smart canines are also easy to train, fun to play with, and they’re just as happy laying around the house with you as they are when they’re out playing. 

Golden Retriever

One of the most well-liked dogs in the country, the Golden Retriever is lovable, gentle, loyal, and furfectly friendly with everyone, including other animals. They’re intelligent enough to be service dogs for the blind and disabled, as well as search and rescue operations, while also being fun with boundless energy for playtime.

Golden Labrador

Mixing the two top family breeds is a great way to get all the characteristics of both. The Golden Labrador is a pawesome pup with the keen intelligence that makes them easy to train for those first-time dog owners. Big family or single human households, your Golden Lab will enjoy doing whatever you do.
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You can be certain that this dog will pick up on whatever you are trying to train them to do right away, because they’re super smart and love to please. They also have tons of energy and a sense of humor like a human, so this fur buddy will keep you laughing even when you’re sad.


This hybrid of the Labrador and the Poodle is one of the top designer dog breeds because they have all the traits of both. While being one of the smartest poochies in the world, they are also easy to take care of because they shed very little and like to play whenever you do.


The Goldendoodle is similar to the Labradoodle but mixed with the Golden Retriever instead of the Labrador. They can enjoy themselves anywhere with any family, whether it is one person or a huge family with other pets. They are also good hunters and swimmers, so they can help you catch dinner too.


A lovable furry friend and brave and loyal guardian, the Boxer takes their family guarding seriously, but also loves cuddling and playing ball. They have a short coat that doesn’t need much grooming and can entertain themselves if you are going to be out all day. This pup is furfect for any family.


The intelligence of the Poodle and exuberance of the Boxer will provide you will a very crafty canine who enjoys a game of catch as much as laying at your feet watching television. They may even try to be a lap dog even though they are a bit too big once they are fully grown.


This gentle giant is a pawesome protector and lovable pooch who loves to be cuddled. One of their favorite activities is swimming, and they even have webbed feet, so if you are into swimming or boating, this breed is furfect for you. Their coat is even waterproof, and they can save a drowning victim.

New Labralound

This breed can either look like a small Newfoundland or a large Labrador, but either way, these fur babies are adorable and pawsitively perky. They’re easy to train, love to play with kids and other pets, have a lot of patience, and they can protect you and your family from anyone.