10 Friendliest Dog Breeds that are Great for Families
Beagles are the epitome of loyalty. Beagles are fiercely loyal to their owners and love to be around their families.
These dogs are gentle enough for young children and energetic enough for older children. Beagles are perfect cuddle buddies at the end of a long hunting or digging session!
2. Shih Tzu
Have you ever met a mean Shih Tzu? I thought so. Shih Tzus are beautiful small dogs with just as beautiful temperaments. They are funny little dogs who are always looking to entertain you.
They are great for families with small children and are gentle with babies. Their smushy faces are enough to make anyone go “Aww!”
3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
The Cavalier is a descendent of royal blood, but they’d never snobbily turn their nose up to a friendly person.
Cavaliers are one of the sweetest, cuddliest, friendliest breeds known to man. Cavaliers were bred to be loved. They enjoy cuddling, kissing, and hugging more than any other breed.
Pugs may act fierce, but at the end of the day, these walking bread rolls are one of the most loving breeds we know.
Pugs love their owners with all of their squishy, yappy hearts. I mean come on, who would be scared of THIS face!
5. Golden Retriever
Golden Retrievers are amazingly smart and loving canines with a heart as golden as their coat.
Retrievers are wonderful family and working dogs whose purpose in life is nothing more than to see their owner smile and smile along with them! There’s a reason why so many Retrievers are used as therapy dogs!
6. Great Dane
Ahh! Look how big this breed is! It must be really mean to be bred that big! Quite the contrary, Great Danes are big, but not brutish. Great Danes are just 200 lb lap dogs. They absolutely love to be loved and spoiled.
Though his bark may be scary, he doesn’t bite. They make wonderful dogs for families with small children. Though they don’t have a mean bone in their body, you can rest easy with a Dane watching your babies.
Boxers are big goofy dogs whose main talent is how much drool they can produce. They may look like fighters and have the name of one, but the first thing any Boxer does when you approach them is usually wag their stubby little tail.
Boxers are great dogs for families with older kids, as they tend to be a little rough with how much energy they have, but they’re just playing! Everything is a game to these big goofballs!
8. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Commonly mistaken as a “Pitbull”, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier is not as bad as some people will make you believe. This breed is one of the friendliest breeds around.
This breed works well with families and single individuals who are simply looking for furry companionship. Though there’s nothing to fear about the Staffy, just be sure to monitor them while they are with small children, but that goes for every breed!
9. Boston Terrier
Ah yes, the bug-eyed wonder that is the Boston Terrier. They live up to their Terrier name, being full of energy and yappy. But all that yapping is because of how happy they are to see you! These little dogs talk big smack at strangers, but it’s all bark. Once a Boston Terrier gets comfortable, they make friends with everyone.
Whoa! Look at this bulky monster with a scary name! Wait? Is that all it does? Sit on the couch and…snore? Bulldogs may look like scary, heavyweight tanks of a dog, but they’re absolutely the opposite. Rarely dogs a Bulldog even bark, he’s too lazy. Bulldogs would rather cuddle next to you on the couch and munch on a bone or sleep than attack anyone. They’re big, loveable, drooly babies!