Choosing A Family Dog

Let's talk about choosing a family dog. Choosing the right dog is no easy task. If you have children you want a dog that will be loving, kind, and protective. This article provides information on ten dog breeds that are great family dogs.

When choosing a dog remember that purebreds aren't the only way to go. You don't have to spend hundreds of dollars on a dog from a breeder unless you really want to. You can adopt a dog from a shelter, some could actually be purebreds. Look in your local newspaper as well there may be people looking for homes for puppies. When choosing a dog you also have to keep in mind your living conditions. If you don't have a yard or you live in a small apartment then you shouldn't get a large breed dog.

The most popular family dogs are Labrador Retrievers. These dogs are loyal, loving, playful, kid-friendly, and protective. They are energetic and require exercise so you should have a nice yard for one to run around in. Golden Retrievers are also very popular and make great dogs for kids. They are patient, kind, smart, and loyal. Like the Labrador, Golden Retrievers also require a good amount of exercise.

Bull Dogs and Beagles also make great family dogs. Bull dogs aren't the most energetic, but them can handle roughhousing with the kids. They are also loyal and friendly. Bull Dogs a great option no matter how large or small your house is. Beagles are more active than Bull Dogs. Beagles were originally hunting dogs. They are smart, energetic, and friendly. They get along well with kids and other pets.

The Vizsla is a dog breed that the average person has never heard of. If you have children, the Vizsla should be at the top of your list. They have the perfect disposition for being around kids. This breed is loyal, smart, obedient, affectionate, and quiet.

You may not think of Poodles as family dogs, but they are. Poodles are smart, gentle, and patient. This breed rarely gets annoyed. They also don't shed a lot and their fur usually doesn't bother kids that have allergies.

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