Top Family Dogs: A List

My favorite: Mutts!

Don't discount mixed breed pets just because your family might be considering only purebred canines.

Golden Doodle

The Golden Retriever is a courageous, perceptive, generous, and devoted canine. The Golden Retriever is an excellent choice for children because it is neither frightened nor aggressive.

Canine Labrador

The Labrador Retriever is one of THE most well-liked dog breeds, and for good reason—it is playful, tolerant, affectionate, protective, and trustworthy.


Aside from their very unusual hairstyles, the Poodle is also a very intelligent and kind dog.

Ireland Setter

Irish Setters are playful and active dogs with a red coat who enjoy being around people and playing with kids.


Although this breed isn't exactly well-known—mostly because they require a lot of exercise—they're actually one of the greatest dog breeds for enthusiastic and active households with older children.


The Newfoundland, sometimes known as "Nature's Babysitter," is regarded as one of the world's smartest breeds. These dogs also tend to adore children and be fiercely protective of them.

Terrier the Bull

The Bull Terrier, which has an unfair reputation as an aggressive animal, was originally developed to be a companion dog that is kind and friendly to both adults and children.