If you’ve decided to give in and purchase a puppy or adult dog for your children, it’s well worth researching various dog breeds, before making a commitment and adding a dog to your family. If you’re keen to discover a few dog breeds, which make great family pets, simply continue reading to discover 4 of the best family dogs.
Four of the best family orientated dog breeds:
Boston terriers are nicknamed “the American Gentleman”, due to their affectionate and gentle personalities. If you’re looking for a small, family dog, who’ll play gently with your children, it’s well worth considering purchasing a Boston Terrier. Don’t be surprised if your Boston terrier becomes your children’s’ best friend. As an added bonus Boston terriers are extremely intelligent and can be easily trained if you find a way to work around their stubborn tendencies. Once you’re taught your Boston terrier a new command, they won’t forget it in a hurry.
Labrador retrievers make excellent family pets as they are known for their friendly, easy-going temperaments and are unlikely to become irritated by small children. As some dog breeds become easily irritated by small children who try and climb on them or pull their coats. If you’re looking for a laid-back, friendly breed of dog, which enjoys quiet time at home and has the energy to play fetch with your children all afternoon long, it’s well worth looking into adding a labrador retriever to your growing family.
Irish Wolfhounds are often overlooked as family pets due to their size. However, Irish wolfhounds are gentle giants and make great family pets as they are incredibly protective and will take great pride in watching over every member of your family.
Irish Wolfhounds are also easy to train, which means that your children will be able to help you train your new family member to sit, stay and fetch. If you’re concerned that Irish wolfhounds are too active to be kept indoors, think again. While Irish wolfhounds need to be walked on a daily basis, for most of the day Irish wolfhounds lead a sedentary lifestyle and are quite happy to curl up on the sofa next to you.
If you’re looking for an affectionate furry companion, you simply can’t go wrong adopting a pug. As an added advantage unlike the vast majority of dog breeds, pugs don’t require a great deal of exercise and are content with a short, family walk each day. Better yet pugs are extremely affectionate and love being pet, hugged and carried around. If you’re looking for a dog that will sleep at the end of your child’s bed each night and watch over them, there’s no need to look any further. Lastly, pugs are known for their bubbly, charming personalities, so if you’re looking for a dog which will provide endless entertainment it’s also worth considering purchasing a pug.
So if you’re looking to add a dog to your family, you can’t go wrong adopting or purchasing a pug, an Irish wolfhound, a Boston terrier or a labrador retriever!