Ten Dog Breeds for Families


Labrador Retriever

You can't help but actually love Labrador retrievers for many reasons, not the least of which is their endearing, loving nature and limitless energy. 

German Shepherd

Traditional Germans have used German shepherds as hunting and herding dogs for generations.

Golden Retriever

From the 1990s sitcom "Full House" to the "Air Bud" film series, golden retrievers are often portrayed as the ideal family dog.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Whether they are called Berners, Bernies, or Bernese mountain dogs, all variations of this Swiss breed share a commitment to helping stranded tourists.


Dogs with the boxer breed are known for being gentle and affectionate despite their rough reputation.

Alaskan Malamute

While Alaskan Malamutes were originally bred for hunting large animals like bears and seals, modern-day dogs of this breed are completely tamed and friendly.


If you or a family member has allergies but you absolutely need a dog, a goldendoodle might be the best option.

Basset Hound

At first glance, a basset hound might not seem like a large breed, but their average weight actually puts them in the company of large dogs.

Great Dane

The Great Dane is the gentle giant of dogs; it is calm, loyal, and can reach a weight of 200 pounds when fully grown.


This breed is known for its playful nature and warm personality. Rottweilers have a bad reputation, but they actually make great family dogs.

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