Top 10 Dog Breeds for Families

Cocker Spaniel

Cocker spaniels are friendly, playful, and reliable, making them wonderful pets.

Brussels Griffon

A family-friendly little dog, the Brussels griffon is charming and loving. His modest size makes him preferable for houses with older children. This wiry-haired breed is playful, energetic, and loving.

Basset Hound

These floppy-eared dogs are wonderful for families since they are calm and friendly. Bassets are kind and adaptive.


Boxers are friendly and playful, making them suitable for families, especially active ones. This energetic breed loves playing in the backyard or at the bark park.

Portuguese Water Dog

Portuguese water dogs are energetic, sociable, versatile, and kid-friendly. This breed ticks several boxes for households seeking a companion.


The vizsla is a lesser-known breed, but if you get to know him, he may be the perfect family pet. This breed is friendly, playful, versatile, and affectionate.


Anyone who has seen Lassie may see why a rough collie would make a great family pet. Her loyalty was unwavering.

Bull Terrier

This robust breed thrives in active families who like to walk, play outside, and jump around in the dog park with other neighborhood dogs.