Top Ten Dogs for Families 

Eduardo Posadas Gonzalez, Contributor

1. Australian Shepard

A dog that has gray hairs with black spots and also some orange spots. They are very easy to train and also love to play. They also have a background in herding, so they could get used to herding animals.

2. Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

A medium-sized dog that has very soft hair, loves to play; and is very active. They also are hypoallergenic which means they hardly shed in case you’re allergic to dog hair.


3. Collie

Collies were voted one of the smartest dogs in the world. They are also very loyal to their owners and are very hairy dogs. They also love children which makes them a great family dog.

4. Bichon Frise

A small white dog whose coats resemble a sheep’s coat. They are very fluffy and are good with kids, but they also have an aggressive side to other dogs they haven’t met yet. They love to play and are very energetic.


5. Alaskan Malamute

A dog that extremely resembles a Husky, but is a bit bulkier. If you’re wanting a dog that is loyal to either a human or dog pack, an Alaskan Malamute may be your ideal choice.


6. Poodle

Poodles are a very unique breed. They come in very distinct sizes. Although their coat may look like it could cause allergies, it actually has an hypoallergenic coat so they don’t shed that often. They are also very energetic and are great for dog shows.

7. French Bulldog

A small dog that hardly barks and has ears that resemble “bat ears”. If you don’t have a backyard, it’s all good. They love to be in quiet and low – maintenance places. They are really playful and are very adaptable to any place they are in.

8. Newfoundland 

It’s a pretty big dog that can weigh up to 150 lbs, but are very gentle. The reason why they make great family dogs is because they are very patient and have a watchful nature. They are also great swimmers in case you don’t know how to swim. They have your back. 

9. Bulldog 

If you don’t really like going out then this dog is great for you. The bulldog is a medium “-sized” and chubby dog that loves to nap. While their wrinkled snouts are pretty funny, be careful because they can overheat in warm climates.

10. Beagle

Beagles are known for having huge ears and for their short hair. Beagles are very used to having companionship with their owners and are not comfortable being alone for too long. They are also great seekers, in case someone or something gets lost.