The 10 Best Family Dog Breeds

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Bringing a dog home is like adding another member to your family. 

Take time to consider what breeds or mixes might be the best fit for your family. 

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Just like people, all dogs are individuals.

Regardless of any breed stereotypes, always meet a dog individually to determine if they’re the right fit for your family. Here are 10 options that Russell Hartstein, CEO of Fun Paw Care Puppy & Dog Training in Los Angeles, recommends. 

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1. Greyhound

If your kids add all the chaos you need to your home, a Greyhound might be right up your alley.

 2. Bichon Frise

They don’t bark much, they don’t shed, and they love to cuddle.

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3. Beagle

When properly trained they have enough opportunities to release their pent-up energy and they can be great family dogs.

4. Mastiff

If you love big dogs, you’ll love this calm and docile breed.

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5. Shiba Inu

This pup has tons of energy, so it needs to be trained and socialized frequently.

6. Bernese Mountain Dog

This breed sheds excessively and needs regular grooming, exercise, and training, but has a friendly disposition and love for cuddling. 

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 7. St. Bernard

They’re generally quiet and docile so they won’t disturb your neighbors.

8. American Pit Bull Terrier

They are wonderfully loyal and intelligent pets that need a lot of training, socialization, and exercise.

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9. Golden Retrievers

Known as a classic family dog, they need constant training, socialization, and exercise to meet their needs.

10. Labrador Retriever

Labs are friendly, intelligent, and very popular dogs for good reason. They are energetic and want to learn.

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