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5 best family dog breeds

Many families in the world prefer to get a family dog at least every year. Many will do proper research so that they can be able to pick an appropriate breed suitable for whole the family. This is based on the breed temperament reactions and how old are the children in the family. However, there are those other families who make uninformed choices and end up giving away, re-homing, or even end up abandoning their pets. It is therefore advisable for both family members to sit down and agree on a specific breed after doing a thorough search.

Some of the best breeds to consider include.

The Golden Retriever

It is an all-time preferred for the “most common breeds” types. This breed of dog is outstanding for families who do take vacations and enjoy lots of time being active in doing outdoor activities. Initially, the breed was developed to recover birds on hunting missions, but after some time it proved its value as a true family friend. However, one problem of the breed is that it contains a lot of furs. Thus the dog will require daily brushing and┬áregular washing and might shed a lot. However, they are very beautiful when maintained.

West Highland Terrier

Popularly known as the Westie, this is a small white terrier breed that likes to play a lot, and it is loveable. This breed needs some exercises and training to keep him happy just like all terriers. It is a good watch dog and a devoted friend to the master. The breed is great and ideal for older children. However, they have been known not to entertain accidental maltreatment from younger kids. They are not therefore generally recommended for families with children who are underage. It has a lot of furs just like the golden retriever breed. It therefore too needs some brushing to keep his coat mat clean always.

Cairn Terrier

It has a similar trait to that of the West Terrier. These breeds are tough little dogs. The breed is very affectionate of people and is easily adapted to any environment provided people surround it. This type of breed needs exercises to keep it happy just like the Westie. The Cairn Terrier comes in different colors including red, grey, wheaten, sandy, cream or a pure combination of all colors.

Irish Setter

Just like the Golden retriever, the Irish Setter was originally bred to assist in hunting birds. They can be very excitable since they are bird dogs, They have a very beautiful red coat which makes them prevalent and loved by most families. This breed is always eager to please people around
it. However, its beautiful red coat that makes the breed to be so popular needs regular trimming and brushing or else it will look not as much of its best.

The Schnauzer

Schnauzers breeds are full of behavior and love people so much especially children. They are available in three different sizes. For a family with young children, the largest Schnauzer size might not be appropriate as the dog is quite large. However, the other two smaller sized breeds are the best for families. The Schnauzer breed is a perfect family pet since it is always eager to please and will do anything possible to keep the family safe. This breed does require daily exercise just like all other breeds. Also, they need to be well groomed, and if not handled well, their coat easily gets
matted.

It should be well understood that not all breeds will get along with young kids. Every dog breed has its characteristics despite everyone wanting their dog to be perfect all around for people of all ages. Some are very social and friendly with grownups but may not apply the same to young kids in the family.