Top 6 Dogs for Families
If you are wanting to add a new furry friend to your family, there a variety of things to consider. The first step is to find a breeder with high quality standards for their pups. After you’ve found an appropriate breeder, keep in mind what needs you and your family have. Researching the breed before purchasing is vital. Some dogs are known for getting along with other animals, and some…. not so much. Some breeds require lots of attention and get separation anxiety. Others do well on their own and have a more independent nature. Purchasing a pup with a longer health guarantee is always the safest option to ensure your furry friend will be with you for years and years. Below is a list of breeds that ATW has chosen as the best fitting breeds for families and here’s why.
Goldendoodles make excellent pets for many reasons. Their hypo-allergenic fur makes them easy to maintain, and you never have to worry about sweeping up dog hair. The poodle in them makes them wise and sophisticated, while the golden retriever makes them spunky and playful. Goldendoodles are full of energy and amazing with children.
2. French Bull Dogs (Frenchies)
These French Bull dogs come in an array of colors from white to brindle. They originated in France and have been domestic house pets since the 1800s. The average weight for a full grown French Bull dogs is 15-25 lbs. French Bull dogs are patient and compassionate towards their owners and are as sweet as dogs come.
3. Pembroke Welsh Corgi
The Pembroke Welsh Corgi, also known as the “dwarf dog” originated in Wales, UK. These tiny little friends are considered cattle dogs, which means they are excellent at heeling. Although they are little, do not over look the Corgi as they have been known to be excellent watch dogs. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi is considered to be one of the smartest dog breeds in the world, and will forever be loyal to his/her owner.
4. American Bullies
American bullies, formally known as “nanny dogs” in 1980, make excellent dogs for people with children. Their weight can range from 66-120 lbs full grown (depending on the blood line his/her comes from). The American bully is often mistaken for an “aggressive” dog breed but are actually known for having better in-home temperament than most other in door pets. They also can be found in 4 sizes: Standard, Pocket, XL, and classic.
5. Shiba Inu
The Shiba Inu originated in Japan and translates to “brushwood dog” in English. They were originally brought to the United States in 1954 by an armed forces family. Shibas can be found in red, sesame, black and tan, or white. These gorgeous pups are independent and is loving and affectionate to those who they trust. Shibas are know for their cleanliness and low maintenance for grooming needs.
6. German Shepard
German Shepard’s were originally bred to herd sheep and have since adapted to be useful for many “jobs”. Since 1899, the breed has adapted to playing a major role in society. The breed has been known for being useful in the military, assisting with people who have disabilities, and search and rescue missions. Their level of intelligence and obedience makes them ideal for any family.