Best Dog Breeds for Families to Adopt


Airedale Terrier

Airedale Terrier: "The King of Terriers." Good with kids and dogs. Thrives with an active family. All-star pup.

Bergamasco Sheepdog

Herding instinct, perfect for rounding up kids. Excellent with children, but supervise rowdiness. May nip if overwhelmed.

Kishu Ken

Now this is a very lovey-dovey pup, according to AKC. The medium-size dog is known for being docile, open to strangers and patient with children.

American Bobtail

Hailing from Italy, not only do these dogs like children, they will go to great length to protect them. Because of that, you'll need to make sure you have them on a strong leash around strangers.


Energetic and lively, this pup will only grow to be around 20–30 pounds. They are good with children, especially those who are willing to play with them as

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Hypoallergenic coat, suitable for mild fur allergies. Exuberant and devoted pets. Loves active playtime. Silky-haired terriers.

Bichon Frise

Bichons, friendly and sociable. Low-shedding coat. Perfect for a fun-loving household. Playful and amiable attitude.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Gentle giant Bernese Mountain Dog. Sweet and warm-hearted. Great with children. Fluffy and gentle nature. Perfect for families.

SiameseAlaskan Malamute

Loyal Alaskan Malamutes. Pleasing their pack. Sled dog heritage. Consistent training and exercise. Skijoring opportunity. Friendly and loyal companions.

Labrador Retriever

Popular Labrador Retrievers. Beloved for decades. Love for kids, adults, pets. Sweet and friendly nature. High energy levels. Daily exercise required. Can reach 80 pounds.

Golden Retriever

Beloved Golden Retrievers, perfect family dogs. Quick learners, high physical activity. Love running, swimming, fetching. Joyful companions with silliness.