You might first think of the Labrador and the Golden Retriever as being the best choices for great family dogs, but there are many other fantastic dog breeds that you may not have considered.
If you live in a townhouse or in an urban setting, the Papillon is a great choice. Papillons are lovable, energetic, highly intelligent and eager to please their owners. They aren’t just pretty lap dogs, they are true family companions.
If a large dog is your desire, then the Newfoundland should be at the top of your family’s list. The Newfoundland has a natural love for children and is protective of its family members. It enjoys a lot of space, rather than apartment living, and will give you all the love you like! This breed does tend to drool and shed a lot, but its wonderful personality will trump all things unpleasant.
The Vizsla is a beautiful, short-haired, medium-sized dog. This breed is great for energetic children, because the Vizsla regularly loves a good walk. This Hungarian dog is gentle, loyal and quiet and affectionate. This dog loves to spend most of its time being close to family members.