The Best Family Dogs can be chosen by keeping in mind the following main reasons :

  • Health
  • Temperament
  • Size
  • Energy Level
  • Loyalty
  • Sensitivity

These are the major basis on whhich the Best Family Dogs can be judged. On the basis of these essential factors, the following is a list of top 10 best family dogs around the world !

 

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10) American Bulldog

 

  • Health : Health Problems only come in some genetic lines and not in the entire breed like hip dysplasia, cherry eye etc.
  • Temperament : These Best Family Dogs are Excellent Watchdogs, Lovely with owners, Protective towards Owner’s families
  • Size : Male: 50–71 cm, Female: 50–61 cm
  • Energy Level : Strong, atheltic bully breed
  • Loyalty : Have a repute for their heroic practices to protect their owners
  • Sensitivity : May sometimes reserved with strangers so positive attitude is a must.

 

9) BORDER COLLIE

 

 

  • Health : Neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL) is a rarely found but dangerous disease in them, also daily exercise is a must to keep them healthy and avoid minor concerns.
  • Temperament : Alert, Energetic, Responsive, unlimited energy.
  • SizeMale: 48–56 cm, Female: 46–53 cm
  • Energy Level : Super natural amount of stamina, sometimes running more than 50 kilometers a day.
  • Loyalty : Bred to be working dogs and always obey their owner’s directions.
  • Sensitivity : A sensitive breed but have got a strong will and always respond energetically.

 

8) NEWFOUNDLAND DOG

 

 

  • Health : Prone to Addison’s disease, canine cataracts, Epilepsy, and Hip dysplasia.
  • Temperament : Known for extreme intelligence, loyalty, and sweetness.
  • Size : Male: 26–28 Inches, Female: 25–26 Inches
  • Energy Level : no long-distance runner, but he’s a great swimmer, Strong Work Ethic and Best student while training.
  • Loyalty : Loyal, friendly and as well as protective.
  • Sensitivity : Have a calm nature and also friendly towards strangers and that is why called as “The Gentle Giants”.

 

7) VIZSLA

 

  • Health : Concerns are epilepsy, lymphosarcoma etc. and hip, thyroid, eye tests are suggested.
  • Temperament : tolerate other dogs and also cats well if properly socialized, often gentle, sensitive, and extremely affectionate.
  • Size : Male: 22–24 Inches, Female: 21–2 Inches
  • Energy Level : Great hiking partners, Require a high level of physical activity, best for long outdoor times.
  • Loyalty : Have an intense loyal nature.
  • Sensitivity : Have a calm nature and also friendly towards strangers and that is why called as “The Gentle Giants”.

 

6) POODLE

 

 

  • Health : Healthy breed, some concerns are sebaceous adenitis, gastric torsion.
  • Temperament : Active, Proud, Very Smart, Very clever dog breed, excellent with children.
  • Size : Male: 10 – 15 Inches, Female: 10–14 Inches
  • Energy Level : Has a hunting heritage, and loves to run, swim, and retrieve.
  • Loyalty : One of the most obedient dog breed.
  • Sensitivity : They are hypersensitive in case of much noise or action around them and also can be emotionally tense.

 

5) BEAGLE

 

 

  • Health : Generally healthy, Concerns are inter vertebral disk disease, glaucoma, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, patellar luxation, chondrodysplasia etc.
  • Temperament : Investigative, clever, and energetic hounds, who require plenty of playtime.
  • Size : Male: 57–62 Ib, Female: 55–60 Ib.
  • Energy Level : Energetic as well as normally happy to rest without being exercised to exhaustion.
  • Loyalty : He is very loyal with owners and makes a wonderful family dog.
  • Sensitivity : Truly sensitive but will calm down as become mature.

 

4) MALTESE ! ONE OF THE BEST FAMILY DOGS

 

 

  • Health : These Best Family Dogs are prone to minor health issues like patellar luxation, hydrocephalus etc.
  • Temperament : Playful and extremely self confident, Dog Friendly, Friendly toward Strangers.
  • Size : Male: 8–10 Inches, Female: 8–9 Inches.
  • Energy Level : Have positive energy and a first pick for toy dog breeds lovers.
  • Loyalty : Affectionate with Family, makes a good watchdog too.
  • Sensitivity : If not provided attention and exercise, they will bark a lot.

 

3) LABRADOR RETRIEVER AMONG THE BEST FAMILY DOGS

 

  • Health : Healthy breed with few major problems like quite prone to hip and elbow dysplasia with risk of knee problems.
  • Temperament : Excellent family dog, Kind, pleasant, outgoing.
  • Size : Male: 57–62 cm, Female: 55–60 cm.
  • Energy Level : These Best Family Dogs are Highly Energetic.
  • Loyalty : Loyal members of the team and very easy to train.
  • Sensitivity : They are very Lowsensitivity dogs.

 

2) DACHSHUND

 

 

  • Health : Prone to Spinal Problems, Risk of injury etc only.
  • Temperament : Playful but aggressive towards strangers and other dog.
  • Size : 6 to 9 inches at the shoulder.
  • Energy Level : Energetic but tend to be mischievous.
  • Loyalty : These as the Best Family Dogs are often very loyal to their owners.
  • Sensitivity : Are sensitive and may bark louder.

 

1) SHIH TZU ! THE BREED OF BEST FAMILY DOGS

 

  • Health : Concerns are renal dysplsia, entropion, trichiasis, etc so eye, hip, DNA for renal dysplasia tests are suggested.
  • Temperament : lively and friendly, upbeat attitude and love to play and romp.
  • Size : Male: 9–10.5 Inches, Female: 9–10 Inches.
  • Energy Level : Energetic but sometimes short lived energy levels.
  • Loyalty : Often very loyal and can be very trusting.
  • Sensitivity : not really much sensitive unless in case of an allergy.

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