A chinese sharpei. They're hypo-allergenic Friendly Great guard dogs (They sound really mean on the other side of the gate) Trainable and a majestic breed Very defensive with their "family" (Mine does not let anyone past until she has sniffed them DOWN)
There are a lot of factors to consider. You say good with family, that is one, but how much time do you have to take care of one, how much room, etc. Look online for a dog compatibility test and take it. But to be honest if you go to a reputable shelter and they can match you with a dog for your lifestyle. I love boxers and they are great family dogs, but they need a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. If you don't have the time to exercise them (at least 1 hr a day) they can become destructive. So please take the test.
Jack Russell terriers are very intelligent and great family dogs!! But you need to have a bigger yard or be able to walk them a lot because they are very energetic. Also they shed a lot so if anyone is allergic it isn't a great choice. But over all Jack Russell terriers are great dogs!! Very friendly!!
go to the shelter ASPCA or Humane Society, whichever is in your area, and adopt whichever dog you feel bonds to you. Spend a few hours, so you can walk several different ones, and they should have a room where you can sit and spend time with each dog you may be interested in. This animal will love you so much, for giving it a home and saving it from an uncertain future. I only get my pets at shelters since I found out 6 million cats and dogs are put to sleep each year, because not enough people get their pets spayed or neutered, so shelters always need good homes for these pets.
if you want a small freindly to anyone and everyone you should get a yorkie if you want a protective dog that is good with kids either a chowchow/lab mix or a german shepard which is protective (from experience i would go with A chowchow/lab or german shepards i have had both and they are very very protect and good with kids if you train them at a young age
you should get toy poodles. i have 2 of them. they dont shed and leave hair everywhere. and they especially dont dig holes in your yard. they become very attached and they are soooooooooooo loveable. I have 2 of my own, 1 apricot, and 1 white. you can get almost any color and they are absolutely irresistable. :) remember, do your research if you are looking for them. most people think i am talking about stuffed animals just because of their names, but they are not stuffed animals, rest assured! once you so research about them you will find them sooooooooooooooo cute and adorable!!!!!!!!!!!
if you want a small freindly to anyone and everyone you should get a yorkie if you want a protective dog that is good with kids either a chowchow/lab mix or a german shepard which is protective (from experience i would go with A chowchow/lab or german shepards i have had both and they are very very protect and good with kids if you train them at a young age.
<- look at how cute they are! my grandma's used to be aunt's dog is a Maltese mixed with Shih Tzu he is the cutest dog ever! He is the nicest dog you would ever meet. He is so sweet, doesn't bark much, and became my aunt's best friend before she passed :( but my grandma loves him so much cause he has some Kay in him! :3 i would highly suggest this type of dog! He is a medium size dog and he is perfect for a family! So get a Maltese mixed Shih Tzu!
I have a Labradoodle. It's a Poodle and Labrador Retriever mixed. It is very smart. We had to be strict when it was a puppy but now it is well trained. It is so sweet and brings joy to our lives. It often does funny things. You may have to train it not to jump on people because it will try. It is very friendly and energetic. It weighs about 70 pounds and is the size of a lab. I suggest buying a lLabradoodle.
Depends on what you're looking for. Are you active? Social? Hard Working? You might want an active working, hound or herding dog. Are you a bit laid back? Calm? Easy going? Try a smaller lap dog. Are you looking for a calm family dog that's not too hyper and not too lazy? Try a sporting breed, non-sporting breed, or bulldog-like breed. I recommend an American Pit Bull Terrier. They are VERY sweet towards children, and long to play. They can be a bit wary of strangers and other dogs, but if you socialize them an an early age then they will grow to love everyone. Pit Bulls are active, loyal, hard working dogs, too. They have been used for many jobs, including gundogs, service dogs, police dogs, among other things.