Some of the friendliest dogs are: as already mentioned, a golder retreiver. But those need to have a place to run and exercise. Others are a Lab or mixed Lab, a terrior of some kind, or a collie. There are many others. A good place to look is for a mixed breed at an animal shelter.
Labrador Retrievers,Golden Retrievers, Irish Water Spaniels They are are sweet-tempered breeds that are smart and easy to train. Most aren't trainable to attack, but they make great alarm dogs. You’ll know when someone is at the door.
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Best dog for what? Are you an active person, an elder stay at home person, a working person, these questions need answer.... you cannot say what dog is best until you say why/what you want the dog for. Also, is it for a family with small kids, grown kids, or no kids? Also, do you live in a house, an apartment, a condo... this too makes a difference
Golden retrievers s are great for kids, elderly, but they need to be active dogs in the household. They are NOT couch potatos, but want to get involved in your life and family.
Rescued Greyhounds are great for those with kids, elderly, because, believe it or not, they are couch potatoes, of course let them go in a field, and they will run. But, they love to stay at home, in their own beds, curled up with their human family around them.
Little dogs are great for Condo dwellers, usually there is a limit of 25 pounds in condos.
I would start with a pomeranian puppy for them to start off with and then they can grow up with them.. Just to warn you though.. they only live 13 years....I'm 13 and my pomeranian died last month...I was so sad I cried for days... I miss her..
It depends on the amount of activity the dog is going to be getting. If you are an active family and the dog is going to be getting an hour or more of exercise a boxer is a great family dog. Or if you go to the right shelter they will match a rescue to your family.
when i was little we had a black and tan min pin she was the sweetest thing ever if your wanting a small dog thats the way to go or a schipperke if your wanting a bigger dog get a golden retriever or a german shepard they are both loveing, caring, and will be willing to stay by you. If your wanting a medium outside dog get a blue heeler they are loyal to you too i know this bc i have had all of these dogs and they are sweet
I Have a Labrodoodle ( see picture she's the one that's on the mattress) They are Fun Sweet Loyal And when my 4 and 7 year old cousins come they love her.She Is So friendly everyone expect suspicious people and Squirrels. they Love to play they are so energetic
Although Great Danes and Irish Wolfhound are very large, they are super sweet and gentle if not abused in the past. They love to snuggle and give kisses. They ARE working dogs, however, and you should have your child throw toys for about an hour to help wear them down. A small dog that is good for a child is a chihuahua. They are a bit fragile with their legs, as their bones are a bit thin and break easily. They have tons of energy and are easy for a 5 year old to walk. They usually prefer to be held and snuggled as long as they are trained and socialized properly. Remember: Children MUST learn to pick the dog up properly, and explain WHY it has to be that way.
Mnm101 is right, depends on how calm the child is. Most dogs if raised from a very young pup 8-10wks.old around young children will do well with them. If the child is loving and plays constantly with the puppy, it may grow up liking kids more then adults. Pick a breed you! can live with as far as size and shedding. I would avoid the super hyper barky bitchy breeds.