Best Family Dogs

When looking for a dog to become a great family member, think about your family's lifestyle, living quarters and children's ages. Some breeds are quite patient with kids, others are better with older children. Some want to get in on all the action and others just want to hang out in your lap. There are breeds that are happy in urban environments and others that need room to roam. You'll want a dog who's outgoing and friendly. Look for a one who's not a one­ man dog, but loving and affectionate with the whole family.



Calm, courageous, and friendly; dignified but amusing.





Beagles are loving and lovable, happy, easygoing, and companionable.




Even-tempered, charming, mischievous and loving.