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10 Breeds for Busy Families

(Friday, January 24, 2014)

Is your family life busy, with many moving parts? These dogs are adaptable enough to handle a bustling household.

French Bulldog

French Bulldog
The French Bulldog originated as, and continues to be used as, a companion dog. They are prized for their affectionate natures and even dispositions, they are generally active and alert, but not overly energetic. While good at alerting their owners to danger (Look! The UPS Guy is coming!), their main role is that of lap warmer.

Learn more about the French Bulldog.

Pug

Pug
Pugs are known for their even-tempers, playful personalities, and their outgoing, loving dispositions. The Pug’s reason for living is to be near their people and to please them. They are comfortable in small apartments because they need minimal exercise, but the breed can adapt easily to all situations.

Learn more about the Pug.

Basset Hound

Basset Hound
The Basset's sweet, gentle disposition makes him a great companion and his short coat requires minimal grooming.

Learn more about the Basset Hound.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever possesses great intelligence and an eager to please attitude. This active and energetic Sporting breed can adapt to many different living situations and enjoys being active with its family.

Learn more about the Golden Retriever.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

Cardigan Welsh Corgi
The Cardigan can adapt to country life or city apartments, but need some form of daily exercise. As a companion dog, they love to be with their people and are loyal, affectionate and even-tempered.

Learn more about the Cardigan Welsh Corgi.

Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is a lively and highly intelligent breed with an excellent disposition. They require only a moderate amount of exercise and a minimum amount of grooming. The breed is easy to train and they are easy keepers, preferring to remain by their owner’s sides.

Learn more about the Boston Terrier.

Clumber Spaniel

Clumber Spaniel
Playful and loving, the Clumber Spaniel fits in well with families and other animals. They enjoy daily walks and are intelligent and independent thinkers, responding well to positive training.

Learn more about the Clumber Spaniel.

Greyhound

Greyhound
Despite its reputation as a racing dog, the Greyhound is often quiet and relaxed around the home. They are loving companions and enjoy the company of their families as well as other dogs. The breed's short, smooth coat is easy to maintain.

Learn more about the Greyhound.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Wheatens tend to be less scrappy than other terriers but they are true terriers and will be more active than many other breeds, enjoying plenty of exercise every day. They relate well to children and can adapt to city, country, and suburban life.

Learn more about the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier.

Toy Fox Terrier

Toy Fox Terrier
Toy Fox Terriers are an outgoing and friendly, yet fiercely loyal to their families. They are content and capable of any range of activities from hunting, to obedience, to just lounging around in the sun (or on the sofa).

 Learn more about the Toy Fox Terrier.

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