friendly dog breeds

Friendly Dog Breeds

Friendly dog breeds are usually not hard to find; however, before adopting a dog, it is always a good idea to make a little research to know if the personality of the dog you are about to get matches your lifestyle. Every dog has different personality traits which makes them unique, and even though their level of sociability can depend on several factors, there are some dog breeds that are more friendly and people-loving than others by nature.

10 Friendly dog breeds

Even though all dog breeds are amazing and unique, we have chosen 10 friendly dog breeds that are easygoing, sociable, and gentle.

  1. Beagle: Friendly, gentle, and happy-go-lucky, these dogs are amazing with kids and peaceful with other pets. Curious and fun-loving, they can get a little boisterous.

  2. Golden retrievers: Popularly known as one of the friendliest dog breeds, golden retrievers have a sweet temperament accompanied by a unique sense of loyalty. They are gentle, easygoing, and kind to everyone around.

  3. Boston terriers: Highly affectionate dogs who are great for families. They are playful, smart, and easy to train. However, they are owners of boundless energy, which sometimes can be hard to manage.

  4. Labradoodle: No wonder they are one of the trendiest breeds! They are sociable, sweet, affectionate, and gentle dogs who love being surrounded by people. Besides, they are easy to train since both poodles and Labradors are highly intelligent dogs. Important tip: they are very energetic.

  5. Border collie: This highly intelligent, trainable, and outgoing breed is super loving with those around their family circle, but they can be a bit hesitant around strangers.

  6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: These dogs are loyal, affectionate, gentle, and eager to please. They are ideal for families with kids, empty nesters, individuals… Cavs are just all about giving love to everyone! They are the perfect lap dog and they love to cuddle. In fact, they are so friendly they will probably kiss strangers no matter what, which does not make them very protective dogs.

  7. Boxer: Loyal, intelligent, protective, and with a great temperament, boxers make excellent family companions. Also referred to as ‘velcro dogs’ (you can read more about it in our blog) since they become your shadow and follow you around everywhere, they are playful and love to get their hoomans’ attention.

  8. Irish setter: These dogs tend to be sensitive, gentle, and they love to give and receive affection. They can be very protective of their families, but they respond quickly to commands. Even though they are very good with kids, they have a lot of stocked energy, hence they need long daily walks.

  9. Staffordshire bull terrier: Also referred to as ‘the nanny dog’ for their great bond with children, this breed is friendly, loving, and caring. Its people-loving personality makes them great caretakers.

  10. Bulldog: Sociable, friendly, patient, and somehow stubborn, this breed is an excellent family pet and usually gets along with adults, children, and other pets.

friendly dog breeds

If you are looking for a kid-friendly breed, our top recommendations will be Golden and Labrador Retrievers, Beagles, and Labradoodles. But don’t restrain yourself only to these breeds! Mutts are an excellent choice as well. In fact, their crossbreeding makes it less likely for them to show extreme behaviors of purebreds. Besides, by adopting a mutt you will be saving a life and helping your local shelter. Approximately 600 million dogs are euthanized every year in the USA due to a lack of resources.

If you are considering adopting a pup, and you don’t know how to start, you can visit The Shelter Pet Project for further assessment. Not only will it provide all the proper information about adoption, but also it will help you find the right pup for you.

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