This super smart, active dog breed needs a lot of exercise and loves children.
Saint Bernards are most famously known for search-and-rescue missions in cold mountain settings, but they are also excellent family pets and love children.
The Keeshond is an active and lively dog who is great with children.
Mastiffs, Saint Bernards and Great Pyrenees lead the way as the biggest dog breeds in the world. Check out the full list here.
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance but energetic, family-friendly dog who loves the outdoors, you’ll find it in the Rat Terrier.
Don’t let the aristocratic appearance fool you — Salukis are fast, active dogs and are not for everyone. Read all about this ancient dog breed.
Numerous dog breeds start out small and then remain small, including Yorkies and Chihuahuas. Here are the top 5 tiny pups we like best!
The Old English Sheepdog is a fun, energetic bundle of fluff who needs some major coat maintenance.
Boxers are affectionate, playful dogs who are great for families with children. Learn more in this Boxer breed profile.
Treeing Walker Coonhounds were bred as hunting dogs, but they also make great family pets.
The Puli is an active dog with herding instincts and a unique coat.
Boston Terriers are fun, smart little dogs who love being around people and families. Find out more in our profile of “the American Gentleman.”
English Springer Spaniels love their families, but they need lots of time in the great outdoors to stay happy and healthy.
Shar-Pei dogs are devoted to their humans and come in cute, wrinkled packages.
Not just an iconic firehouse symbol, Dalmatians are active dogs who thrive on human companionship, so they’re great pets for families.