5 Best and Worst Dog Breeds for Families

Dogs truly become family. They are sometimes the one soul we can count on. Always there for us, with an endless supply of love to give. They truly are ‘Mans Best Friend’. However, much like dating, it can be tricky to find “The One”. Dependent upon the breed, dogs exhibit different behaviors and have different personalities that require different care. Not to fret! We are here to help you find the best Frodo for your family.

German Shepherd-

Loyal, courageous, and confident, German Shepherds are a large breed standing as high as 26 inches, weighing sometimes over 100 lbs. They are devoted to their human(s) and make a great companion or family dog. They are very active and quite intelligent, so these dogs need a lot of exercise.


These little canines are filled to the brim with personality. Very loyal, and protective, Chihuahua’s tend to be a one-person dog. These dogs thrive by being your constant companion. Adorably small, these little guys grow to be up to 8 inches in height and weigh only 6 lbs at the most. They can be mildly aggressive when they are cornered or feel threatened. Due to their temperament, personality, and tiny stature, a chihuahua may not be an ideal pet for young children.

Great Pyrenees-

These massive teddy bears are absolutely beautiful. Mild tempered, incredibly smart, and patient, the Great Pyrenees is a wonderful but large breed. A male can grow up to 32 inches in height and weigh more than 100 lbs. when fully grown. These dogs need plenty of space to accommodate their size, lots of exercise and playtime, and due to their thick coat, should not be kept outside, especially in a warmer climate. Loving and sweet, these big furballs make fabulous family pets, they love kids.

American Staffordshire Terrier-

I know, I know, I will probably get a bit of flack for adding this breed to our list, however, these dogs get an unfairly bad rap. In the pit bull family, AmStaffs as they’re affectionately known, are even-tempered and unbelievably smart. They are typically medium-sized, getting up to about 19 inches tall, and weighing under 60 lbs. They have endless energy so playtime and long walks are a must. They are also extremely loyal and love to cuddle. These lovely guys make the ultimate life long pal.

Golden Retriever-

Golden Retrievers make the top choice for family dogs. Loving, loyal, sweet, smart, and playful, these dogs are great for kids. They need room to exercise and their coat requires upkeep. Being one of the most intelligent breeds, they can be trained quickly and easily. A Golden would be the perfect addition to the family.

Choosing the perfect dog for you or your family is a big decision but it’ll be one of the best ones you will ever make.