Dogs make great companions. From vacations and adventures to cuddles on the couch, your dog is a valuable member of the family. We all have favorites, but when you are considering extending your family which family dog breeds top your list? We asked our readers about their favorite breeds and we’re happy to unveil some of your picks for the ideal family dog breeds.
Six family dog breeds that can be fun additions to any home
Known for its ability to cuddle or enjoy a run outdoors, the Greyhound loves spending time with their family. Whether they are on a hike or resting, a Greyhound can make a wonderful addition to your family.
The Cavalier King Charles is a devoted and friendly furry friend. Fortunately, you can often find this pup snuggling on a lap or enjoying some quality time with the family.
4. Yorkshire Terrier
If you’re looking for a loveable and feisty breed, the Yorkshire Terrier may be a wonderful addition to your family. In addition, this cute dog breed is curious and may like apartment living.
Active and ready for adventure, a Poodle might be your next new best friend. Also, with very little shedding and a fun-loving personality, Poodles could be the perfect buddy to hit the road for vacation.
A mixed-breed dog is a mix of one or more breeds. What is interesting about a mixed breed is the unique personality traits and quirks that can embody them. Naturally, if you choose to bring a mixed breed dog into your home, you’re bound to have a special and lifetime companion.
Rescues and responsible dog breeders
The importance of a responsible dog breeder is the health and safety of your new pet. We always recommend you do proper research when you’re choosing a breeder. In addition, a breeder isn’t the only way to get a new dog. Naturally, you can also get your new puppy from a local shelter or a breed-specific rescue organization.
All dogs are special and unique for families
Whether you want a small dog breed or a mixed-breed dog, all breeds may make a wonderful family companion. When you are choosing your new family member, take into consideration your lifestyle. With training, patience, and the guidance and expertise of your veterinarian, any dog can become a welcome addition to your home.
is a digital content writer and editor for Trupanion. She spends her workday writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, being inspired by pets, and luckily gets to hang out with her rescue dogs all day long. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been featured on the DOGTV blog, KitNipBox blog, Get Your Pet blog, Fansided, among many others.