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Which Dog Breed is Right for Your Family’s Lifestyle?

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Whether you’re just starting out or you have a family with children, it can be tough to pick a dog that’s a good fit for your lifestyle. Today, we’re looking at various breeds to see how they fit with your family style and see how they match up with other breeds.

Family Dogs

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Some dogs are better suited to living with families and get more exercise and playtime due to the presence of young children. These kinds of dogs also tend to be happier with a yard to play in and plenty of room to spread out!


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Beagles make wonderful family dogs due to their friendly, active personalities and sweet-natured behavior. They’re small, easy to groom, and energetic. They love playing with kids and will be just as happy to run around in the back yard as they are to lay on your lap.

Golden Retriever

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Golden retrievers are among the most popular breeds in the world for good reason. They’re as gentle and sweet as a big dog can possibly be, and they’re downright gorgeous. Whether you’ve got very young kids or teenagers, goldies make perfect family pets.


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Newfoundlands are known for their loyalty, huge size, and patience. They’re great with kids and as sweet as you could want a dog to be. They’re also great listeners and can learn commands quickly. They need lots of exercise, too, so make sure to get plenty of time to take them on walks.

Labrador Retriever

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Labrador retrievers are another extremely popular breed that has earned a reputation for its outgoing personality and easy training style. They get along with children and other dogs readily, and make perfect companions at the dog park or at home.

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Couples’ Dog

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Some families are smaller than others. If it’s just you or you and your partner living in a smaller space, you might not want a large, active dog. For single people or couples without children, there are a few dog breeds that are a great fit for their lifestyle.


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Bulldogs have a very distinctive appearance and adaptable personalities. They don’t need a ton of exercise, either, which makes them good apartment dogs. While they’re good with kids, their lower energy means they won’t get anxious or restless living with a calmer owner.

Brussels Griffon

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Brussels Griffons are the quintessential apartment dog for people without children. They’re active, small, and somewhat sensitive. They actually don’t do very well with kids, so they’re not a good call for people with youngsters. Just make sure they get plenty of exercise!

Read More: The 10 Worst Dogs for Kids 

French Bulldog

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The inquisitive and intelligent French bulldog is among the most popular small breeds. They learn quickly and are very easy to train, making them ideal for life in the city or in an apartment. They’re not the most active dogs ever and do just fine with an average of one short, fast-paced walk per day.

Read More: 10 Best Dog Breeds for People Who Travel


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The curious and charming pug is a perfect apartment dog. They have a way of winning people over with their antics and need lots of mental stimulation to remain happy. However, they’re not strong athletes and are content with a daily walk and lots of lap time.

Read More: 10 Best Dogs for Owners Living in Apartments

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