Which Are the Friendliest Dog Breeds for Your Family?

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Friendliest dog breeds

Although almost all dogs absolutely adore their family, they aren’t always eager to meet new people or left alone. If you’re looking for a dog that will love everyone, there are a few breeds to look at. Remember that all dogs are unique so there is no definitive rule as to which ones will always be friendly with everyone. With that being said, certain breeds are known for their friendly disposition.

So, which breeds are considered the most sociable? Let’s dive in!

The friendliest dog breeds


Beagles are one of America’s favorite dogs for a reason, they’re incredible friendly! They are active and love playing fetch or going for a walk with you. They are playful, curious, loyal companions who will make an excellent addition to your home!

Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is often described as a small breed with a big personality. These little guys love making new friends and are typically good with kids. They are adaptable and don’t require a ton of space so they are a good option if you live in an apartment.

Border Collie

Border Collies will do anything to please their human companions! This breed is very intelligent but will need proper training to ensure they are well-behaved. They make a great family dog and enjoy playing dog sports for exercise. Once your collie has had plenty of exercise, he or she will love to snuggle in your lap.


Boxers are extremely loveable, affectionate dogs. They want nothing more than your love and attention. They make excellent family dogs, but make sure to train them so they excitedly don’t jump on everyone they meet! Thankfully they are a very smart, trainable breed. Lastly, Boxers have a lot of energy, so daily activity is a must.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

You may have seen this breed painted beside many kings and queens in their palaces, but don’t worry, they will be just as happy in your home! This breed is very friendly and will love to cuddle with you. They are generally a calm breed, but they still like to play every once in a while and will be upset if they aren’t getting enough attention. Here is a list of some on the common health problems for the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.

Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are one of America’s most popular “family dogs.” This breed is incredibly happy, friendly, and outgoing. They are eager to please, get along well with children and other animals, and love a good cuddle. These dogs are very active, so get ready to play and exercise with them every day. Here’s a list of some of the top health problems of a golden retriever.


The Goldendoodle has been skyrocketing in popularity as people learn more about this combination of their two favorite breeds – the golden retriever and the poodle. Goldendoodles are gentle, affectionate pets who love children and other animals. They can become attached to their family members, and you’ll likely notice them following you around the house. With proper socialization and training they are very friendly with outsiders and will warm up to them quickly.

Labrador Retriever

Labs are some of the friendliest dogs around! They are cheerful pups were bred to be companions – and it shows. They have a sweet, happy-go-lucky nature and will want to play with you all the time. They have lots of energy and will need to be exercised regularly. If they aren’t trained properly or haven’t been getting enough exercise they often get themselves into trouble, so keep an eye on your curious pup.


Newfoundlands are gentle giants. This breed is extremely patient and kind. Their gentle demeanor is perfect with families who have kids or other pets. Newfoundlands are very loyal dogs, so they will keep a watchful eye over your kids. They do not demand a ton of exercise and will be more than happy to cuddle with you on the couch anytime.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Corgis were bred to be companion dogs, so they love spending time with their families. They are very sociable and will require lots of playtime. These dogs have a lot of personality and can be independent and stubborn at times, so be sure to dedicate time to proper training. Overall, corgis are smart, affectionate, and outgoing and make for a great family dog!


Who wouldn’t want to smile when they see a pug’s cute face? Pugs were bred to be companion dogs and are very sociable and affectionate. While they always maintain loyalty to their owners, pugs have no problem meeting new people and will quickly make friends. They get along well with everyone and will want to come with you wherever you go. Luckily, their small size makes it easy to do this!


Vizsla’s are the last breed on our last, but certainly not the last breed in our hearts. These dogs are incredibly affectionate and gentle. They adore their owners and want nothing more than to be by your side. They are intensely loyal and build strong bonds with their owners. Vizslas are eager to please and very trainable, which makes them a good dog for your family. These energetic sporting dogs are willing to do whatever their family is doing and will love to join you on your walks and hikes.

Which breed is the one for you?

While the breeds listed above are best known for their friendly natures, there are plenty of other breeds that could have made the list. In addition, a breed isn’t everything. Every dog has their own personality, and their owners play a huge role in shaping how they will behave as adults. No matter what breed you decide, make sure to train them well and give them lots of socialization so that they will be comfortable around all kinds of people and animals. When looking for a dog to adopt, consider all your needs! If you’re a very active family, you may be well suited to an energetic and playful dog whereas if you’re less active, smaller dogs or breeds that don’t need as much exercise would be a better choice. Whatever you choose, we’re happy for you and we’re here to answer any other questions you may have about how best to take care of your new furry friend!

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