Choosing the right kind of dog to take on as a pet is very important. Not a lot of people know that different breeds have different temperaments. Some breeds might not be suitable for homes with children, while others would be perfect. In this article, I have outlined five of the most popular dog breeds there are. These are the breeds that most families have because these dogs have very good temperaments, and are also very good with children.
Beagle – the beagle is in the category of small to medium dogs. Their coloring is primarily white with black and brown areas. The beagle has a very mild temperament and is wonderful with children. They do not require much exercise, but they are very prone to gaining weight. Another factor that might have added to the beagle’s popularity would be Snoopy, a very popular character in a comic strip.
Golden Retriever – these dogs were raised to become hunting dogs. But because of their excellent temperament, they were domesticated and became wonderful pets. There are different types of Golden Retrievers, but they all exhibit the same eager-to-please attitudes. Grooming them should be done weekly to minimize shedding.
German Shepherd – these dogs serve a myriad of purposes. I’m sure a lot of you have seen them as police dogs, bomb-sniffing dogs, seeing-eye dogs for the blind and many others. That is because these dogs are very intelligent. They rank third among the most intelligent dogs. If trained well, they would not cause any problems for the family. They are very loyal dogs, but they are also very territorial as well.
Yorkshire Terrier – this would probably be one of the cutest toy dogs around. Their long and glossy coat is considered to be hypoallergenic. They do not shed. Their hair just falls out when brushed or broken. With regards to it temperament, the Yorkshire Terrier is extremely territorial. Despite its small size, it would not hesitate to launch into an all out attack on what it considers a threat. If they were brought up with children around, they should be fine. However, for most part, they are not as good with them as other dogs.
Labrador Retriever – this breed takes the top position in this list. Labrador retrievers are well-known for their friendly and playful demeanor. They are also great with children. Their best feature would be that they are highly trainable. A Labrador that has been trained well could function both as a guard dog and a companion.