If you are looking for a pet, friendliness towards humans and other pets is one attribute you cannot afford to overlook. Below, we have listed six of the friendliest dogs to consider adding to your family.
1. Labrador Retriever
Also known as Labs, Labrador retrievers top the list of UK’s and USA’s most popular dog breeds, something we can largely attribute to their friendliness. The Lab is similar to the Golden Retriever in many aspects, but it’s incredibly gentle mouth gives it the edge over its fun-loving cousin in many dog buffs’ eyes.
2. Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier’s tuxedo coat might be its main selling point, but true dog enthusiasts know just how friendly this dog can be to humans and other animals. Terriers don’t mind sitting on the couch all day or going out for some walk and exercise, as long they are with their favorite human.
Perhaps the main downside to Boston Terriers is that they are picky eaters. But if you have a sure source of grain-free dog food, you can rest assured your dog will be happy around you always.
When it comes to looks, not many dog breeds can claim to have half of what oozes out of the Beagle’s small frame. However, being a hunting dog at the core, the Beagle may not be suitable for you if you want a couch potato. You need to be ready to take the dog out on regular walks or, at least, have older children with plenty of energy and time on their hands.
There are many different types of collies, but most of those breeds have one thing in common: friendliness. If you have children and other pets or are simply looking for a devoted company, look no further than the Collie.
On top of being friendly and fun-loving, the dog is relatively easy to train, thanks to its superior intelligence and quick wit.
The Newfoundland is a giant breed that is only second in size to the Irish Wolfhound among the popular dog breeds. Despite that, the Newfoundlands have been shown to have an incredibly friendly temperament, particularly if the owner has a backyard big enough for the dog to walk over.
6. German Shorthaired Pointer
While Pointers may not be the best breed to go for as a first-time dog owner, their love and affection for their owners make up for whatever they may have on their flipside. Pointers are natural hunting dogs, meaning they will need plenty of exercise to be in good spirits. They also grow to become large dogs, making it necessary that you have the time for walks and a sizable yard where they can play freely. A game of fetch a day can keep gloom at bay and strengthen the bond between you and your German Shorthaired Pointer.
Dogs are man’s best friend, but not all dogs will fit into your lifestyle. The above are six of the friendliest dog breeds to bring home if you have kids and other animals.