Part 2 of Best Family Dogs
Previously, we mentioned two types of family dogs you should adopt. A kid friendly dog and a guard dog that is able to protect your family in times of distress. This week, we will be discussing other types of family dogs that may suit your family to a T.
1. The Best Family Dogs should be mild tempered and docile.
Some dog breeds have a lot of energy, while others have a lot of serenity. Some breeds are recognized for their sociability, while others are known for their intelligence or agility. However, there are several dog breeds that are just kind and affectionate. These adorable puppies don’t mind if kids climb all over them, pull toys out of their jaws, or even meddle with them at mealtime. Many of them make excellent service or therapy dogs due to their balanced temperaments.
Examples of Mild Tempered and Docile Family Dogs:
They are cheerful, rarely aggressive, and make excellent friends for children and people of all ages, although their insatiable curiosity may occasionally lead to mischief. Their joyful activities are usually more amusing than damaging.
Beagles’ smooth coats make them low-maintenance, but teaching them may be difficult due to their strong personalities. While their independence might make things tough at times, their sweetness nearly always compensates for their intransigence.
Pugs are one of the oldest dog breeds in the world, as well as one of the funniest and nicest. They are described as “charming, mischievous, and affectionate” by the AKC. They seldom nip or bite, and they have been known to tolerate children’s probing with patience and passivity.
- Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Smart, lively, elegant, and brave, the beautiful toy breed is a joy to behold. It doesn’t need a lot of exertion, therefore it’s suitable for both active and inactive owners. Obedience training does not usually stick with Cavalier King Charles Spaniels since they are easily sidetracked.
2. The Best Family Dogs should possess the ability to take care of their owners when their owners have trouble taking care of themselves
Examples of service dogs:
- Labrador Retrievers
The majority of Labrador retrievers are incredibly sociable and affectionate. They also have a deep relationship with their owners and like having a task to complete. Larger dogs may even be able to assist you in standing or walking.
Labs can help their owners with a number of tasks, but they’re especially useful for mobility-impaired people who require assistance grasping or handling objects. This is due in part to their innate retrieving instinct, but Labrador Retrievers also have a “soft mouth,” which means they use their teeth to softly hold objects. This will assist to guarantee that the objects you expect them to get are not mangled.
2. Golden Retrievers
Given their resemblance to Labrador retrievers, it’s no surprise that Golden Retrievers make great assistance dogs. They’re intelligent, pleasant, and simple to train, and they like working. Goldens also establish deep relationships with their owners, and despite their size, they appear kind and loving, which may help put other people (especially those who are scared of dogs) at rest. Goldens are an excellent choice for emotional support work, making them one of the finest service dogs for PTSD and an excellent breed for anxiety reduction. They can, however, undertake more physically demanding tasks like guiding blind owners or retrieving goods for people in wheelchairs.