If you’re on the hunt for the next four-legged member of your family, it’s important to do your research. There are hundreds of distinct breeds, which can make it overwhelming to learn about each one and discern which could work best with your family. Fortunately, these 25 kinds of dogs have been bred to be fun, friendly family companions.[slideshow:103882]
Though these breeds are known for certain features, each dog is an individual with its own personality and temperament. When choosing the right dog breed for your family, keep in mind that breed descriptions are generalizations, and that a dog isn’t guaranteed to have the typical traits or personality of that breed.
Also, dogs from any breed can be trained and taught how to get along well with kids, but certain breeds come to it more naturally. And even if a breed is considered “good with children,” it’s important to teach both your dog and your children about the appropriate ways they should interact with each other.