Family Friendly Breeds
By Jessica Remitz
Adding a dog to your family can bring unity to a bustling, busy household, but you’ll want to make sure to pick the right breed. An adaptable, laid back pup that’s willing to learn from (and cuddle with!) each family member can ensure your dog gets the proper care it needs while giving kids a wonderful chance to learn some responsibility.
“Dogs require care 24/7, so there are many opportunities for families to get involved in their dog’s life, from family walks to learning how to teach different behaviors at a training class,” said American Kennel Club spokesperson Lisa Peterson. “They benefit from consistent and patient involvement from all family members.”
Here are Peterson’s breed picks for busy families: