Millions of families all over the UK have a dog as a pet. They make for great company around the house, and they’re amazing when it comes to interacting with kids too. Although most dogs are friendly (you can get some grumpy ones), some are friendlier than others, and if you’re the type of household that always has someone new over like family and friends, you’ll want to have the friendliest dog possible to make them feel comfortable.
There are hundreds of different dog breeds out there, and lots of research has been done into finding out which ones are the happiest, grumpiest and most energetic. Dogs aren’t suited to every home, and before you get one you’ll have to make sure you’re ready for the commitment – remember, dogs aren’t just for Christmas! Let’s take a look at which breed of dog are the friendliest.
If you’ve got energetic kids that like to play hard, then a bull dog is the perfect pet breed of K9 for your family. Not only are they energetic too, but they’re also build strongly, meaning it will take a lot to ruffle their feathers. They’re friendly, loving and loyal, but they stamp around like they own the place so they’ll need lots of space to stretch those small, stumpy legs!
Beagles were originally bread as hunting dogs, but they also fit in well to family homes. They’re playful and have no trouble with active children. Furthermore, they’re cleaver dogs too, and as long as you keep them entertained they’ll be happy! If you’ve got other pets in the home, like cats or other breeds of dogs, beagles are very likely to fit right, and they don’t cause a lot of fuss.
Despite their elongated and scary faces, bull terriers are very friendly. They do need a lot of attention and exercise however, and unless you’re active yourself you’re going to find it difficult to keep up with their energy. If you introduce your bull terrier from a pup age, they very quickly become protective of the people they see every day.
This breed of dog has gained the nickname ‘nature’s babysitter’ for their protective nature around children, and all-round friendly personality. They’re patient, kind and gentle, but they will need big spaces to roam around and play in. Dog accessories will help you to keep your dog entertained and healthy, so make sure you check online to find out what’s best for your K9.
The collie is one of the most beautiful breed of dogs you can get, with their long shaggy fur and pointy, inquisitive faces. Lassie, the famous television dog, was a collie, and they’re a very gentile type of dog who like to get along with the people around them. It’s very rare to hear of a collie biting someone, and when it comes to bonding with young children there will be no problem at all. It does require lots of grooming however, which means you’ll have to keep your hoover handy at all time.