Top 10 Friendliest Dog Breeds – Family Friendly Dogs 101

Since before the dawn of human civilization,
the dog has walked with man on his journey. He’s been a coworker, he’s been a friend,
and he’s been family. Today, his role tends to be more of the latter
and while all breeds of dogs are friendly with socialization, these breeds excel at
being loving. Let’s get to know them. Hi, I’m Leroy and I’m Rosie and this is
Animal Facts. Let’s get started. But, before we start, take a moment to like
and subscribe for more fun, fauna facts. Let us know about your doggy in the comments
below. 10. English Bulldog The English Bulldog is agreeable and kind,
resolute and courageous with a dignified demeanor. In other words, the English Bulldog is one
of the most friendly of all breeds, despite his gloomy mug. Bulldog puppies are frisky, but an adult is
quiet and rather composed, spending much of the day snoring on the sofa if given his choice. But he definitely needs some exercise to stay
fit. He may be friendly with strangers, or he may
stand politely reserved. He does have a bit of a stubborn streak, though. His tenacity and resolve mean that it’s sometimes
difficult to change his mind once he decides to do something, which also landed him on
our Naughtiest Dogs list. 9. Beagle This next dog doesn’t spend nearly as much
time on the couch. A happy-go-lucky dog that naturally enjoys
the company of other dogs and humans, the Beagle has lived in human families for hundreds
of years and makes a wonderful family pet. The Beagle is known for his lighthearted personality
and following his nose, which can lead him to a bit of mischief and maybe even meet new
friends. But his wanderlust can lead him places he
should not be, so outside, he must not be left unattended. One more thing….. the Beagle is a chowhound,
so keep your trash cans out of reach and never set your plate of food down where he can get
to it. 8. Shih Tzu The Shih Tzu is a compact little dog known
for his beautiful double coat and friendly personality. Carrying himself with a proud bearing, yet
possessing a happy, sweet-natured temperament, the Shih Tzu is less demanding and less yappy
than most other toy breeds. While this dog is a bit high maintenance and
will require regular grooming, he doesn’t require much more exercise than the play he
gets running around your living room. The Shih Tzu doesn’t tend to get into much
trouble, and even when his stubborn streak gets the best of him, he’s easy to forgive. 7. Boxer If you enjoy larger dogs, the Boxer is a great
choice as far as friendly breeds go. He might look intimidating, but he’s more
likely to give you kisses than anything! He’s extremely friendly and loves just about
everyone that’s willing to pet or play with him. The Boxer reacts to strangers with a joyous
greeting accompanied by enthusiastic jumping and tail-stump wiggling. The Boxer is fine with other family pets,
including the family cat. He’s known to be quite fond of children. 6. Newfoundland Wait, you said you wanted a big dog? This one can definitely fill an empty spot
in your heart. The kindly Newfoundland is good-natured with
everyone, especially children, though they should be as well-behaved as he is. He is very sociable and needs more companionship
than many other breeds. Newfoundlands don’t do well when left alone
for long periods. He does need a lot of exercise, and he loves
to romp and pulling a cart or carrying a backpack gives him a purpose in life. And he loves to swim. 5. Boston Terrier Nicknamed “the American Gentleman” because
of his tuxedo-like coloring, gentle disposition, intelligence and suitability as a house pet,
the Boston Terrier was bred as a companion dog. He’s easy to train and will happily remain
at his owner’s side throughout the day. In general, the Boston Terrier is an altogether
dapper and charming little dog. Playing games and chasing balls are two of
his passions. Because he was bred to be a pet, this breed
is often a great choice for first-time dog owners. 4. Irish Setter The elegant Irish Setter has been described
as rollicking, happy-go-lucky, clownish, impulsive, and flighty The Irish Setter has an outgoing, clown-like
personality, making him a friendly favorite with families. He is high energy, though, and thrives on
exercise and athletic activities. The sociable Irish Setter gets along well
with everyone, including other pets. Indeed, he requires a good deal of companionship
and doesn’t thrive if left alone too much. 3. Poodle An exceptionally smart and active dog that
excels in obedience training, the Poodle has a friendly nature and outgoing personality. With three sizes to choose from, standard,
toy and miniature, you can find the right size pet for your home and lifestyle. He is a “thinking” dog who pays rapt attention
to his owner, learns quickly, and responds eagerly to positive training methods. Plus he gets along with other family pets,
including the cat. 2. Labrador Retriever Because of his easygoing nature and trainability,
millions of Americans choose to own a lab as a companion in the home. One of the best dogs for children of all ages,
the Labrador Retriever is kindly, good-natured, and takes most things in stride. The Labrador Retriever matures slowly, remaining
a spirited teenager for several years, which sounds fun . . . but does require patience
and training to manage. He’s been one of the most popular dog breeds
in America, the UK, Australia for quite some time along with … 1. Golden Retriever The Golden is one of the most popular breeds
for families of all ages and for good reason. He’s an extremely social dog and is a great
choice for those looking for a dog that will be friendly with family, friends, and even
strangers. This steady-tempered, dependable dog has a
sweet and gentle heart. He is the quintessential family companion. Give your Golden two brisk walks each day,
play fetch games, and take him out for a good run once a week, and he is adaptable to almost
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  1. ItzLizzy Star September 1, 2017 at 5:27 pm

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  3. Ami West September 1, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    So cute! I am partial to Great Danes, but I know that you only have 10 spots in your line-ups. I did enjoy your show on Danes very much. Keep up the good work! I watch all your videos.

  4. Sir Waffle_Lot September 1, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    You might remmeber me from your last vid. . . . Still no sign of a dog

  5. Sir Waffle_Lot September 2, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Animal facts as you you can probably tell i am subscribed to this channel because i am always early to a video 😉😃

  6. Janus Loggins September 2, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Love animals, Love dogs, Love your videos!!!

  7. Tutti Frutti September 2, 2017 at 5:32 am

    Newfoundlands are Ancestors of Labrador retrievers
    and The Labs were Originaly Offically bred, in some time Before,near, at, or after the 1870's

  8. Tommy A05G September 2, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I only have 17

  9. Laylay Me September 3, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Keep em coming. Doing great!

  10. Tommy A05G September 3, 2017 at 9:30 am

    1 dislike ? WHAT WHY

  11. Faith Lambden September 6, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Were is the Cavalier king Charles Spaniel

  12. Bigums And rusty September 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm

    Love dogs also your channel

  13. Rukesh Subramaniam September 13, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    Idk how there is no Siberian husky

  14. Sonia Savage September 28, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    You and your daughter have the friendliest voices❤️

  15. punkmumrik October 3, 2017 at 6:44 am

    I can really push for Jack Russell Terrier. I have had 2 and they are absolutely perfect, as long as they get their exercise. Great with kids and intelligent too. Today i have a staff, absolutely adorable and really fills our little family with life and joy. Will have at least one more, rescue dog of course, after my knee replacements are done and rehabilitated. (i am actually replacing the first knee tomorrow)

  16. Siham Khoury October 7, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I have a papillon dog he is small and so cute bot he is really playful

  17. WIGGLE TAIL October 14, 2017 at 10:33 am

    MyList :
    1.Golden Retriever
    2.Labrador Retriever
    4.English Bulldog

  18. Jody Kay October 20, 2017 at 11:30 am

    I love all dogs

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  20. Irish Hermosura December 26, 2017 at 6:51 am

    No pit bull?

  21. victor petroff May 15, 2018 at 4:09 am

    Where's the collie rough (lassie)

  22. Aditya Chauhan May 19, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    That's cooper , the golden retriever

  23. Bonnie Kennedy June 10, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Are you kidding??? Where's the Collie? Most gentle souls in the world.

  24. Jeannine Roberts July 23, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    Our Aussie (we believe) is a little man in a dog suit.

  25. Samantha Jianne August 6, 2018 at 5:12 am

    Coop is in there… and baby coop ahh!

  26. Dogworld Me August 10, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    My lab is friendly to people I let him meet but if he sees someone being creepy and weird he let's out a deep growl and a very alerting bark that usually scares anyone away!

  27. Peldyn - Life with Cats September 7, 2018 at 4:46 am

    Some amazing dogs here! So hard to choose which one I like better

  28. Kate Taleska October 6, 2018 at 10:05 pm

    What about english cocker spaniel ?

  29. Rick Boyle October 12, 2018 at 3:55 am

    I'm a Boxer guy…really just a wonderful combination of sweetness, silliness, intelligence, beauty, strength, kid-loving, family-friendly, and all the best other things you can think of. I've had three…and my last passed over the Rainbow Bridge in July of '18. I am broken-hearted…LOVE ALL YOUR DOGGIES!!!

  30. WILDWILL October 22, 2018 at 11:37 pm

    Airedale Terrier to!

  31. Stephen White January 14, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    your list is questionable, no spaniels. English Cocker and Springer Spaniels are some of the most loving and friendly dogs you will ever meet.

  32. Rahul PAL April 13, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    i have a gsd who bite so much… she's 3month old… don't know wt to do..??

  33. XIV Words April 27, 2019 at 4:45 pm


  34. Shona Osmond April 28, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    I’m very surprised not to see a Pug on the list. Ours loves everyone and hasn’t got an evil bone in his body. I’ve heard Pugs have a wonderful temperament, which is one of the reasons we chose him. We definitely chose well!!❤️❤️

  35. Ugly Mike April 28, 2019 at 11:44 pm

    I love your videos! I haven't had a dog since 2013 when my last Boston Terrier died of congestive heart failure. We rescued her from a breeder, from which she had 5 litters in six years. Her last litter only resulted in one pup as small litters are common with BTs. The owner sold her to me, where she lived for 3 more years. I still have a cockatiel and budgie, but I am considering a standard poodle these days. Thank you so much! I'm an experienced dog owner but still learn from your videos.

  36. Firth Laist April 29, 2019 at 1:53 am

    0- Speech Impediment

  37. trinity pascoe April 30, 2019 at 6:58 am

    Come on not one staffie. Woof

  38. AJ Rocks May 1, 2019 at 3:03 am

    The Black Labradors understand stuff just like humans….makes it so friendly

  39. - SkyePlayer - May 7, 2019 at 12:53 am

    I love this channel ❤️

  40. James Villarey May 12, 2019 at 1:45 pm


  41. April doodle Bugs May 26, 2019 at 1:20 am

    Well to be honest any dog can be friendly if trained properly and socialized. As for the poodle the little ones AKA toy poodles are not friendly every single one that I've came acrossed is aggressive. I have yet to meet a friendly one.

  42. Edward Durkin June 2, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Basset Hound not on the list???

  43. vi si July 3, 2019 at 8:56 pm

    Depends how you approach them and who you are! Otherwise Love German Shepherds.

  44. Shivom Das. July 30, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Golden retriever is the best dog. No doubt about that.😀

  45. Mathai Thazuali August 4, 2019 at 6:15 am

    Dawt sawi suh aw

  46. Big Time August 19, 2019 at 8:03 pm

    wheres the red nose pitbull?it sould be #1..

  47. Jack Owen September 19, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Saint Bernards should be on the list. They're so friendly and gentle.

  48. bearr 101 September 25, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Definitely think pitbull should be on there there such sweet dogs I have to and there so sweet

  49. jomar codera October 4, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    Any rottweiler owner here??

  50. kcsledge95 October 14, 2019 at 11:27 pm

    I’ll never forget my cousin’s Boston Terrier. When chained to her house , she’d see you and jump as best she could for want of attention, and when you gave it, she’d stand with her paws in your hands, looking side-to-side with a scraping pant.

  51. armando maravilla Ramirez October 22, 2019 at 4:16 pm

    I think that the Rat Terrier and the German Short-Haired Pointer should've been on this list.

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