The Best Breeds for Busy Families

You’re busy. Between you, your spouse and the kids, it seems there’s always something going on, or somewhere to be. But if you’re ready to add a dog to your family, you’ll want to make sure to pick the right breed. An adaptable, laid back pup that’s willing to learn from (and connect with) each family member can ensure your dog gets the proper care it needs while giving kids a wonderful chance to learn some responsibility.

Spokesperson Lisa Peterson of the American Kennel Club says, “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. They benefit from consistent and patient involvement from all family members.”

Here are Peterson’s breed picks for busy families:

  • French Bulldog
  • Pug
  • Basset Hound
  • Golden Retriever
  • Corgi
  • Boston Terrier
  • Clumber Spaniel
  • Greyhound
  • Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
  • Toy Fox Terrier

You can read more about each specific breed by clicking here