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8 Amazing Family-Friendly Dog Breeds: The Furry Heroes of the Family!

Bethany Charlton

In this blog article, we will talk about eight fantastic dog breeds that are perfect for families. But before we dive in, let's take a moment to understand what we mean exactly by a 'child-friendly' dog. At Edgard & Cooper, we define a child-friendly dog as a furry four-legged friend with a great character, intelligence, a long lifespan, and perfect companionship for various family members.

When choosing a child-friendly dog, it's important to look for qualities such as patience, friendliness, and enthusiasm for games and adventures. The dog should also be able to interact well with children and handle their playful energy. Additionally, the dog should be easy to train and have a stable temperament.

1. Golden Retriever:

The Golden Retriever is known for its loving, patient, and friendly nature. These cuddly creatures are always up for a game and never lose their soft and playful side. Their intelligence also makes them excellent family dogs, as they are easy to train and great with children. Additionally, Golden Retrievers often reach a respectable age of 10-12 years, providing years of companionship for your family. They have an average height of 55-61 centimeters.

2. Labrador Retriever:

Another popular choice for families is the Labrador Retriever. These loyal companions have a friendly, playful, and balanced personality. As smart as they are, they will quickly learn new tricks and show obedience in socialization and play. Moreover, Labs can reach a respectable age of 10-12 years, which means they can offer long-lasting friendship to children growing up with dogs in the family. They have an average height of 55-62 cm.

3. Beagle:

If you're looking for a lively and curious dog, then the Beagle is a great choice. Their friendly and good-natured character makes them perfect for families with children. Beagles are intelligent and can be easily trained, which helps in creating a strong bond between the dog and the children. They also have a long life expectancy of 12-15 years, meaning they will provide long-lasting companionship to your family. They have an average height of 33-40 cm.

4. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel:

With their big, blinking doggy eyes and gentle temperament, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels make wonderful companions for children. They are affectionate, social, and gentle by nature. These small breeds of dogs fit perfectly with families looking for a playful and friendly dog. They have an estimated lifespan of 12-15 years, offering many years of cuddles and adventures. They have an average height of 30-33 cm.

5. Vizsla:

Friendly, lively, and energetic, yet gentle. Vizslas are great companions for families who love to be active and enjoy the great outdoors. They are enthusiastic and gentle dogs who love cuddling. They can live up to 12-14 years and have an average height of 56-64 cm. Perfect for active families who like to get out and about.

6. Border Collie:

Intelligent, loyal, and vigilant family dog. Border Collies are smart dogs who love to work and play. They are great with children and enjoy protecting their family. They can live up to 14 years and have an average height of 48-56 cm. Perfect for active families looking for a smart and playful companion.

7. Miniature Schnauzer:

The Miniature Schnauzer combines playfulness and intelligence into a perfect companion for families. They have a cheerful character and are patient with children. These small, furry friends will love games and adventures with the whole family. Moreover, they can live up to 12-15 years, making them a long-term companion for children as they grow up. They have an average height of 30-35 cm.

8. Bernese Mountain Dog:

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a friendly giant full of love and patience. With their calm and gentle nature, they are perfect family dogs. Children will adore their gentle nature and enjoy the big cuddles they receive. These cuddly four-legged friends can reach an age of 7-9 years, adding valuable years of happiness and adventure to your family. They have an average height of 64-70 cm.


At Edgard & Cooper, we understand how important it is to choose the right dog for your family. Our selection of eight amazing dog breeds offers a combination of friendliness, intelligence, and longevity. Whether you choose a Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever, Beagle, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Vizsla, Border Collie, Miniature Schnauzer, or Bernese Mountain Dog, you'll find a furry hero/heroine that perfectly fits your family. Remember to always consider the individual needs and personalities of the dog and your family. A healthy and nutritious diet is also crucial for the well-being of your furry companion. At Edgard & Cooper, we offer high-quality, natural food to ensure that your loyal companion leads a long and happy life.

Our dogs are just like family. They deserve the very best!

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