Top 25 Most Popular Family-Friendly Dogs

21. Mastiff


Mastiff, one of the oldest breeds of dog in the world, is also one of the best choices for families with children. The main reason for this is their incredibly affectionate nature. These big softies form connections very quickly and they will love their family to death.

They are a dignified and quiet breed of dog that simply does not get startled and as such, they are great with even the most mischievous children. Despite their impressive physique, mastiffs are actually very timid and they will enjoy spending time inside with their family, acting more like lap dogs than a powerful breed they seem like.

And while they will enjoy a quiet day indoors, mastiffs do require regular exercise which will need to take place outdoors because of their size. They will just adore playing around the backyard with children. You won’t be able to tell who is enjoying it more.

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