Top 25 Most Popular Family-Friendly Dogs

2. Boxer


If the bulldog doesn’t strike your fancy, the boxer is another sturdy dog that can maintain its composure around kids. While boxers were originally bred as medium-size guard dogs, you’ll find them as an extra member of the family in many homes today. Along with its stout size, the boxer is known for its high energy — this playful pup needs lots of exercise and may keep your kids occupied for hours.

True to form, the boxer is described by the American Kennel Club as “fun-loving, bright and active,” making it the 10th most popular dog breed of the AKC. When introducing a boxer to the family for the first time, plenty of supervision is required, though the breed is ultimately considered an ideal family dog.

More: This Boxer’s Reaction When Dad Picks Him Up From The Vet Is PRICELESS!

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