10 Friendliest Dog Breeds

10 Friendliest Dog Breeds

By Randa Kiss


.1 )  Beagle: 

Often described as “happy-go-lucky,” Beagles are extremely easygoing, curious, and friendly. Bred as hunting dogs, Beagles are used to running in packs – which likely contributes to their friendly nature.

These are great family dogs and all-around loyal companions. Beagles are active and energetic, requiring regular exercise and lots of playtime.


.2 ) Bearded Collie

Full of energy and excitement, Bearded Collies are herding dogs known for their shaggy coats. These family dogs are always friendly and can get along with everyone, but definitely require regular exercise to release their energy and keep boredom at bay.

Along these lines, Beardies are smart and outgoing, but can also be independent; so consistent and dedicated training is necessary.

.3 ) Boston Terrier

A small dog breed full of personality, it’s hard not to befriend the Boston Terrier. Boston Terriers are fun, friendly, sociable companions.

These dogs love to meet new people, are good with kids, and although they require regular exercise, they don’t necessarily need a yard or a ton of space – they’re great city dogs.


.4 ) Boxer

Boxers are fun-loving, smart, and loyal. It only makes sense, therefore, that they’re one of the many friendly dog breeds that’s great with children. Boxers make excellent watchdogs for their families – but don’t worry, they’re not always serious.

These dogs are known to be silly and are unlikely to pass up an opportunity for playtime. Boxers have a lot of energy, so daily exercise is important. They’re easy to train, however, and training can help channel their energy.

.5 ) Bulldog

They may look grumpy sometimes, but there’s no doubt that Bulldogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds around. Bulldogs are easygoing, low-maintenance, and make steadfast companions.

Willing to go wherever you go, the Bulldog is happy to meet new friends – city, suburb, or countryside. These dogs only need moderate exercise, which can be great if you don’t have a lot of space for activity. Bulldogs are generally agreeable to training as well.

.6 ) Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The sweet eyes of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel speak volumes. These dogs were bred to be gentle, loyal companions, and it shows.

Cavs are versatile family members. They’re great with kids, eager to please, and friendly with other animals as well as people.

These dogs are very easy to train, they’re incredibly smart, and can participate in a variety of sports and activities – generally, they’re happy whenever they’re with you.

.7 ) Collie

Just like the famed Lassie of the big screen, Collies are well-known for their sociable and loyal personalities. One of the best dog breeds for kids, Collies are athletic herding dogs that love play and regular exercise.

These dogs are smart and easily trainable; they love having an activity to participate in with their families.

.8 ) Golden Retriever

Consistently one of the most popular dog breeds in the U.S., the Golden Retriever is almost synonymous with “friendly dog.”

Goldens are happy, loyal, and outgoing. They are also eager to please – making training easy.

Golden Retrievers make excellent family dogs, their friendly nature extending to kids, other dogs, and other animals. These dogs are very active, so daily exercise and play is a must.

.9 ) Irish Setter

Recognizable for their beautiful red coats, the Irish Setter is sweet-natured, outgoing, and affectionate. An active sporting breed, Irish Setters are excellent with children – they love to play, make new friends, and are generally eager to please.

Irish Setters have a pretty high energy level, so will do well with exercise and training to keep them busy.

.10 ) Havanese

A smart companion dog with a sociable nature, the Havanese is a toy breed with an animated personality. These dogs are adaptable, outgoing, and fun – they love to attract attention and meet new friends.

Havenese are excellent city dogs and despite their small size, are also great watchdogs. They are easy to train, require moderate exercise, and generally excel in their role as family companions.

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