Labrador Retrievers: friendly & popular breed, bred as companions & hunters. High-energy, need daily exercise. Enjoy being with people. Keep them happy with daily runs, fetch, Frisbee.
Golden Retrievers: popular & friendly breed, exude confidence, great with people & animals. Cheery outlook, obedient, ideal family pets for playtime, tug-of-war, fetch.
Beagles: cheerful & loyal, love people & playtime. Active, enjoy fetch & long walks. Good with other dogs, keep on a leash outdoors due to their keen scent-following nature.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniels: devoted companions, love people & cuddles. Gentle, good-natured, and affectionate. Get along with kids, dogs, and cats. Enjoy light activity like walks & playtime.
Pugs: small dogs, big personalities. Smart, affectionate, and playful. Social with people & dogs. Good with kids, but gentle play needed. Avoid hurting feelings, daily walk & play for weight control.
Boston Terriers: "American Gentleman," affectionate & silly. Love making friends & playing. Adaptable & great with kids, dogs, & cat-friendly cats. Monitor boisterous play due to their small size.
Irish Setters: Friendly, spunky & affectionate. Great family dogs, love kids, dogs & cat-friendly cats. Eager to make friends with strangers. Stay active to avoid unwanted behaviors.
Border Collies: Highly intelligent & aim to please. Need mental & physical stimulation daily. Excel in dog sports & training. Watch herding tendencies to avoid nipping.
Boxers: Fun-loving class clowns. Affectionate, crave attention. Great with kids but train to control jumping. Need regular exercise to prevent destructive behavior & excessive barking.
Staffordshire bull terriers, once fighters, now loving and loyal. Clever and patient, make great family dogs. Socialization is key to reduce mistrust of other dogs.