Border Terriers, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and Staffordshire Bull Terriers are among the breeds that make excellent house dogs. Every breed of dog is unique, but some puppies have a knack for getting along with family members and living at home.
“It’s really important to remember that every dog is an individual and we should look at each dog’s temperament and personality to decide if they’re a good fit,” said Rachel Rodgers MSc, clinical animal behaviorist. Nose to the trailrecount country life.
“Behaviorist Kim Brophey covers this well in her LEGS system – the dog’s learning (life experience), the environment (where it lives), its genetics (so what we’re looking at here) and itself (the your dog’s unique individuality) should all be taken into account.”
On that note, take a look at the best breeds below…
1. Border Terrier
Rachel Rodgers says: “Having grown up with two myself, I couldn’t help but choose which border terrier to recommend to family homes!” These adorable little dogs may have been originally bred to kill vermin, but they have affectionate temperaments and fun personalities that make them ideal for adventures with the family.”
2. Royal Poodle
Noble and elegant Poodles make brilliant pets. “Regularly overlooked for their Labradoodle/Cockapoo cousins, these dogs make great pets,” adds Rachel.
“They can sometimes be considered too demanding for a family with lots of young children due to the regular grooming they require, but these glamorous dogs are surprisingly fun and goofy for many households, which is why they’re on this list. !”
3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
“The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is on this list because, in general, they are gentle and generally welcoming to visitors and strangers, which is helpful in a busy household!” says Rachel.
“However, it’s important to understand that these little dogs can vary greatly depending on whether they’re very active or a couch potato, so finding the right pup to join your family will be key as you need to make sure you can meet the needs of your New Pet.”
4. Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terriers have an unfair reputation for being dangerous or aggressive, but these stocky little dogs were originally the nanny dog - and make great family pets.
“They’re confident, playful and can be a little energetic, but with the right training, they make an excellent pet for many households,” says Rachel.
“They’re low maintenance when it comes to grooming, but lots of energy for exercise, so they’ll benefit from lots of interactive play before crashing out with the adults on the couch at the end of the day.”