This breed is best for active families that are willing to devote time to daily walks and playtime. “There's a reason this breed is the quintessential, all-American family dog. They are typically very social, friendly, loyal, and loving dogs and can be a great match for families,” Gilmartin says. “They make wonderful family members but need plenty to keep them busy,” says Jess Sanchez, who, along with staff members of Passage East Kennels, a boarding, grooming, and day care center in Wilton, Connecticut, included the breed on their own list of favorite family-friendly dogs.
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