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Have questions about the best family dogs? We have answers!

What are some of the best family dogs?

Dogs bred properly can all be considered the “best family dog breeds.” Some of the most popular family-friendly breeds at Uptown are the Doodles (Cockapoos, Labradoodles, Goldendoodles, Maltipoos, Cavapoos and more), Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, Poodles, Cocker Spaniels, Border Collies, Bulldogs, Beagles...the list goes on and on!

What makes a good family dog? What's the best family dog?

Want to know what the “best dog for my family” is? Some of the most important traits to look for in a potential pal for your family include energy level (you’ll need a dog who matches the energy of your family) patience (especially for kids), and size (although Chihuahuas and Yorkies can be great family pets, their tiny size means they can easily be injured by small children).

Are Doodles good family dogs?

You bet! Doodles are in our top 10 family dogs. Whether you’re talking about larger Labradoodles, Goldendoodles or Bernedoodles, or you’re referring to smaller Cockapoos and Yorkiepoos, these Poodle hybrids are all amazing choices for family pets. Many would even consider Doodles to be some of the best family breeds around (us included).

Are Golden Retrievers good family dog breeds?

Are golden retrievers good family dogs? Golden Retrievers are probably the first dog that comes to mind when thinking about family-friendly pups. Goldens will shower you and your family with love, and these dogs are always ready to run and play. They’re smart, loyal and friendly, and will waste no time getting settled in as part of the family.

Are Labrador Retrievers good family dogs?

The Labrador Retriever is playful, patient, loving, protective, and reliable. Another perk—Labs are highly intelligent and take well to training. They require A LOT of exercise (they love swimming!), so be sure your family is up for the challenge. Make sure that they have plenty of room to run around and play.

Are Poodles the perfect family dog?

Poodles are elegant and proud, but did you know that they’re also a great pick for families? Poodles are loyal and caring and rarely get bored—they’re also available in several different sizes, making them a great fit for nearly any home. As an added bonus, Poodles shed very little (meaning they’re great for allergy sufferers).

What happens after I choose my new best friend?

After you’ve chosen your “best dog for family,” you’ll be able to get in touch with your dog’s breeder directly. Your breeder can help answer all of your questions and will keep you updated on changes to your dog’s diet, recent vet checks, upcoming travel arrangements (and more). Adopting from Uptown is just easier and safer than choosing a random breeder online.

Why is Uptown Puppies different from other places?

Uptown Puppies is a network of the very best and most ethical dog breeders and breeding businesses. When you choose a puppy from Uptown, you’re getting peace of mind that absolutely ZERO puppy mills are admitted to our network. That means no scams, no fake pedigrees...only the best family dogs, period.

Are there any litters available now?

You bet! There are dozens of ideal family breeds out there, and the businesses and breeders in our network have tons of litters available right now. That means your dream dog is probably out there waiting for you right now! Puppies listed at Uptown go quick—if you see the dog of your dreams, be sure to reserve them ASAP before someone else does.

How do I get my puppy?

You’ve picked one of these great family dogs, but they happen to be located halfway across the US. No problem! Businesses and breeders in our network can easily arrange transport for your puppy. One of the most common ways families choose is to have their dog flown to their nearest major airport to meet your puppy ASAP!

Why shouldn’t I bring home a shelter dog instead?

There’s nothing wrong with bringing home a puppy from the animal shelter. In fact, we fully support shelters and all of the amazing work they do. Uptown Puppies offers peace of mind that isn’t always available with a shelter dog—puppies in our network have documented backgrounds and certain temperaments that make them ideal family dogs.

How do I know that my puppy will be healthy?

Easy—breeders and businesses in our network are required to provide nose-to-tail health evaluations for all of their puppies before they’re adopted. These thorough vet checks look at your pup’s eyes, ears, teeth, mouth, nose, fur, skin, gastrointestinal, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. Always confirm your dog’s health with a vet after arrival.