Another great dog breed for you and your family is Collies which in particular have a reputation for being kind and calm. They can live for about 14-16 years and that’s is quite a long time to have a dog around the home being one of the family.
This one of the longest living dog bre4eds on the list and is very popular in North America, with one becoming a star along time ago.
#4 St. Bernard
The St. Bernard is a very child friendly and a very large dog with an ancient history of rescuing people who were trapped in snow and mountainous areas.
They usually live for about 8-10 years and are gentle with their owners despite their massive size. Their short life span could be due to the size of the dog causing health problems.
Weimaraners are durable and have a lot of energy. They have a spectacular shape and some have very unique looking colors. They are very smart and trainable which is a trait you want in your dog.
They can live for about 10-12 years, so they are the type of companion you would have around for a long time. Not as long as some others but long enough.
#2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel are bred to be companions and are often called the comforter spaniel. These dogs are a smaller breed than some of the others mentioned before but small dogs are very alert and protective of their family. They can live for about 9-14 years. Based on this information, you could have this breed around for many years.
#1 French bulldog
The French bulldog, a family-friendly dog that is still physically durable. This breed is very popular with many individuals. It is a smaller dog than some of the others as well but will prove a great addition to any family. They usually live for about 10-12 years.
In my opinion these are some of the best dogs a family can have at their home. I am aware that everyone wouldn’t agree with my choice of dogs and that is alright. It is just an opinion and I hope you found the list interesting. If your favorite dog breed wasn’t included, please forgive me.