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What Are The Top 5 Friendliest Dog Breeds?

5 Friendliest dog breeds; a collage of 5 types of dogs. A beagle, a boxer, Irish setter, welsh corgi, and a king cavalier Charles

When looking for a new dog, you may be looking for a friendly dog that is great for you and your family. Some dogs are very friendly and energetic, while some have a more self-sufficient and lazy personality. If you always have friends and family over, you will want a very friendly dog. 

Everyone loves your dog to also join in on the party. It is best to look for a friendly dog breed when picking your next pet. This article will explain the personality of the top 5 friendliest dog breeds

Top 5 friendliest dog breeds

Many different breeds could be included on this list as many dogs are very friendly. Not only will you want a friendly dog, but you will also want one that is low maintenance and very active. 

These are the 5 friendliest dog breeds and a brief description of their personality. When looking for a new family pet, consider one of these breeds.


Beagles are a very friendly dog breed that was historically from Great Britain. These dogs are very popular hunting dogs. They are very loyal and family-oriented. They have a very happy personality and are usually great with children. Beagles can be very energetic but will relax after regular exercise.

These dogs are usually very easy to train and highly intelligent. These dogs can grow to be 15 inches tall and can weigh up to 30 pounds. These dogs are usually tri color – white, brown, and black.

They have big brown eyes and long floppy ears. Their cute face is very hard to resists as a new pet. These are a very friendly small to medium size dog that would be a great addition to your family.

Pembroke Welsh Corgi

A tan and white Pembroke welsh corgi

Pembroke Welsh Corgi is a very friendly dog to have for families. These dogs are highly social and very popular pets. These dogs are the breed of dog that the Queen of England has made them even more popular in England. 

These dogs are bred to be on-alert as herding or guard dogs. They are also bred from companionship, which is why they are so focused on their humans. These dogs are very easy to train and are known for their wonderful athletic skills. These dogs are around 10 to 23 inches tall and can weigh up to 30 pounds. Given the cute appearance and wonderful personality, no wonder that these dogs are growing in popularity. These dogs would be a great friendly addition to add to the family.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a very friendly dog. These dogs are very sweet and playful. They are very loyal and are best to be included as part of the family. These dogs were specifically bred throughout their history to be a companion animal.

They need lots of attention and play as they can be very energetic. These dogs stand about 12 to 13 inches high and should weigh no more than 18 pounds unless they are overweight. These dogs have long curly ears and big eyes. There faces make these a very sought after breed.


A white and black boxer dog

Boxer is one of the friendliest dog breeds that there is. These dogs are also very popular among pet owners. These dogs are highly affectionate and very social. They respond very well to a lot of attention. 

This makes them a great dog for a loving family. These dogs love being around their family and are great companions for kids. These dogs can be very friendly and very excitable. They usually will need to be trained to not jump up on people as they always want to give away hugs. 

These dogs are very patient and a great protector to have around children. These dogs are bigger than some of the others on this list as they can grow up to 22 to 25 inches tall as an adult and can weigh between 50 to 50 pounds.

Irish Setter

Irish Setters are very friendly dogs. They are also very bold and will run-up to a stranger for attention. These dogs require a high amount of activity. This is perfect for playing with your friends and family. All of this pent-up energy can result in destructive behavior like chewing or barking, so they will need regular exercise.

Exercise and the needed training should be started as early as possible. When they are puppies, their energy levels are even higher. These dogs were bred in Ireland and Britain to be used as hunting dogs.

These dogs stand about 25 to 27 inches tall as an adult and can weight 60 to 70 pounds. These dogs will make great family dogs as they are one of the friendliest dog breeds.

Now, after learning about these 5 friendly dog breeds, you can find the best dog breed for your family. When looking for a new dog, consider one of these 5 dogs, they are all very active and very friendly. They would make a great new companion for you to have. There are always many of these breeds in shelters or rescue organizations looking for a new home. If you want to adopt a new pet, you should easily be able to find one of these 5 friendly dog breeds in a shelter needing a forever home.

Meet The Author 

Dr. Sara Ochoa DVM


Since she was a little girl, Dr. Ochoa knew that her dream was to become a veterinarian. With a tremendous passion and love for animals, she is now a great source of knowledge for others. Dr. Ochoa lives happily with her husband Greg and her babies: Ruby the Schnoodle and Bam-Bam the bunny.

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