1. Golden Retriever
Golden retrievers are loyal, intelligent and have great temperaments. Did we mention they're also totally adorable? These sweet pups top our list for the best family dogs because they're highly trainable and are a long-standing family favorite. Please note: If you're not into picking up large tumbleweed-like dust bunnies, retrievers may not be the best fit for you—they're known for excessive shedding!