Kindest dogs: which breeds get on well with people

Yulia LoseynkoLife
German dog and French bulldog, Brussels griffin and Newfoundland - such different but equally kind dog breeds

Whatever one may say, we look for kindness in companion animals, which is sometimes so lacking in people. That is why dog breeds that are capable of being a good and loyal friend are the most popular. But which breeds are more likely to show kindness?

Dog experts say that a dog's character largely depends on its upbringing. But still, certain breeds tend to be more friendly and interact with people. OBOZREVATEL tells you about a dozen such breeds.

Labrador Retriever

For three decades, this breed has been the most popular in the United States and is always in the top. Labrador Retrievers are valued for their openness, ability to get along with all family members and other animals, playfulness, and intelligence.


Regardless of whether you choose an English Bulldog or a French Bulldog as a friend, the dog will become the star of your family. Bulldogs love to be the centre of attention and will gladly entertain people with their games. They will do anything to cheer you up.

Staffordshire and pit bull terrier

These dogs are credited with an aggressive disposition due to their harsh appearance. They can indeed be trained to fight. But this is rather an exception. After all, Staffies and Pit Bulls were bred to be companions. They are very attached to people and are especially tender towards children.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

All spaniels love to make friends and play with people, but Cavalier babies are capable of special tenderness. No wonder they have been one of the favourite breeds of the English royal family since the 17th century. They are friendly not only to their people but also to strangers and will gladly do anything to earn praise.


Huge and calm as an iceberg, this animal is considered the best nanny of all dogs. Newfoundlands love spending time with children and can tolerate even their biggest misbehaviours. They are very intelligent and easy to train.

Brussels Griffon

These small dogs with a funny beard and a wise look are deeply human-oriented. Griffins love to watch their owners and keep them company in all activities. They are very playful and will gladly keep people company even during long walks.

Golden Retriever

This breed is extremely popular all over the world due to its friendliness and playfulness. Golden lovers call them huge cuddle pillows. This breed is one of the most sociable, and their most inherent emotion is happiness.


One of the smallest breeds in the world can demonstrate such devotion to its people that not many giants are capable of. Chihuahuas love physical contact and will sit next to you all day long. They are also quite intelligent and easy to train.

Bichon Frise

A small white ball of fluffy fur is a pleasure to caress and pamper, but energetic Bichon Frise need careful training. In the course of training games, they become firmly attached to their owners and begin to show them their love at every opportunity.

Great Dane

It is said that these giants are actually a cat in a dog's body, as they love physical contact. Their habit of climbing onto their owners' laps has become legendary. Great Danes are calm and patient, but they can also be mischievous with their loved ones.

Earlier OBOZREVATEL told about the most loyal breeds of dogs.

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