Some popular family dogs include the Labrador Retriever, the Golden Retriever, the English Bulldog and the Pug. The Labrador Retriever is the most popular of the family dog breeds and is known for its friendliness, intelligence and liveliness.
The Golden Retriever is a highly intelligent and loyal breed of dog. As its name implies, this breed was bred for retrieving waterfowl. The softness of a Golden Retriever's bite ensured the ducks and geese it brought back from the water remained undamaged. This breed comes in three types: American, British and Canadian. The Golden Retriever is the third most popular breed of dog in the United States.
The English Bulldog was once used to bait bulls in England, but is now bred to be an affectionate, calm and loyal pet. It is the fifth most popular dog in the United States. The dog is famous for its massive head, wide shoulders, short legs and protruding lower jaw. It is one of the few purebred dogs to have a naturally short tail.
A small, square-shaped dog with a pleading expression, the Pug is playful, funny, friendly and confident. It is also known for its willingness to please. An ancient breed, the Pug was first bred in China.