The 10 Best Dog Breeds for Families

3. Papillions:

Often overlooked as mere lapdogs, papillons are perfect companion dogs and make good pets for city-dwellers. Papillons aren’t just a fashion accessory, so don’t let their prettiness fool you. Unlike other toy breeds, papillons are spirited, highly intelligent, fun-loving and eager to please, making them ideal for the family without a lot of square footage to spare.  Get prepared for a lot of energy and a lot of running.  But in a good way!