9. The Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular pets in the U.S. The pups are irresistibly cute, almost looking like an elongated teddy bear. It is quite friendly and tolerant when it comes to living with a family and that makes it an excellent companion. It is a highly capable retrieving dog with abilities to assist drug sniffing, hunting, tracking and can be used as therapy assistance.
The dog does not adjust well to apartment living though so unless you live in a home that has plenty of open space around it, do not adapt the Golden Retriever as a pet. It can’t tolerate being alone and it has a very high sensitivity level. This dog breed is very friendly with kids so when you bring in a pup of the same breed, you can expect your kids to adjust well with it. Don’t worry if it cuddles with your little one!