2. Labrador Retriever
Their secret is that they are incredibly patient and tolerable with children, they like to play, and are fantastic family dogs.
Large and sturdy, Labs are not known for being particularly successful guard dogs, but they stand by their humans no matter what, especially if they grow up with them.
Labrador Retrievers have an abundance of energy, are friendly, and always in a good mood. They are insanely affectionate and great companions to larger or smaller families.
They fare better in larger environments, but will nevertheless rise to the occasion whenever they are presented with the opportunity to express loyalty, even if they live in a small one-bedroom downtown apartment.