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Known to be among the most friendly of the hound breeds, the Beagle is a popular choice for pet owners because of its size and calm temperament. The Beagle is a social dog that is particularly well suited to the company of humans and other dogs alike. It also needs to spend equal time in the yard as it does in the house. Because it is also an incredibly tolerant, calm and adventurously playful dog, the Beagle also makes a perfect pet for families with children.
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An active family is sure to find the Boxer a perfect pet. The breed is high-spirited, curious, outgoing and dedicated. It responds well to commands and is sensitive to the needs of those it serves. The Boxer may get overly rambunctious, and must be trained from a young age not to jump on people. Playing, however, should be highly encouraged. Its bright, playful attitude and highly social nature make the breed an excellent companion for outdoor activity.