Re: Help me find a good family dog.
I have a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel, who is an amazing family dog. He's small in size (he'll be about 18lbs fully grown), is fairly low energy - he does as much or as little as you need him to do. Loves hiking, but also loves sitting on your lap on any given day. The downside is that he really hates being left alone... he's happiest with people, his people. He is great with the kids, and just a really good dog. I honestly never thought I'd like having a small dog - and after having a cavalier, I love this size/breed of dog.