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The 10 Most Suitable Dog Breeds for Families With Kids

Updated on September 10, 2019
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Eliz is an experienced Mom of 2 kids. Every Mom faced with dog buying and I wasn't an exception :)

To adopt and integrate new pets for family institutions is quite the task. This is not
something to be done on a whim. Proper preparation and research are required if you ever decide to bring a new animal companion to your home. The fact is, there are dog breeds in the market that aren’t suitable for families that have kids. Some dogs are prone to being nervous, while some get rough and lively while playing, preferring homes with very active lifestyles. Take a look at our list of the best dog breeds for families with young ones and see which one fits the bill.

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The 10 Most Suitable Dog Breeds For Families With Kids

Dogs and kids make a great pair. These furry companions will not just give
unconditional love and loyalty; they will also teach your kids cooperation and
responsibility. If you ever decide to adopt a dog, you should consider the lifestyle of
your family and your child’s age.
There are breeds who are incredibly patient, while some love to play with your kids and become protective of them whenever they sense danger. With training, you can teach your dog how to behave and interact with your household. To help you with your search, here are our dog breeds of choice that are suited to families with children.

1. Poodle

Poodles are usually known for their very unique haircuts, but most don’t know that they are very intelligent and gentle breeds.

They are best dogs for kids with allergies because they don’t shed too often.

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2. Beagle

Beagles are smaller than most dogs and have a very calm disposition, making them perfect for families with young ones. Beagles love exploring the outdoors and going on walks. They are very active and lively, making them a great addition for any outgoing family. Beagles are also quite a sturdy breed, owing to their previous occupation as hunters.


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3. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are smart, loyal, kind, and loving dogs. They aren’t aggressive or too rambunctious, and they also have very patient personalities, making them great for kids.

This breed is very intelligent and active, so they need plenty of exercise and different activities to keep them from getting bored. They are very obedient and affectionate towards their family, so you and your young ones will quickly fall in love with your Retriever. They don’t minds living outdoors or indoors, but they do prefer to be close to their family.


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4. Collie

One of the most child-friendly dogs, Collies are a predictable and gentle breed. They are easy to train, and they rarely misbehave or act out, making them suitable for families not yet well-versed in dog handling and training. Collies are very protecting and loving of their family, and they always aim to please and make their owners happy.


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5. Newfoundland

Known as a “babysitter” breed, Newfoundlands are incredibly intelligent and love interacting with children, and have a natural tendency to protect them from danger. If you’ve already baby-proofed your home with products found on good stores like Top-Mom, a Newfoundland can offer additional protection for your baby.

They essentially act as another pair of eyes to keep your child from danger. Newfoundlands have very kind, patient, and gentle personalities, which is why they are so well-loved by their owners.

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6. Irish Setter

Setters are known for their beautiful red coats and being one of the best dogs for families. They are very energetic and love to play with people, especially children. It’s a fact that they become so attached to their owners that they usually dislike being left alone. Be sure to learn the necessary methods of preventing their separation anxiety if you ever choose to have an Irish Setter.


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7. Vizsla

While not commonly seen in a household owing to their need for an active lifestyle, this is exactly why Vizlas are perfect for energetic and active families that have older children. Vizlas have lively demeanors but have very gentle manners. They are extremely affectionate and loyal towards their family. Vizlas are naturally smart, obedient, and confident, giving them the ability to learn and understand quickly.

Because they need plenty of exercise, they’re a good match for active and outgoing kids. Irish Setters are very smart and easy to train. You can even teach them to greet and escort visitors to your home.


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8. Bulldog

If you want a patient and devoted pup that is naturally affectionate towards adults and children alike, then a Bulldog might be your best bet. Bulldogs have sturdy bodies that are perfect for kids who enjoy a bit of roughhousing. They aren't very energetic, so they don't require much exercise. Bulldogs are friendly, docile, and loyal. Don't worry if you have other pets at home, because bulldogs love any form of company.

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9. Labrador Retriever

Definitely one of the best dog breeds for kids, Labrador Retrievers are patient, protective, playful, reliable, and loving. Because they are very intelligent, they are incredibly easy to train. They do need regular exercise, though, so be sure to provide them with the necessary activities to keep them healthy.


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10. Bull Terrier

Bull Terriers are usually misinterpreted as aggressive, but they are actually one of the best animal companions to have. They are loving and friendly to both adults and kids. The way they are built is quite sturdy and strong, making them great for boisterous kids who are still learning how to treat their pets properly.

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      Irene 

      12 days ago

      we were dreaming about a dog! but didn't know what breed to choose. Thanks to your post we've finally chosen. It's Golden Retriever!!!

      Our baby will love it!

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