Best Dog Breeds For Kids

Choosing a breed for a family is not an easy task, especially if there are kids included. Getting a dog breed that can get along with children is not easy. Some dogs are too energetic and nervous around kids, and some are just too big. Kids don’t understand what it means to safely interact with dogs, so getting a patient and a calm breed is necessary.

The best dogs for kids can be small or large; they come in different sizes and will have enough patience around kids. These dogs will even tolerate a bit of inexperienced, rough handling. It is not uncommon that kids pull on the dog’s ears or tail. Luckily, these dogs are calm and patient enough not to bite or injure a child because of it. You can find below the best dog breeds for children.

Alaskan Malamute

Alaskan Malamute is a loyal, affectionate, and playful dog breed, and it's one of the oldest sled dogs. These dogs are very similar to Siberian Husky, Samoyed, Greenland Dog, and C...
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American Cocker Spaniel

The American Cocker Spaniel was until recently, considered to be the same breed as their English cousin, the English Cocker Spaniel. These two distinct breeds started to diverge ab...
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Australian Terrier

The Australian Terrier is a small terrier breed that was developed in Australia and its original purpose was to control vermin and snakes. They are your typical Terrier breed - act...
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Beagle

The Beagle is a friendly, curious, and outgoing dog breed from the scent hound family. The Beagle has nearly 220 million scent receptors which make them excellent at picking up sce...
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Beauceron

The Beauceron is a herding dog breed that originated in the Central part of France. It was named after the region of Beauce and is known also as Berger de Beauce and Bas Rouge. The...
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Bernese Mountain Dog

Bernese Mountain Dogs are a classic example of what is called „gentle giants". They are easy-going and get along with other animals and their entire family, especially childr...
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Border Collie

The Border Collie is a highly intelligent, energetic, athletic, working and herding breed of dog that was developed in the Scottish borders for herding livestock, especially sheep....
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Border Terrier

The Border Terrier is a dog breed belonging to the Terrier family whose original purpose was to drive foxes out of their burrows so larger hounds can hunt them. These days, these l...
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Boston Terrier

The Boston Terrier is a popular, small-sized dog breed that originated in America. This dog was developed in the late 1800s by crossing Bulldog and now-extinct White English Terrie...
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Boxer

The Boxer is a dog breed developed in Germany in the 1800s. They were bred for working purposes, especially for cart pulling, livestock herding, hunting, and, also, for dogfighting. The Boxer was o...
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Bracco Italiano

The Bracco Italiano, like their name suggests, is an Italian breed primarily bred as a hunting dog. This is also one of the oldest hunting breeds, and historical evidence places them in the...
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Bull Terrier

The Bull Terriers are playful, charming, and powerful dogs who are loyal pets and great family members. The Bull Terrier is a breed that captures worldwide views with its appearanc...
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Bulldog

The Bulldog is a courageous, calm, and friendly medium-size dog breed. They have a muscular body with a short-muzzled head with round, dark eyes. Their face is the universal symbol...
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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a companion dog breed that has sporting and flushing roots. This lovely little breed likes nothing more than to spend their days being petted a...
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Cesky Terrier

Cesky Terrier is a clever and friendly dog full of personality originally bred for hunting vermin. They are great for work but also loveable family pets that will enjoy spending ti...
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Chinook

Chinook is a large dog breed developed in the early 20th century in New Hampshire. This is an excellent working dog as well as a family pet and companion. Chinook is a smart and de...
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Collie Rough

The Rough Collie is a Scottish dog breed known for their herding abilities. They are popular, active family pets that have exploded in popularity after the fictional character Lassie was cre...
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Collie Smooth

The Smooth Collie is a Scottish dog breed known for their herding abilities. They are popular, active family pets. However, they still remain skillful herders that are pe...
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English Setter

English Setter is a medium-sized dog breed with a unique and one of the most beautiful coats in the dogs' world. This is an excellent working dog breed but also on the other hand g...
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French Bulldog

French Bulldog is playful, smart, and adaptable and it's one of the world's most popular dog breeds of today. He is a small dog with distinctive bat ears and can come in different...
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German Spitz - Keeshond

The Keeshond (pronounced KAYZ-hawnd) is a medium-sized spitz dog that has a foxy face, pointed ears, an abundant coat, and a massive, plumed tail carried high over the back. This d...
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Golden Retriever

Golden Retriever is a friendly, devoted, and very intelligent dog breed and is one of the most famous dogs around the world. They will make you fall in love at first sight. Because...
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Irish Setter

The Irish Setter is a popular breed of gundog (gundogs, or bird dogs, are hunting dogs that help hunters in finding and retrieving gaming birds). They originated in Ireland in the...
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Labrador Retriever

Surely, one of the most popular dog breeds in the world is the Labrador Retriever. Labrador Retrievers are extremely loyal and sweet-tempered dogs that live to serve their family....
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