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10 Dog Breeds That Are Perfect for Families With Kids

From compassion to responsibility, there are a lot of things dogs can teach children, making them a wonderful addition to families. However, it is important to pick the right breed. Different types of dogs have different needs and before buying or adopting one, it is recommended to choose the one that will fit your lifestyle.

Bright Side has picked 10 dog breeds that serve as great companions for families with children. At the end, you’ll find a bonus section featuring dog breeds that might be not the best option for you.

1. French Bulldog

If you want a dog that doesn’t require much space, a French Bulldog is the one for you. These dogs are not very loud and get along well with children. They demand constant attention, making them the perfect companion for your little ones.

2. Pit bull

A common myth about Pit bulls claims that these babies make bad pets, which is not true at all. Unless trained to be aggressive or specifically bred for fighting, these dogs are gentle and extremely loving toward their humans.

3. Poodle

Easy to train, poodles are fun pets to have for families. They are energetic, smart, and can easily be best friends with you and your kids. However, poodles are one of the few dogs who shed minimally — but their hair grows long, so if you get them, you’ll have to groom them regularly.

4. Golden Retriever

Golden Retrievers are like goofy teddy bears who love human company so much, they can’t be without it. They are good with kids and good for them too. They are usually calm and gentle and can help you teach your kids responsibility.

5. Labrador

Labradors enjoy cuddles and all the human attention they can get. They have low aggression levels, making them gentle companions for families with children. They enjoy long walks and being active.

6. Border Collie

One of the smartest dog breeds in the world, the Border Collie is the workaholic of the dog world, meaning they always need something to do. If you have a large family and a large yard for the dog to play and explore, they’ll make the dreamiest pet one can have.

7. German Shepherd

Usually seen as dangerous, German Shepherds are actually fiercely loyal and protective of their loved ones. They are sweet and will behave how you teach them to from a young age.

8. Beagle

Friendly and full of love, Beagles are easy to manage and keep. They are sociable and ideal for large families. Their small size makes them great to have around young children and babies.

9. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The key point about this breed of dog is that they can match their owner’s lifestyle. If you are the active type, your Spaniel will be active too. If you prefer to stay indoors, your dog will adjust to your rhythm and be more of a couch potato. They are lap dogs and love affection.

10. Dachshund

Playful and tiny, Dachshunds are great for kids. Slowly introduce your new dog to the children and watch them bloom into best friends for life. They don’t need a lot of exercise and if you have seniors at home, these pups will be good company for them too.

Bonus: Dog breeds that may be bad for families with kids.

Popular dog breeds like the Husky, Chihuahua, Doberman, Corgi, and the Dalmatian are typically considered bad for families with children. These breeds can be unpredictable and difficult to manage and train.

Which breed of dog do you think is the best for families? Does your pet get along well with your kids? Share their photos with us in the comments!

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