What Dog Breeds Do Better With Kids?

What dog breeds do better with kids?


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Choosing a dog is not as easy as it may sound.

There are hundreds of dog breeds out there. Not only that, but every dog has their certain personalities mixed with their size, lifestyle, and needs. As you can imagine, the selection process can quickly become overwhelming when you have kids to consider.

Not all dogs are ideal family pets. Yes, some are joyful and playful, but there are others who could be territorial, lazy, and even aggressive (and that has a lot to do with the way they are raised and educated, as well as their life before meeting their forever home, which is why breed should not be your only focus!).

Thankfully, we can help you make a better decision. Today, let me share with you some of the best dog breeds that are great to be around kids.

What dog breeds do better with kids?


Bulldogs may not be the most “energetic” pet on the list, but this could be one of the most choices to consider having a pup for a family with a young lad.

This breed loves to cuddle at any time of the day. It can provide great relaxation, peace of mind and calm vibes as it sits on your lap.

With not too much energy, kids shall learn when to stop playing. When Bulldogs lay down on the corner of the house that is the sign for a moment to rest and freshen up.

What dog breeds do better with kids?


Would you believe if I tell you that dogs can take care of us like a real person? At first, I didn’t believe that dogs can take this job. Until the American Kennel Club called this breed the “nanny dogs.” Not because it looks like a small bear, but because it is one of the most intelligent breeds in the world.

Newfies are sweet and gentle, It can take good care of the whole family most especially to the kids. With its long patience and calm temperament, kids will surely enjoy having a Newfie at home.

Going out to the beach is a place for this breed to play. No need to worry about letting it run to the sea. Newfie has a natural talent for swimming. They are even trained to become lifeguards.

With all this thing that it can do, there is no doubt that it is called the nanny dog.


Always have the energy to play and exercise? Why not have this energetic breed? Vizsla is known to be short, lightweight and muscular. Enough to play and stay joyful with the family members it belongs to.

Vizsla does not enjoy having time alone. It can feel boredom and anxiety if left behind.  Also, the lack of exercise can cause a restless feeling. This pup is great for outdoor activities, and will never get tired to use its energy.

What dog breeds do better with kids?

Labrador Retrievers

Labradors are keen on learning new things. Its temperament makes it a top choice for families who want a pup to be part of there life. Families like this breed due to its great obedience and eagerness to learn. They are easy to get along with and are eager to give love.

Labs are active in every aspect of their life. They are amiable to anyone they meet. They are well suited for an active outdoor lifestyle and really recommended for kids who like to run, throw balls, play Frisbee and do other active activities. To top it all, Labradors still manage to keep calm after all the works and play they had.

Golden Retrievers

According to the American Kennel Club, Golden Retrievers are the most popular breed in the US. Also, this pup is said to be smart, bright, friendly and easy to train.

Golden Retrievers are well tempered, kind, gentle, loyal, calm, and caring buddies. All these make them a great household pet for any type of family. They have strong legs and athletic body – features that are ideal for keeping up with kids who love to play for countless hours.

What dog breeds do better with kids?

Everyone is Unique

There you have, our list of dog breeds that are ideal for kids. Of course, please note that even if each dog breed has its known predisposition, individually, dogs can be unique and fit perfectly in your family in many ways. You might not even base your choice on the breed, and that’s okay. You simply need to do your research to narrow down your options until you found the best dog for you and your family.

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