These are the best dogs breeds for children


Many parents aren’t very happy of the idea of their kids growing with a dog simply because of safety reasons (not to mention hygienic). But, if there is one smart thing you can do for your kids, it is getting them a four-legged friend that would keep them safe, play with them and teach the responsibilities. Dogs have been used with children in therapy and have helped children who are developmentally challenged with their nonjudgmental and unquestioning companionship. This way you will know that your kid will grow up with a loyal friend and would grow into a good, consistent and loyal person.

Dogs are often great at protecting the home, as well as their owners. There are many reasons because of which families begin the search for the perfect kid-friendly dog. Here are some of the best breeds.

1 Boxer

Don’t let their name keep you away. One of the Boxers’ most distinctive qualities is its love for children. They are a people oriented breed and prefer to have their pack close by. Boxers are energetic and affectionate, and need to have plenty of exercise and playful interaction.


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2 Mastiff

This good matured giant connects instantly with its family and loves to be around people who care about them. Mastiffs are gentle with children, which makes them an ideal family pet. When they feel their pack is threatened, Mastiffs will most likely knock an intruder to the ground and lay on them until assistance arrives.


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3 Old English Sheepdog

They are working dogs and are considered to be affectionate and loving, although there may be an instinct to herd its family. This isn’t so bad if the children get usually late while returning from where they go. This breed is athletic and have clownish energy.

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4 Labrador Retriever

This is another popular breed that is eager to please and enjoys playing with their pack members. Labrador Retrievers love to swim and frolic in the water or on the land. Children will have a lot of activity with their furry buddies.

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5 Dogue de Bordeaux

The only thing bad about this breed is that they drool a lot, but this lovable breed, has a calm temperament, is loyal to its pack and affectionate by any means. They are gentle with the children, but also very protective of the family they love.

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6 Golden Retriever

Active, energetic and friendly, Golden Retrievers are a lovely breed, perfect for families with lots of kids. They are perhaps one of the most popular breeds among dog people lately. Goldens are intelligent, eager to please and love to play and run with children.

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7 Bulldog

Bulldog has a sturdy built that is perfect for kids who like to roughhouse. But, they aren’t very energetic and prefer to stay calm and steady. Bulldogs are docile, friendly and loyal dogs, and get along well with other pets and dogs, too. The Bulldog is comfortable living in large houses as well as small apartments.


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8 Beagle

Snoopy is a Beagle and if you have a yellow bird as a pet, you can easily make your life a cartoon. We’re kidding. But Beagles are super lovely and sweet. They were originally kept as hunting dogs, but fit well in homes with active kids, as they are sturdily built and are never too tired to play a game. They are smart, friendly, and happy, and usually get along with other pets, too (well, there will be chasing of course). They do shed fairly heavily, however, and require frequent brushing and bathing.


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9 The Bull Terrier

These doggies were unfairly called the aggressive breed, but the Bull Terriers are actually bred to be a companion dog. They’re friendly and loving towards grown-ups and kids as well. Temperamental kids will learn how to take good care of pets and will learn how to be responsible and determined.

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10 The Collie

This is the dog breed that “Lassie” made famous. Collies are a very gentle and predictable breed, easily trainable and rarely aggressive. This make them perfect for families who never kept dogs before. Collies get along great with children and love to please their owners and protect their family.

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