The Best Dog Breeds for Families Anything
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The Best Dog Breeds for Families

List Criteria: Best types of dogs for a family

Everyone has their favorite dog breed, but what's the best breed to bring into your home if you have kids? Of course, the very best thing you can do is adopt a dog, making sure that the animal is good with kids beforehand. But if you have your heart set on a particular breed, there are definitely some dogs that are better in families than others. Vote your favorite kid-friendly breed up and add any you see missing.
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    Golden Retriever

    This dog has been the #1 family dog for decades. They are patient, good-tempered and loving. more
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    Shetland Sheepdog

    added by: Martydvm
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    Bichon Frise

    This is a sweet, loving, happy dog - but needs older kids as it tends not to deal well with ... more
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    Sweet docile dog' 
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    Bullmastiff

    added by: TsvetelinIgnatov
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    Pit Bull Terrier

    The sad story of this breed should not deter you from bringing it into your family. Like any ... more
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    Standard Poodle

    This dog is in the top 5 of the smartest breeds of dog out there. Watch out for this one, as ... more
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    Rottweiller

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    Beautiful loyal dog 
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    If a Vizsla had brains it would be a GSP.
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    Shih Tzu

    added by: MarianneVenegoni
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    Vizsla

    added by: CraigNykiel
    Devoted, great with kids, athletic and regal
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    Leonberger

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    Cavachon

    added by: Teachvalerie
    Not bright but love able  
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    Doberman Pinscher

    added by: Lady Wretch
    The Most Amazing, Sweet, Strong, Smart and Loving creatures on this earth!
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    Olde English Bulldog

    added by: PeterLynnWestre
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    Loyal, friendly, happy, although not overly intelligent.
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    Schipperke

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    Catahoulas are highly intelligent and energetic. They are assertive but not aggressive by ... more
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    Miniature Poodle

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    Cavoodle

    added by: catherinelayland
    The perfect family dog for young children. So completely docile and loving. They don't like ... more
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    new! Saluki

    added by: TracyObasi
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