The Best Dog Breeds for Families Anything

The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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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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    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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    If a Vizsla had brains it would be a GSP.
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    Bullmastiff

    added by: TsvetelinIgnatov
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    Shetland Sheepdog

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    new! Cavachon

    added by: Teachvalerie
    Not bright but love able  
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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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    Catahoulas are highly intelligent and energetic. They are assertive but not aggressive by ... more
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    Leonberger

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    Vizsla

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    Devoted, great with kids, athletic and regal
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    Loyal, friendly, happy, although not overly intelligent.
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    Doberman Pinscher

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    The Most Amazing, Sweet, Strong, Smart and Loving creatures on this earth!
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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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    Shih Tzu

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    Schipperke

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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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    Chinese Crested Powderpuff

    added by: Teachvalerie
    So smart, sweet, self exercises...just wants to please.   
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    Tebetian Spaniel, Shih Tzu

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    Standard Schnauzer

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    Back in the day, Japanese Women left these Bear Hunters home to watch the children when they ... more
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