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List Rules 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.

The coolest dog breeds for families aren't always the best ones as they're not always the most "Pinteresting" or "Instagramable" breeds, but that's for a reason. You need a safe breed that's easy to take care of that you can count on anyone taking care of. That's why we used part of the the top 10 dogs for children to build this list, because it should include dogs that any part of the family should be able to care for. 
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Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Golden Retriever This dog has been the #1 family dog for decades. They are patient, good-tempered and loving. They are easy to train and people-lovers to the extreme. These dogs get big, tho... up to 80lbs, and they have a lot of hair. They are ...

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2,392 646
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

3
1,741 800
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added German Shepherd Dog

4
958 667
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added St. Bernard

5
1,253 665
Collie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

6
1,024 620
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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1,118 690
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Beagle

8
977 483
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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1,755 684
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
cubbybear2005 added American Pit Bull Terrier

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1,232 635
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added Boxer

11
950 508
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Siberian Husky

12
727 676
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Randolph Strauss added Miniature Schnauzer

13
804 502
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

14
660 518
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeteBoyle added Welsh Corgi

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872 475
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Border Collie

16
570 449
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Basset Hound

17
601 443
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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793 440
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
SHEBANDIT added English Mastiff

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987 620
Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
dubier added Rottweiller

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773 473
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Bulldog

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486 568
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Yorkshire Terrier Beautiful loyal dog  

The Best Dogs for Kids

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587 473
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MikeHatfill added Boston Terrier

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412 396
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MangoStarkey added Weimaraner

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281 277
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Blowfish added English Springer Spaniel

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413 432
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Poodle

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1,249 669
Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Pit Bull Terrier The sad story of this breed should not deter you from bringing it into your family. Like any dog on this list, or any dog anywhere, ever - these animals can be mistreated and taught to do bad things. I would have put this dog ...

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581 387
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
gamedemon24 added American Staffordshire Terrier Loyal, friendly, happy, although not overly intelligent.

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695 528
Pug is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
IanT.Sebas added Pug

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567 522
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MärkjaKlumpfiskur added Dachshund

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401 329
German Shorthaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
slantsix added German Shorthaired Pointer If a Vizsla had brains it would be a GSP.

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608 429
Doberman Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Lady Wretch added Doberman Pinscher The Most Amazing, Sweet, Strong, Smart and Loving creatures on this earth!

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385 238
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added American Bulldog

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262 242
Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
mikadecleen added Belgian Shepherd Malinois

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510 353
Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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512 476
Bichon Frise is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Bichon Frise This is a sweet, loving, happy dog - but needs older kids as it tends not to deal well with very little children poking and pulling on it. The size of this dog makes it suitable for families in small living spaces, and while it ...

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240 235
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
but chickens double d added Old English Sheepdog

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270 199
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added French Bulldog

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310 305
Vizsla is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
CraigNykiel added Vizsla Devoted, great with kids, athletic and regal

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402 466
Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Shih Tzu Sweet docile dog '  

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296 287
Irish Wolfhound is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Irish Wolfhound

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303 324
Riky Maltese is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Maltese

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478 421
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Jack Russell Terrier

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258 267
Leonberger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
liriodendron added Leonberger

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280 296
Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Martydvm added Shetland Sheepdog

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268 277
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
ravinggill added Bull Terrier

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207 337
Standard Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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349 394
Standard Poodle is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Standard Poodle This dog is in the top 5 of the smartest breeds of dog out there. Watch out for this one, as its a problem solver. This trait does make for a wonderful family companion, however... making it super easy to train. High ...

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204 253
Samoyed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Samoyed

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215 216
Olde English Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeterLynnWestre added Olde English Bulldog

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210 185
Goldendoodle is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Alaina Hillman added Goldendoodle Golden retriever/poodle mix.