Dogs 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. While you're at it, take a look at those sometimes considered to be more dangerous dog breeds.

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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7,874 3,076
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 also dogs that need plenty of exercise.
2
9,572 2,203
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
3
6,826 2,671
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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4
4,937 2,182
Collie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
5
3,992 2,616
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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6
3,978 2,253
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
7
4,599 2,651
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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8
4,690 2,230
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
9
4,331 2,023
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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10
7,975 2,728
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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11
4,230 1,941
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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12
2,705 2,254
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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13
2,686 1,906
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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14
3,288 1,464
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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15
2,692 1,631
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
16
2,244 1,459
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
17
2,269 1,709
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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18
3,766 2,030
Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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19
1,662 1,374
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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20
2,974 1,543
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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21
3,154 1,660
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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22
1,950 2,006
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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Beautiful loyal dog
 
23
1,750 1,486
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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24
1,951 1,004
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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25
2,137 1,536
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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