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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7,386 2,943
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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9,093 2,117
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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6,468 2,524
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added German Shepherd Dog

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3,768 2,484
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added St. Bernard

5
4,665 2,090
Collie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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3,767 2,153
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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4,376 2,529
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Beagle

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4,467 2,103
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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7,607 2,556
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
cubbybear2005 added American Pit Bull Terrier

10
4,099 1,915
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added Boxer

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3,995 1,811
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Siberian Husky

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2,539 2,137
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Randolph Strauss added Miniature Schnauzer

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2,538 1,812
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeteBoyle added Welsh Corgi

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3,082 1,411
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Border Collie

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2,525 1,564
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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2,141 1,621
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Basset Hound

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2,109 1,404
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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3,579 1,921
Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
dubier added Rottweiller

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2,825 1,458
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
SHEBANDIT added English Mastiff

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2,996 1,574
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Bulldog

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1,548 1,311
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Blowfish added English Springer Spaniel

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1,839 1,905
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Yorkshire Terrier Beautiful loyal dog  

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1,653 1,402
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MangoStarkey added Weimaraner

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1,817 930
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added French Bulldog

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2,020 1,466
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MikeHatfill added Boston Terrier

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1,600 1,099
German Shorthaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 26 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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2,181 1,198
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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4,395 1,754
Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 28 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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1,903 905
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added American Bulldog

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1,510 1,565
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Poodle

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1,721 1,424
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MärkjaKlumpfiskur added Dachshund

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1,631 891
Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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1,913 1,267
Doberman Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 33 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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1,142 935
Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
mikadecleen added Belgian Shepherd Malinois

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1,025 872
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
but chickens double d added Old English Sheepdog

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1,839 1,374
Pug is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
IanT.Sebas added Pug

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1,118 908
Vizsla is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
CraigNykiel added Vizsla Devoted, great with kids, athletic and regal

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1,325 1,185
Bichon Frise is listed (or ranked) 38 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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1,235 1,341
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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1,225 726
Goldendoodle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Alaina Hillman added Goldendoodle Golden retriever/poodle mix.

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1,065 1,042
Riky Maltese is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Maltese

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969 891
Irish Wolfhound is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Irish Wolfhound

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871 817
Leonberger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
liriodendron added Leonberger

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1,023 894
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
ravinggill added Bull Terrier

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835 828
Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Martydvm added Shetland Sheepdog

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1,333 1,123
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Jack Russell Terrier

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709 965
Standard Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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849 693
Olde English Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeterLynnWestre added Olde English Bulldog

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578 407
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Julie Reynolds added Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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729 881
Samoyed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Samoyed