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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7,438 2,958
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
9,141 2,123
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

3
6,507 2,538
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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4
3,794 2,498
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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5
4,689 2,100
Collie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

6
3,788 2,164
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

7
4,397 2,544
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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8
4,491 2,114
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

9
4,132 1,922
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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10
7,650 2,577
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
cubbybear2005 added

11
4,024 1,825
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Uzoamaka Obasi added

12
2,555 2,152
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Randolph Strauss added

13
2,548 1,822
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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14
3,105 1,419
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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15
2,549 1,567
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

16
2,155 1,629
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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17
2,126 1,407
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

18
3,606 1,932
Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
dubier added Rottweiller

19
2,846 1,466
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
SHEBANDIT added

20
3,013 1,583
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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21
1,561 1,314
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Blowfish added

22
1,847 1,916
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Beautiful loyal dog
 

23
1,661 1,414
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MangoStarkey added

24
1,834 936
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added

25
2,036 1,473
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MikeHatfill added

26
1,615 1,105
German Shorthaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
slantsix added If a Vizsla had brains it would be a GSP.

27
2,199 1,204
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
gamedemon24 added Loyal, friendly, happy, although not overly intelligent.

28
4,427 1,766
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 much higher on the list, but for the fact that people mistrust it. Don't. This dog was known for a century as the "Nanny Dog" because of how people-centric it is. You only have to meet one Bull Terrier to know how happy and thrilled they are to be around people. They must be socialized properly with other dogs (just like all the dogs on this list) but they will always be about their family first. They are highly energetic and not great for very young children (they would just knock them over in their enthusiasm) unless they are already mature animals. I have two kids and two pits, and there have never been better, more awesome dogs. They both let my kids do unspeakable things to them with the patience of saints.

29
1,911 910
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added

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1,520 1,574
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Uzoamaka Obasi added

31
1,730 1,434
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MärkjaKlumpfiskur added

32
1,643 892
Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

33
1,153 940
Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
mikadecleen added

34
1,924 1,272
Doberman Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Lady Wretch added The Most Amazing, Sweet, Strong, Smart and Loving creatures on this earth!

35
1,034 877
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
but chickens double d added

36
1,850 1,383
Pug is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
IanT.Sebas added

37
1,129 913
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

38
1,332 1,190
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 needs exercise like any dog it doesn't needs the high levels that the working dogs require. Note that, like many of these small, white-haired breeds, it is prone to skin problems and requires daily brushing.

39
1,243 1,349
Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Sweet docile dog
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40
1,234 731
Goldendoodle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Alaina Hillman added Golden retriever/poodle mix.

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1,072 1,047
Riky Maltese is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added

42
980 893
Irish Wolfhound is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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43
881 819
Leonberger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
liriodendron added Leonberger

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1,033 898
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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45
843 830
Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Martydvm added Shetland Sheepdog

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1,344 1,130
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added

47
854 697
Olde English Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeterLynnWestre added Olde English Bulldog

48
712 972
Standard Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

49
585 415
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Julie Reynolds added

50
735 887
Samoyed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Uzoamaka Obasi added