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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7,407 2,948
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 ...

2
9,112 2,119
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

3
6,482 2,528
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added

4
3,780 2,488
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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5
4,675 2,092
Collie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

6
3,775 2,158
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

7
4,385 2,534
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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8
4,476 2,107
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

9
7,624 2,565
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
cubbybear2005 added

10
4,113 1,917
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added

11
4,008 1,816
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Uzoamaka Obasi added

12
2,547 2,144
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Randolph Strauss added

13
2,541 1,815
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeteBoyle added

14
3,089 1,414
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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15
2,532 1,565
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

16
2,149 1,623
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added

17
2,115 1,405
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

18
3,585 1,924
Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
dubier added Rottweiller

19
2,834 1,461
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
SHEBANDIT added

20
3,001 1,578
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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21
1,552 1,313
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Blowfish added

22
1,843 1,909
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Beautiful loyal dog  

23
1,656 1,407
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MangoStarkey added

24
1,822 936
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added

25
2,026 1,471
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MikeHatfill added

26
1,609 1,102
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
2,188 1,201
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
4,405 1,759
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 ...

29
1,906 907
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added

30
1,515 1,567
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Uzoamaka Obasi added

31
1,727 1,426
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MärkjaKlumpfiskur added

32
1,633 892
Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

33
1,145 937
Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
mikadecleen added

34
1,916 1,269
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
1,028 874
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
but chickens double d added

36
1,841 1,376
Pug is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
IanT.Sebas added

37
1,120 910
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
1,327 1,186
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 ...

39
1,240 1,342
Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Sweet docile dog '  

40
1,230 726
Goldendoodle is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Alaina Hillman added Golden retriever/poodle mix.

41
1,068 1,042
Riky Maltese is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added

42
972 891
Irish Wolfhound is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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43
875 819
Leonberger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
liriodendron added Leonberger

44
1,025 896
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
ravinggill added

45
837 829
Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Martydvm added Shetland Sheepdog

46
1,338 1,125
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added

47
711 967
Standard Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

48
850 696
Olde English Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeterLynnWestre added Olde English Bulldog

49
580 410
Staffordshire Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Julie Reynolds added

50
733 884
Samoyed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Uzoamaka Obasi added