dogs The Best Dog Breeds for Families  

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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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3,809 1,465
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
4,737 1,153
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

3
3,459 1,407
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added German Shepherd Dog

4
1,959 1,334
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added St. Bernard

5
2,433 1,190
Collie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

6
2,036 1,150
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

7
4,093 1,362
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
cubbybear2005 added American Pit Bull Terrier

8
2,275 1,312
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Beagle

9
2,107 992
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

10
2,252 1,081
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added Boxer

11
2,049 955
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Siberian Husky

12
1,346 1,205
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Randolph Strauss added Miniature Schnauzer

13
1,298 977
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeteBoyle added Welsh Corgi

14
1,428 892
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

The Very Best Dog Breeds, Ranked

15
1,634 818
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Border Collie

16
1,139 860
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Basset Hound

17
1,962 1,060
Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
dubier added Rottweiller

18
1,120 790
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

19
1,581 857
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Bulldog

20
1,504 805
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
SHEBANDIT added English Mastiff

21
987 1,066
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Yorkshire Terrier Beautiful loyal dog  

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22
2,436 1,038
Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 22 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 ...

23
669 613
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Blowfish added English Springer Spaniel

24
1,102 830
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MikeHatfill added Boston Terrier

25
856 773
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MangoStarkey added Weimaraner

26
1,151 676
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
gamedemon24 added American Staffordshire Terrier Loyal, friendly, happy, although not overly intelligent.

27
909 449
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added American Bulldog

28
799 584
German Shorthaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
slantsix added German Shorthaired Pointer If a Vizsla had brains it would be a GSP.

The Cutest Mixed Dog Breeds

29
759 424
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added French Bulldog

30
1,007 834
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MärkjaKlumpfiskur added Dachshund

31
823 848
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Poodle

32
1,065 723
Doberman Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 32 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!

33
1,092 852
Pug is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
IanT.Sebas added Pug

34
585 506
Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
mikadecleen added Belgian Shepherd Malinois

35
494 442
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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36
853 530
Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

37
594 510
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
794 715
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
684 767
Shih Tzu is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Shih Tzu Sweet docile dog '  

40
535 494
Irish Wolfhound is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Irish Wolfhound

41
559 572
Riky Maltese is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Maltese

42
483 471
Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Martydvm added Shetland Sheepdog

25 Amazing Dog Facts You Never Knew

43
544 363
Goldendoodle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Alaina Hillman added Goldendoodle Golden retriever/poodle mix.

44
537 479
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
ravinggill added Bull Terrier

45
775 658
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Jack Russell Terrier

46
448 463
Leonberger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
liriodendron added Leonberger

47
384 546
Standard Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

48
424 371
Olde English Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeterLynnWestre added Olde English Bulldog

49
401 461
Samoyed is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Samoyed

50
549 625
Standard Poodle is listed (or ranked) 50 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 ...