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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7,675 3,007
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
9,378 2,159
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

3
6,677 2,596
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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4
3,915 2,550
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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5
4,820 2,138
Collie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

6
3,892 2,206
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

7
4,502 2,601
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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8
4,596 2,166
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

9
7,824 2,639
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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10
4,232 1,974
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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11
4,149 1,876
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Uzoamaka Obasi added

12
2,632 2,204
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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13
2,625 1,860
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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14
3,202 1,444
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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15
2,631 1,596
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

16
2,189 1,432
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

17
2,219 1,667
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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18
3,689 1,973
Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
dubier added Rottweiller

19
2,916 1,501
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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20
3,089 1,613
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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21
1,613 1,342
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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22
1,711 1,443
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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23
1,899 1,960
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Beautiful loyal dog
 

24
1,904 964
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added

25
2,096 1,500
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
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