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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.

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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4,233 1,594
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
5,228 1,254
Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

3
3,805 1,555
German Shepherd Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added German Shepherd Dog

4
2,204 1,473
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added St. Bernard

5
2,727 1,305
Collie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

6
2,274 1,280
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

7
2,558 1,466
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Beagle

8
4,534 1,516
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
cubbybear2005 added American Pit Bull Terrier

9
2,355 1,107
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

10
2,481 1,181
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added Boxer

11
2,307 1,063
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Siberian Husky

12
1,526 1,312
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Randolph Strauss added Miniature Schnauzer

13
1,466 1,084
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeteBoyle added Welsh Corgi

14
1,580 983
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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1,816 903
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Border Collie

16
1,300 947
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Basset Hound

17
2,158 1,167
Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
dubier added Rottweiller

18
1,276 864
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

19
1,690 884
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
SHEBANDIT added English Mastiff

20
1,755 944
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Bulldog

21
794 691
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Blowfish added English Springer Spaniel

The Best Dogs for Kids

22
1,120 1,185
Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Yorkshire Terrier Beautiful loyal dog  

23
968 856
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MangoStarkey added Weimaraner

24
1,223 905
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MikeHatfill added Boston Terrier

25
2,667 1,128
Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 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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1,051 506
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added American Bulldog

27
891 475
French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added French Bulldog

28
1,283 739
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 28 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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910 653
German Shorthaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 29 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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1,128 898
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MärkjaKlumpfiskur added Dachshund

31
927 928
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Poodle

32
1,176 796
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
1,204 922
Pug is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
IanT.Sebas added Pug

34
568 493
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
but chickens double d added Old English Sheepdog

35
949 569
Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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667 579
Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
mikadecleen added Belgian Shepherd Malinois

37
659 568
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
872 773
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
768 833
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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602 545
Irish Wolfhound is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Irish Wolfhound

41
632 629
Riky Maltese is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Maltese

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638 408
Goldendoodle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Alaina Hillman added Goldendoodle Golden retriever/poodle mix.

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539 518
Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Martydvm added Shetland Sheepdog

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605 526
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
ravinggill added Bull Terrier

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514 504
Leonberger is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
liriodendron added Leonberger

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858 713
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Jack Russell Terrier

47
443 599
Standard Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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487 413
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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451 516
Samoyed is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Samoyed

50
615 687
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 ...