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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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Labrador Retriever is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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Golden Retriever is listed (or ranked) 2 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 ...

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

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786 397
Collie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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831 374
American Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
cubbybear2005 added American Pit Bull Terrier

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634 348
Bernese Mountain Dog is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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574 346
St. Bernard is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added St. Bernard

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739 411
Boxer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
greatgeezer added Boxer

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393 185
Great Dane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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627 391
Beagle is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Beagle

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484 259
Siberian Husky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Siberian Husky

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538 307
Border Collie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Border Collie

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496 271
English Mastiff is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
SHEBANDIT added English Mastiff

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538 322
Newfoundland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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622 411
Rottweiller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
dubier added Rottweiller

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418 289
Irish Setter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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474 410
Miniature Schnauzer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Randolph Strauss added Miniature Schnauzer

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Pit Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 18 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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447 311
Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Bulldog

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346 277
Basset Hound is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Basset Hound

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371 312
Welsh Corgi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeteBoyle added Welsh Corgi

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507 377
Pug is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
IanT.Sebas added Pug

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373 256
Basenji, Bullmastiff, Shetland... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families

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395 296
Doberman Pinscher is listed (or ranked) 24 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!

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337 256
American Staffordshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 25 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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366 331
Boston Terrier is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MikeHatfill added Boston Terrier

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417 366
Bichon Frise is listed (or ranked) 27 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 ...

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393 375
Dachshund is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MärkjaKlumpfiskur added Dachshund

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161 134
Belgian Shepherd Malinois is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
mikadecleen added Belgian Shepherd Malinois

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201 148
American Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added American Bulldog

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Yorkshire Terrier is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MarianneVenegoni added Yorkshire Terrier Beautiful loyal dog  

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160 142
Old English Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
but chickens double d added Old English Sheepdog

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234 254
Poodle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Poodle

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238 238
German Shorthaired Pointer is listed (or ranked) 34 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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233 259
Weimaraner is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
MangoStarkey added Weimaraner

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363 329
Jack Russell Terrier is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Jack Russell Terrier

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202 184
Leonberger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
liriodendron added Leonberger

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226 221
Riky Maltese is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Roger Stenson added Maltese

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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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145 148
English Springer Spaniel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Blowfish added English Springer Spaniel

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213 208
Irish Wolfhound is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
zxray added Irish Wolfhound

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221 225
Shetland Sheepdog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Martydvm added Shetland Sheepdog

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206 226
Vizsla is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
CraigNykiel added Vizsla Devoted, great with kids, athletic and regal

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French Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Jedirainsberger added French Bulldog

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154 164
Samoyed is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
TracyObasi added Samoyed

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275 310
Standard Poodle is listed (or ranked) 46 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 ...

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153 157
Olde English Bulldog is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
PeterLynnWestre added Olde English Bulldog

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120 111
Goldendoodle is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Alaina Hillman added Goldendoodle Golden retriever/poodle mix.

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131 131
Greyhound is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
Blowfish added Greyhound

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164 196
Bull Terrier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Dog Breeds for Families
ravinggill added Bull Terrier