Good with Kids Dog Breeds

You want your dog(s) to be gentle with your children as well as being able to handle the heavy-handed displays of affection and hugs children love to dish out. You want your dog[s] to easily handle all the running, screaming and sudden displays of exuberance that come with the territory. Don’t be surprised by who’s on our list, for example, Boxers are known to be great with children. However, the smaller, delicate, and potentially ‘snappy’ dogs such as Chihuahuas & Dachshunds aren’t so family-friendly.

Young children and dogs of any breed should always be supervised by an adult and never left alone together, period.

No matter what the breed or breed type, all dogs have strong jaws, sharp pointy teeth, and may bite in stressful circumstances.

Most dog bites occur when small toddlers approach and hug a sleeping dog. The dog, in a deep sleep, suddenly feels choked & reacts before being fully awake ~ biting the child ~ and in most cases it costs the dog it’s life. I am a big supporter of evaluating the situation and knowing the dog would never have bitten the child if he or she was fully awake and aware of the situation.

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Affenpinscher

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Airedale Terrier

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Akita

American Foxhound 2

American Foxhound

American Water Spaniel 2

American Water Spaniel

Anatolian Shepherd Dog 150x150

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Australian Cattle Dog 150x1502

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Shepherd 2 150x150

Australian Shepherd

Australian Terrier1 150x150

Australian Terrier

Basenji3

Basenji

Basset Hound 150x150

Basset Hound

Beagle 150x150

Beagle

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Bearded Collie

Beauceron 150x150

Beauceron

Bedlington Terrier 2

Bedlington Terrier

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Belgian Malinois

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Belgian Sheepdog

Belgiantervuren2

Belgian Tervuren

Bernese Mtn Dog 150x150

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bichon Frise150

Bichon Frise

Black And Tan Coonhound 2

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black Russian Terrier 150x150

Black Russian Terrier

Bloodhound 2

Bloodhound

Bordercollie5 150x150

Border Collie

Borderterrier 150x150

Border Terrier

Borzoi3

Borzoi

Boston Terrier 2

Boston Terrier

Boxer 150x150

Boxer

Briard 150x150

Briard

Brittanyspaniel

Brittany Spaniel

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Brussels Griffon

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Boykin Spaniel

Cairn Terrier2

Cairn Terrier

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Canaan Dog

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chinesecrested1 150x150

Chinese Crested Dog

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Clumber Spaniel

English Cocker Spaniel 1 150x150

Cocker Spaniel

Collie4 150x150

Collie

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Curly-Coated Retriever

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Dalmatian

Dandie Dinmont Terrier1

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

English Cocker Spaniel 1 150x150

English Cocker Spaniel

American Foxhound 2

English Foxhound

English Setter 11 150x150

English Setter

English Springer Spaniel 11

English Springer Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel2 150x150

English Toy Spaniel

Field Spaniel 2 150x150

Field Spaniel

Finnish Spitz1 150x150

Finnish Spitz

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Flat-Coated Retriever

French Bulldog 150x150

French Bulldog

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German Pinscher

German Shepherd 150x150

German Shepherd

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German Shorthaired Pointer

German Whirehaired Pointer 1 150x150

German Wirehaired Pointer

Giant Schnauzer3 150x150

Giant Schnauzer

Glen Of Imaal Terrier1 150x150

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Golden Retriever 7

Golden Retriever

Gordon Setter 3 150x150

Gordon Setter

Great Dane1 150x150

Great Dane

Great Pyrenees3 150x150

Great Pyrenee

Greater Swiss Mtn Dog 150x150

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Harrier2 150x150

Harrier

Havanese31

Havanese

Ibizan Hound 150x150

Ibizan Hound

Irish Setter 11

Irish Setter

Irish Water Spaniel 150x150 150x150

Irish Water Spaniel

Irishwolfhound1 150x150

Irish Wolfhound

Italian Grehound 150x150

Italian Greyhound

Jack Russell Soft 150x150

Jack Russell Terrier

Japanese Chin2 150x150

Japanese Chin

Keeshond6 150x150

Keeshond

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Komondor

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Kuvasz

Labrador Retriever1 150x150

Labrador Retriever

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Lakeland Terrier

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Lowchen

Maltese1

Maltese

American Eskimo Toy

American Eskimo Dog

Miniature Poodles Multi Colored

Miniature Poodle

Miniature Schnauzer 150x150

Miniature Schnauzer

Newfoundland 150x150

Newfoundland

Norfolk Terrier German Courtesy 150x150

Norfolk Terrier

Norwegian Elkhound1 150x150

Norwegian Elkhound

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever1 150x150

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Oldenglishsoft 150x150

Old English Sheepdog

Otterhound5 150x150

Otterhound

Papillon 150x150

Papillon

Parson Russell Terrier 150x150

Parson Russell Terrier

Petit Basset Griffon3

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Pharoahhound 150x150

Pharaoh Hound

Plotthound3

Plott Hound

Pointer 150x150

Pointer

Polish Lowland Sheepdog1 150x150

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Portuguese Water Dog 150x150

Portuguese Water Dog

Pug

Pug

Puli3 150x150

Puli

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Saintbernard 150x150

Saint Bernard

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Samoyed

Sealham Terrier 150x150

Sealyham Terrier

Shelties

Shetland Sheepdog

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Shiba Inu

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzu

Silky Terrier2 150x150

Silky Terrier

Skye Terrier 150x150

Skye Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier9

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Spinone Italiano 150

Spinone Italiano

Manchesterterrier 150x150

Manchester Terrier

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Standard Poodle

Standard Schnauzer2 150x150

Standard Schnauzer

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Sussex Spaniel

Swedish Valhund

Swedish Vallhund

Tibetan Spaniel2

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Terrier

Tibetan Terrier

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Toy Poodle

Vizsla3

Vizsla

Weimaraner1

Weimaraner

Welsh Springer 150x150

Welsh Springer Spaniel

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Welsh Terrier

West Highland Terrier Cutie1

West Highland White Terrier

Whippet31

Whippet

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Wire Fox Terrier

Wire Haired Pointing Griffon1

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Yorkshire Terrier 2

Yorkshire Terrier