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.

Affenpinscher

Airedale Terrier

Akita

American Foxhound

American Water Spaniel

Anatolian Shepherd Dog

Australian Cattle Dog

Australian Shepherd

Australian Terrier

Basenji

Basset Hound

Beagle

Bearded Collie

Beauceron

Bedlington Terrier

Belgian Malinois

Belgian Sheepdog

Belgian Tervuren

Bernese Mountain Dog

Bichon Frise

Black and Tan Coonhound

Black Russian Terrier

Bloodhound

Border Collie

Border Terrier

Borzoi

Boston Terrier

Boxer

Briard

Brittany Spaniel

Brussels Griffon

Boykin Spaniel

Cairn Terrier

Canaan Dog

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Chesapeake Bay Retriever

Chinese Crested Dog

Clumber Spaniel

Cocker Spaniel

Collie

Curly-Coated Retriever

Dalmatian

Dandie Dinmont Terrier

English Cocker Spaniel

English Foxhound

English Setter

English Springer Spaniel

English Toy Spaniel

Field Spaniel

Finnish Spitz

Flat-Coated Retriever

French Bulldog

German Pinscher

German Shepherd

German Shorthaired Pointer

German Wirehaired Pointer

Giant Schnauzer

Glen of Imaal Terrier

Golden Retriever

Gordon Setter

Great Dane

Great Pyrenee

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog

Harrier

Havanese

Ibizan Hound

Irish Setter

Irish Water Spaniel

Irish Wolfhound

Italian Greyhound

Jack Russell Terrier

Japanese Chin

Keeshond

Komondor

Kuvasz

Labrador Retriever

Lakeland Terrier

Lowchen

Maltese

American Eskimo Dog

Miniature Poodle

Miniature Schnauzer

Newfoundland

Norfolk Terrier

Norwegian Elkhound

Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

Old English Sheepdog

Otterhound

Papillon

Parson Russell Terrier

Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen

Pharaoh Hound

Plott Hound

Pointer

Polish Lowland Sheepdog

Portuguese Water Dog

Pug

Puli

Rhodesian Ridgeback

Saint Bernard

Samoyed

Sealyham Terrier

Shetland Sheepdog

Shiba Inu

Shih Tzu

Silky Terrier

Skye Terrier

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Spinone Italiano

Manchester Terrier

Standard Poodle

Standard Schnauzer

Sussex Spaniel

Swedish Vallhund

Tibetan Spaniel

Tibetan Terrier

Toy Poodle

Vizsla

Weimaraner

Welsh Springer Spaniel

Welsh Terrier

West Highland White Terrier

Whippet

Wire Fox Terrier

Wirehaired Pointing Griffon

Yorkshire Terrier

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