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15 Dog Breeds Good With Kids

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Kids often dream of having a dog as a pet and say they would love to have a puppy. My wife is the proud owner of three beautiful Yorkie dogs. One was about 8 weeks when we got her and now she is 5 months old. The other two are 14 months old: Our three Yorkies are very lovable animals and just the attitude you would want to have as a family pet.

If you have small kids in your home and are thinking about getting a dog, here is a list of dogs good with kids:


Beagles are usually very sweet and patient with kids. They are also very low maintenance and shedding is very low.

Bichon Frise

These spunky dogs are sweet and patient. Frise are high maintenance due to their curly coat. There is also a problem with staining of the fur if the Frise is not groomed on a regular basis.

Boston Terrier

Terriers are good watchdogs and are kind and loyal. Their small size makes them vulnerable to being hurt by a child.


Poodles are very gentle, obedient, smart, and have good temperaments. They are considered good with children. They have been popular in Germany for providing a sporting dog to the families. They are great swimmers and a great companion in the water.

Pay attention to how the dog is raised. Avoid punishing a dog for bad manners as this will instill fear. If a dog is ill-treated, it will react negatively to that and could have lasting effects.


This giant breed is excellent with children. They are very protective and display a sense of friendship and love that they have.

West Highland White Terrier

The West Highland White will jealousies from other pets and strangers. This dog is very protective of children and people it recognizes.

Cairn Terrier

This breed is one of the smallest and one of the most convenient breeds for kids. They are very happy and playful.


This giant breed is one of the biggest and one of the barkiest. It makes a great watchdog. It is also very easy to train.

Bearded Collie

This brilliant breed is very easy to train. It is also loyal and lovable. It is tolerant of older and bigger children and strangers.


This large breed is very easy to train. It is a country dog and loves country life.

German Shepherd

This loyal breed is very easy to train. It is a mild mannered dog that loves to be around her family.

Old English Sheepdog

This large and lovable breed is very patient and loyal to its owners. It is also very easy to train.

Irish Setter

This breed also helps immensely in assisting the families. They are very loyal to their owners and given lots of room to run.

Labrador Retriever

One of the most popular dogs is the Labrador Retriever. They are very affectionate to their owners and are easy to train. They are also patient and playful dogs that love to be around the family and take part in family activities.

Golden Retriever

This breed is one of the lightest in weight on the body and very easy to train. It is affectionate and patient with children, intelligent, and also easier to train. It is also light in weight and very easy to handle.

Lots more breeds are equally easy to train and lovable to be with. But these or the above-mentioned breeds are just some of the popular ones.

After reading this article, you can now decide for yourself if the aforementioned dogs are trustworthy companions for your family, and if you want to get one to join your family.

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