Although the best breed for an individual family may vary, Labradors and golden retrievers are excellent choices for families with young children. For quieter families with a lower energy level, English bulldogs may be a... More »

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Some small dog breeds that are good with children include Havanese, Boston Terriers and Tibetan spaniels. These dogs have calm temperaments, are not aggressive and are patient enough to deal with children's behavior. More »

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All breeds of dogs can be trusted around children if they have been properly socialized and bred. Breeds known for being highly trainable can often excel as family dogs, since they are eager to please. Sporting dogs, a c... More »

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Although different families have different needs, poodles, Labradors and golden retrievers often make excellent family pets. Adult mixed-breed dogs from shelters are also a good choice for many families. More »

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There are many dog breeds that are suitable for families with small children so the best choice will depend on the family's particular needs and interests; however, the collie, beagle, bulldog, Newfoundland, Irish setter... More »

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Some dog breeds that get along well with children include bulldogs, beagles, boxers and golden retrievers. All of these breeds are friendly, loyal and obedient, making them a good fit for families with children. More »

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While any dog breed or mix can be affectionate, some breeds, such as Labrador retrievers, beagles and golden retrievers, have a reputation for being extra friendly. Other dogs like huskies require a little more interacti... More »