10 Best Dogs for a Home With Kids

Thinking about adopting a pet dog for your family and kids? The choice should not be a tough one.

Dogs are great companions especially for kids. They can teach cooperation, collaboration, responsibility, and compassion all along with being excellent playmates. But since adopting a pet dog means adding a new member to your family, it is best to consider a few important things. Do your research about the size, temperament, personality, needs, and energy levels of different breeds of dogs and go for the dog breed for your children that best suits your lifestyle and fits well in your accommodation.

There is a wide variety of dog breeds that you can adopt for your kids. While some dogs are better as playmates for high-spirited, noisy older kids, others are gentler and better suited for little ones. If you live in a family with young kids, it is best to adopt an older dog. However, your choice depends on your energy levels, living arrangement, budget, and daily schedule.

Make sure you truly understand the activity needs of your new pet and provide it with consistent, reward-based training so your pup safely interacts with your kids. Ideally, you should work on creating a schedule where the entire family gets a chance to walk, play, feed, and groom the new member. This way, your kids will also learn how to take care of their new puppy while interacting in a safe manner.

Learn about 10 kids-friendly breeds that provide a great choice to start your pet search. Your kids will surely love some of these breeds of dogs and once they get used to this adorable company, your squad will have trouble imagining a life without their amiable canine pal.

Let’s get started.

Alaskan Malamute

This breed of dog is known for living for the pack, either human or canine. These powerful dogs that have been used as a sled dog is a natural leader that needs training and regular outdoor activity. So if you are someone who can provide an exercise regimen and consistent reward-based training, then what you get in return is a friendly, loyal dog that makes an excellent company for your kids.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Prefer a huge dog for your loved ones? Go for the gentle giant known as the Bernese Mountain Dog. A breed that weighs more than 100 pounds is all fluffy and sweet deep down. This large-sized, warm-hearted pet is one of the best choices for families with kids.


When absolute cuteness combines with a friendly nature, what you get is a Beagle. The lovable breed of dog thrives on companionship so if you have a lot of people in your family that enjoy a dog’s company, a Beagle should be your best choice. However, these daring escape artists can be difficult to handle if they come across an enchanting scent.

Bichon Frise

The low-shedding, friendly to all Bichon Frise is a fun, playful fluffball that is a perfect choice for a fun-loving household. This small white breed of dogs work under the assumption that there are just friends and no strangers, so it is definitely a pup that will fit well in your household.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

The small breed of Spaniel that is classified in the toy group of the Kennel Club, makes a lovely company not just for kids but also for otheKidsr Kidspets around the house. The heart-melting expressions along with the silky soft fur combined with a friendly personality make it one of the most desirable breeds of dogs for families with kids.

Cocker Spaniel

Looking for a pet with the softest ear and sweetest expression? Then a Cocker Spaniel is what you should have. With limited needs for outdoor activities, this breed of dog keeps itself busy and entertained so it is best for a family with a busy schedule.


One of the smartest breeds of dogs is Collie that is also extremely loyal. A fun-loving, friendly companion that is very loving and caring towards children might bring a challenge because of its fur. Don’t worry. Collies come in different varieties so you can choose according to your preference.

Golden Retriever

The loyal, confident, smart, and kind Golden Retriever, is a perfect match for kids. It is neither aggressive nor timid and is extremely playful and patient – some of the qualities you need especially when you have kids around.

However, the Golden Retriever needs a lot of exercise and proper brushing at least twice a week.


The cute canine with beautiful butterfly ears is an outgoing, fun-loving breed that enjoys the company of people. With a friendly temperament and little maintenance needs, a Papillon will be a great addition to your family.


Want a dog with your choice of size and color? Go for the ultimate custom dog, Poodle. This breed of dogs comes in three colors and three different sizes. If you have a family with kids, then go for the standard sized Poodle as they are suitable for children with allergies and do not shed much. However, a miniature Poodle may be too active to deal with especially when around young kids.

On the positive side, your Poodle will not need too much maintenance and an occasional clip would suffice.

Now that you already know about 10 breeds of dogs that can be a great choice for families with kids, you are in a better position to choose the right one for your family.

by Bobby J Davidson || You can’t buy love, but you can rescue it™

Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  10. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
  11. According to The Humane Society, there are about 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.

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