15 Best Dogs for Kids and Family

Written by: Bojana Radulovic
If you are parent or expecting baby, and would like to adopt or buy dog, you should think which breed is the best choice.

If you are parent or expecting baby, and would like to adopt or buy dog, you should think which breed is the best choice.

In this comprehensive list, we will present you 15 kid friendly breeds.

15. Beagle


First of all, Beagles are ideal for being kept in an apartment for their size – they’re not considered toy dogs, but they’re also not large enough to require much space.

Second, their character is charming and lovable, and they are also easily trained. Beagles are very practical and willing to give you their love completely.

14. Newfoundland


The only problem these dogs have is their size – they’re extremely large and have a furry coat, which means they can’t be kept indoors.

However, if you have a yard and live in a house, you’ll definitely enjoy every second of your time spent with them – they’re playable and cheerful, and also very good at guarding and protecting the house.

13. Golden Retriever


Golden Retrievers are probably the first thing that crosses your mind when someone mentions family dogs – they’re loyal and playful, and the most important thing about them is that they wouldn’t hurt anyone, so you don’t have to worry about them spending time with children.

These dogs should definitely be your number one choice if you have plenty of space to keep them in.

12. Pug


Besides for their cuteness and compact size, Pugs have numerous other qualities that make them ideal dogs for every situation – they’re cheerful and happy, but also don’t mind spending some time alone, they have short hair which means they don’t shred much around and they are amazing around kids – what’s there more to ask for?

11. French Bulldog


Although many people think of Bulldogs as aggressive, people who’ve had opportunity to meet them can claim you differently – they’re playful and lovable, and rarely get upset over something.

That’s why they make great family dogs – children are very comfortable around them, both for their character and size.

10. Irish Setter


Many people would say that Irish Setters are the most beautiful dogs, probably because of their silky hair and lovable face.

The most important thing about them is that they enjoy everyone’s presence – from their owners to other animals, they’re also very kind to the unknown visitors, so you won’t have to worry about your guests being bothered by them.

9. Collie


Collies are good at everything from being used in military and police actions to guarding families and spending time with children. Although there are various versions of this breed, you’ll easily choose one of them according to their appearance.

They’re not large and don’t shred much, but definitely require large living space.

8. Brussels Griffon


Brussels Griffon is a toy dog that’s usually kept in an apartment, considering its small size.

They’re loyal and obedient, but sometimes they get loud and hyperactive. Good thing about these dogs is that they don’t take much time to be exercised and can learn easily, so you won’t have any problems with their discipline.

7. Labrador Retrievers


Exactly like Golden Retrievers, Labradors are amazing life companions for everyone.

They’re always playful and happy and the only thing they’ll ask for is to be exercised regularly. One thing that makes them different from Golden Retrievers is their short hair, which is a quality if you live in an apartment or small house.

6. Bulldog


Many people don’t know how to separate Bulldogs from French Bulldogs except for their looks – Bulldogs are calmer than their relatives and unfortunately, have a shorter life span.

However, they definitely make amazing life companions and are always loyal. They’re also getting along with small kids and other animals, so you won’t have to worry about that.

5. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel


Also known as “lap dogs”, Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are extremely calm and cuddly – they rarely get aggressive or nervous around others. They’re always nice with children and never cause fights with other dogs.

These dogs will always be by your side and they’re comfortable with living in small spaces and apartments.

4. Bernese Mountain Dog


Many families decide to take Bernese Mountain Dogs for their large size and kind personality – of course, they can’t be kept in small space, but they’re definitely doing well around children and other pets.

They’re the nicest creatures you’ll ever meet and you’ll never have to worry about them becoming aggressive or unpleasant to others.

3. Poodle


Poodles are well-known for being extremely intelligent and easy to be taught tricks. They come in various sizes, so you can choose from the smallest to those who can weigh up to 70 pounds, depending on the space you’re living in.

They need to be exercised and groomed regularly, but they’ll definitely never disappoint you.

2. Brittany


The main characteristic of these dogs is that they are full of energy and always ready for a good run, which means you can’t keep them in small spaces.

On the other hand, if you have a yard, you’ll be always happy with them, considering their cheerful character. They hate being left alone, but if you live in a large family, you don’t need to worry about that.

1. Basset Hound


If you’re looking for a dog that’ll always be by your side, you should definitely pick a Basset Hound for your pet.

They’re known for their laziness and always sticking around their owners, and they’re very kind to kids and other animals.

This dog breed is medium-sized, which means you can keep them in any space without being bothered about it.