The best family dogs are dog breeds that tolerate all types of behavior. From screaming and shouting to running and jumping. If you are looking for the perfect child-friendly dog then look no further. Read on for our top 7 most suitable dog breeds for families with children.
Best family dogs breeds for kids
- Labrador retriever
- English bulldog
- Irish setter
- Golden retriever
1 – Newfoundlander
Never be fooled by looks. This friendly giant is an excellent family dog with a big heart. Newfoundlanders are the perfect playmates for children. They always seem to be ready to haul children around in boxes, as if they are pulling a sled through the snow. And after a long day of playing, they are also the perfect warm pillow to fall asleep against.
2 – Labrador retriever
Labradors are the most popular dog breed in the Netherlands thanks to their loving nature. Due to their loyal, friendly and playful nature, they are known as the best ‘all round’ dog in the world, making them the perfect dog for families. So if you are looking for a dog that can play with your kids, the labrador retriever is ideally suited for that.
3 – English bulldog
Because English bulldogs look a bit fierce and stocky it may surprise you that this breed is very gentle and friendly when dealing with children. It probably won’t surprise you that bulldogs are very laid back (or lazy) and love falling asleep on your lap. Their guarding instinct allows them to be quite protective of their family, their size makes them a very manageable breed.
4 – Boxer
Boxer are very people-oriented and love nothing more than to spend the day with their friends and family, especially children. They are gentle, caring and love to cuddle in the evening, but can still be quite energetic and lively when they have not had enough exercise. To prevent them from playing too enthusiastically with your children, it is important that they have had enough exercise beforehand.
5 – Irish setter
Irish Setters are great family dogs. They love being around people, playing with children, and enjoying training. If you are looking for a dog with just the right energy level for your kids, this is the dog you are looking for. They want to play endlessly and are always in for a romp. The Irish Setter is a very nice dog for a family.
6 – Beagle
Beagles are very smart and friendly dogs and true everyone’s friends when socialized from an early age. They are endless in games and are daring themselves to the most athletic and energetic children. So encourage them to fetch their favorite toy to keep them mentally active at all times.
7 – Golden retriever
Golden retrievers are packed with energy. It is an intelligent breed that likes to receive your approval, love and attention. Take your children on a playful walk with your golden retriever and he will thank you in the evening in the form of soft hugs. Encourage your children to have your golden retriever retrieved because they are very good at that.