Best Dog Breeds for Families with Kids

The selection of dog breeds for family often confuses people.  Most people visualize a dog with their kid and everything looks rosy until they bring an actual puppy home.  People tend to select the breed on the basis of price or the sheer looks of the breed.  However, that is not the ideal way to select a dog breed especially when you have kids at home.

It is to be understood that not all dog breeds gel well with kids.  While everyone wants their dog to be perfect for people of all ages alike but that rarely happens as every dog breed has its own characteristics.  Some are friendly with adults but may not be so god with the kids in the family.  So what are some of the breeds that you can choose from while planning to bring a puppy in a family with kids.

1. Labrador Retriever – It has been regarded as the best family dog for years now.  They are playful and very patient with children.  They love being with kids and are also protective of them.

2. Bulldog – Often seen as a brutal breed due to their looks, this breed is actually very good with kids.  They have an affectionate nature and a very relaxed approach towards life that make then ideal for families with children.

3. Poodle – A hypoallergenic dog breed, Poodles are great for kids with allergies.  Apart from being hypoallergenic, Poodle is also regarded as a playful, affectionate and friendly dog breed.

4. Bernese Mountain Dog – Apart from being a very beautiful breed, thanks to the tri-color coat, The Bernese Mountain Dog is known to be loving towards kids.

5. Newfoundland – If you can keep up with a giant size dog which sheds and drools, a Newfoundland is the breed to go with.  This breed is exceptional when it comes to love and patience towards kids and can easily become a great family dog.

While there are always exceptions to the rule but the above mentioned breeds are generally regarded as the best for families with kids. provide useful information such as complete profile, breed characteristic ratings etc. about Dog Breeds that helps in selection of dog breeds for various purposes.

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