Kids and dogs go together like, well, kids and dogs. Something magic tends to happen when the innocence of a child gets to be around the innocence of a canine, and the results can be nothing short of heart warming. But when you are considering which breeds to bring into a home with kids, it is always best to do a little research to ensure the dog breed melds well with you (and your family’s) lifestyle. We thought we would take some of the guess work out and let you know which are the best dog breeds for people with children.
Bloodhounds may just be the perfect breed for anyone who has kids, for the simple reason that a bloodhound tends to keep a very calm demeanor, and have no problem with kids crawling all over them, which is something young children tend to do with everything. Bloodhounds tend to be high energy outside, and low energy inside, which works perfectly with the pace of a family.
Cute and sweet, the one thing to make you children aware of is not bothering beagles when they are eating. That is often the only time they will display aggressive tendencies, and outside of that are very sweet and can enjoy some high energy playtime with the kids without being too delicate.
Not only do American Bulldogs love children, but they will display a very protective nature about its owners and are fiercely loyal dogs, which is nice to take into consideration when picking a dog breed. Outside of that, just watch out for all the drool, which we actually find rather endearing.
The bearded collie tends to display constant joy and energy, and for that reason alone, can make a great playtime companion for your children. While some find the constant barking a bit of a put off, they just like to remind people they need attention, and if they are given that attention, are less likely to seek it out by howling. Kids and collies can distract each other for hours, which is a gift in itself.
You didn’t think we were going to leave this breed out, did you? While easily being the most recognized family breed, a golden retriever is an ideal dog for families for a reason: They are sweet, loyal, and very trainable, which in the right family, can provide love and friendship for many years. Golden retrievers are often the dog people think of first when they think of family breeds.
In closing, when considering a breed to bring into the family, you want: High energy, non-aggressive, patient breeds, and any of the above breeds fit into the niche perfectly.