We all love our pets, but many of us don’t consider getting a dog when we get married or have kids. If you’re thinking about getting a dog and your kids are young enough to enjoy the experience, this list will help you choose the right breed!


Beagles are one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. They’re small dogs with a cheerful disposition and join in on family activities like playing Frisbee or going for walks. Beagles are also known to display interest in children, so you’ll want to make sure that your kids don’t treat them too much like toys; however, they can be trained early on how to play nicely with others.

Beagles are great pets because they enjoy being around people but don’t require constant attention from their owners; they’ll happily watch television while you’re busy working at home or taking care of errands outside of town! If this sounds like something that would work well for your family (and even if it doesn’t), then consider getting a Beagle puppy!


Collies are very intelligent dogs, and they’re easy to train. They also make excellent watchdogs and can be a little more active than some other breeds.

Collies require a lot of grooming, but they don’t shed much hair.


Bulldogs are known for their stubby legs and wrinkly faces, which can make them look like they’re much older than they are. Bulldogs are friendly, affectionate, and loyal dogs who make excellent companions with kids. They have a short coat that is easy to care for: just brush it regularly to remove dead hair and keep their coats healthy with regular baths (or spot-on treatments). Bulldogs also don’t need much exercise—they’re not very active by nature! They make good apartment pets because they don’t require much space or attention from you once you’ve gotten them accustomed to your home environment.

Irish Setters

Irish Setters are great with kids, but they can also be good with other pets. They’re energetic and playful, but also calm and affectionate. They make excellent companions for children who have an active imagination.

Irish Setters will do well in any family setting; as long as you provide them with plenty of exercise opportunities outdoors every day, your dog will be happy to spend time with you at home too!

If you’re looking for an active breed that loves to run around outside most days of the week (and maybe even some weekends), consider getting an Irish Setter puppy.

Australian Shepherds

Australian Shepherds are great with kids. They’re smart, loyal, and protective, which means they’ll want to protect their family from anything that could harm them. Australian Shepherds also like to be active and need regular exercise to keep them happy.

Australian Shepherds make great guard dogs because of their intelligence and strength!

Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers are a great choice for children, as they are gentle and friendly. Labs can be trained to be excellent guard dogs, and do well with other pets in your family. Labs are very intelligent dogs who learn quickly and easily. They’re also very loyal, making them an excellent choice for families with young children who need someone to watch over them at home or school.

Labs will grow into large dogs, but their lifespan is relatively short when compared to mixed breeds like the Golden Retriever (10-13 years) or English Setter (12-15 years).

You can have a pet dog even if you have kids!

  • You need to find the right dog.
  • You need to train your dog.
  • You need to teach your kids how to interact with the dog.
  • The breed needs to be well socialized, so it’s not too aggressive or territorial towards other animals or children in its environment (i.e., no pit bulls).


We hope that this list of the best dog breeds for kids gives you some ideas to find a pet dog that will fit your family. There are many breeds out there, so make sure and consider all of your options before making a final decision on which breed would be best suited for each member of your family.

Jacqueline Camron
Jacqueline Camron

Hi Everyone, I am Jacqueline Camron. I believe that everyone can live with dogs in a good way, So if want to know more? You are welcome to join us!

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