Best Dogs for Kids and Families

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Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Adorable companions, lively toy breeds, sporting toy dogs, silky-furred friends, versatile small dogs, friendly with kids, sociable with other dogs, flowing locks, heart-melting expression, lovable pets.

Bernese Mountain Dog

Gentle giant dog breed, Bernese Mountain Dog, big family dogs, large dog breeds, fluffy pets, warm-hearted companions, gentle nature with children, 100-pound dogs, family-friendly dogs, loyal and loving.

Alaskan Malamute

Loyal Alaskan Malamutes, working sled dogs, training and exercise, skijoring, powerful and friendly companions, pack-oriented breed, wagging feather duster tails.

Boston Terrier

People-oriented Boston Terriers, low-maintenance tuxedo coats, apartment-friendly, active and playful, walks and games with kids, small size under 25 pounds.

Labrador Retriever

Most popular dog breed, Labs love everyone, great with kids and other pets, high energy levels, need daily exercise, can reach 80 pounds.

Golden Retriever

Quintessential family dog, Golden Retrievers are quick learners, need lots of physical activity, joyful companionship, and lots of silliness.


Laid-back and loyal, Bulldogs enjoy regular walks and a good snooze. Take caution in warm climates due to their short snouts and overheating risk.


Pugs are food and sleep enthusiasts. Maintain a regular diet and exercise routine. Perfect couch companions, they enjoy snuggling and movies.


Cute, friendly, and lovable, Beagles thrive on companionship. Watch out for their escape artist tendencies and their love for captivating scents.

Irish Setter

Irish Setters are stunning showstoppers and athletic members of the sporting group. They require an active lifestyle and make excellent workout partners.

Brussels Griffon

Brussels Griffons are small but packed with personality. While they may not handle rough play, they make loyal, intelligent companions for gentle children.