12 Most Kid-friendly Dog Breeds

Are you looking for a new best friend that your entire family can enjoy? Or maybe you don’t have kids now, but want a dog that will adapt when a baby comes along. Perhaps you are hoping to do therapy work at children’s hospitals. Whatever your reasoning for wanting a kid-friendly dog, here is a list of 12 dog breeds to look for when selecting your new buddy. Remember, however, all dogs are individuals and personalities vary. In addition, training and experiences will affect how a dog is around children, regardless of his breed or temperament. It’s always a good idea to work with a dog trainer to make sure any dog you choose ends up being kid-friendly.

#1 – Labrador retriever

We all know this breed is good with kids. Just make sure they don’t knock them over or accidentally injure them with that always-in-motion tail.

Image source: @redjar via Flickr
Image source: @redjar via Flickr

#2 – Golden retriever

Another no brainer, the golden retriever is just sweet as can be. Like any big dog, you just have to watch they don’t knock your kids over, otherwise they are a great choice.

Image source: @CathyStanley-Erickson via Flickr
Image source: @CathyStanley-Erickson via Flickr

#3 – Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever

This adorable retriever is not as well-known as it should be considering what sweet, happy dogs they are! They are smaller than a lab or a golden, making them a great size for kids.

Image source: @Eden,Janine,andJim via Flickr
Image source: @Eden,Janine,andJim via Flickr

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