If you’re looking to add a pooch to your family, then we’ve got some helpful tips for you on the best dog breeds for children. We’re going to give you our top 3, but there are many more breeds that are wonderful for families as well. If your breed isn’t featured, don’t worry - we’ve got another blog on helpful tips to train your dog to be good with children.

1. Labradors

A labrador is without a doubt one of the best dog breeds for children. Their sweet and gentle nature means that they’re always going to be your BFF! As well as being by your side, they’re going to be affectionate to all people that you introduce them to.

They’ve got bundles of energy, so they need exercise every day and lots of room due to their size - this makes them a fantastic prompt to get your children in the great outdoors!

happy dog lying on a bed

2. Bulldogs

If you’re looking for a pooch with a more laid back attitude, then a bulldog would be a great choice for you! They’re one of the best dog breeds for children due to their patience and sturdy build, meaning that if little hands play a bit too rough, they’re not going to react.

Because of the anatomy of their face, you have to take extra care with their dental health and temperature as they can easily overheat if it’s too warm.

3. Beagles

A beagle is such a loving companion, which is why it’s one of our best dog breeds for children. Don’t let their small stature fool you though, these little pooches are never too tired to play and occupy your children. They also love being outside and are in their element when they’re chasing a scent!

Be sure to have the vacuum handy though as their coats do shed.

beagle puppy in a cardboard box

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