Great Dog Breeds For Kids

With so many breeds out there it’s difficult to know which dogs make the best pets for kids.  It’s always best to choose a breed by its size, temperament, energy level and disposition.  Here is a list of family dogs we have picked out which are particularly good with kids.




The gentle tolerance of Beagle with kids is legendary.  A Beagles loyalty and love for his family is well recognized by owners and breeders and has truly earned it’s reputation as one of the greatest canine companions.

Bred in England to track small game by sent, the Beagle is a bright and intelligent little hound who can be very active while at the same time is content to sit around and enjoy some pats and cuddles from his family.  Beagles have been described as one of the best family dogs around. Lots of our new owners are recommended by their Vet to consider a Beagle as a family pet because of their superb nature and ability to get along with everyone including kids who can get a little rough at times, but because the Beagle is such a robust and gentle natured breed they don’t mind too much.


Groodles are frequently described as “gentle”.  They are said to have both intelligence and a sunny disposition and because of their desire to please, Groodles make fantastic family companions.  Groodles by nature love their families and do very well with children.  They are intelligent and eager to please, making them easy to train.





Cavoodles must be one of the most popular designer breeds, and for good reason.  They make excellent family dogs.  They’re great with other dogs and pets and of course fantastic with kids.  Cavoodles are gentle, loving, sweet natured little dogs.  They get this trait from its parent, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.  They’re easy going and love to play with other dogs, pets and kids.  Cavoodles are intelligent and highly trainable.



Golden Retriever

The Golden Retriever is a lovable, well-mannered dog with a great charm. It is very intelligent and responsive. It is always patient and gentle with children. The Golden Retriever makes an outstanding family dog; enjoys pleasing its masters, so obedience training can be fun. It makes a good watchdog, loudly signaling a stranger’s approach. Golden Retriever but has very little guarding instincts; it is friendly with everyone, including other dogs. This dog needs human companionship; it likes to be around people. If left alone for long periods of time, the Golden Retriever may become mischievous.  It excels in obedience competitions. The Golden Retriever needs daily exercise, but likes to retrieve balls and sticks, so exercising is fairly easy; also loves to swim. Be sure to monitor it’s diet as this breed loves it’s food and can become obese.


One of the most popular and well known of the designer dogs, the Labradoodle is the result of an initial cross between aLabradorand a Poodle.  The Labradoodle is reliable and is being developed as a breed in it’s own right and may one day be recognized by kennel clubs in the future.

Affectionate and gentle with a great personality. These are just a few reasons why the Labradoodle makes the perfect companion for families, singles and active older people.  They have a long life span and have a great desire to be part of the family.Labradoodles should be joyful and energetic when off the lead while being gentle and quiet when handled.  Labradoodles love people and other dogs and pets.


Puggles have been described as fun-loving, awesome little dogs with a personality that everyone falls in love with.  They are easy going, great with kids and other dogs and pets.  One of the reason these little guys make great pets for families is because of the Puggles size.  Although they’re a small breed they are quite stocky, so unlike some of the larger breeds like a Labrador for example, they won’t bowl smaller children over but are still “tuff enough” to put up with a bit of rough play from kids.



Well Spoodles have grown in popularity because of their wonderful temperaments, which is what they were specifically bred for.  Spoodles are a cross between a Cocker Spaniel and a Poodle.  They are a medium sized breed (about 35cm at the shoulder) with semi long hair and long soft ears.  The Spoodle is loyal, intelligent, and very affectionate. This dog is fairly easy to train being mixed with what is said to be one of the smartest dogs in the world. Being that this dog is mixed with the Poodle, he makes a wonderful training student. Having a very sweet nature, this dog is sure to steal the hearts of many.  They make good dogs for kids.

Japanese Spitz

The Japanese Spitz is a high-spirited, intelligent, and playful dog, which is alert and obedient. This bold little dog is a good watchdog and will alert its owners when it feels it is necessary. The Japanese Spitz is not difficult to train as long as the owner is always consistent. This breed learns quickly and really enjoys agility and playing games of catch with balls or Frisbees. This happy dog is usually good with children and usually gets along well with other dogs and household pets. The Japanese Spitz is, in spirit, a big dog in a little dog’s body.





The Moodle is a crossing of two breeds: Maltese and Poodle. They are often referred to as a “designer dog” and have become popular companions and therapy dogs.  The Moodle is affectionate, loyal, and loving. They do best in homes with older, considerate children. They generally do well with dogs, cats, and other household pets.  This breed makes a an excellent family dog for families who prefer a small dog.






The Beaglier is playful, good natured, gentle, and curious. They are affectionate, calm, and outgoing.  They do well with other dogs. They make good watchdogs as they will bark to alert their family to visitors or out of the ordinary sounds.

Beagliers are fantastic with children and with other dogs and are highly trainable.  They are usually calm and good natured.  Owners and breeders report that the Beaglier usually has a reduced scent drive and are incredibly robust and healthy.  They are loyal, sweet tempered and reliable dogs.





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