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5 Kid Friendly Dogs You Should Add To Your Family

5 Kid Friendly Dogs You Should Add To Your Family

March 27, 2019

First We’ve Got Some Friendly Tips!

When selecting a dog to add to your family, choose a kid friendly dog to create a better situation for both the dog and your family! Supervise any interactions between your children and your new puppy. Keep an exceptionally watchful eye with young toddlers. One should never leave toddlers alone with any new dog. Along with supervision, it is wise to teach puppy obedience and rules, either through your own personal knowledge or by enrolling in training classes. Children should also be taught rules to minimize the risk of any dog bites, thereby creating a safe and pleasant atmosphere for all.  Okay, let’s get into it!


Because of their natural love of children, the Newfoundland has been nicknamed “Nature’s Nannies.” While they can drool and shed a lot, they are most suitable for a family with large open spaces. Basically, they are gigantic, lovable fur balls who desire nothing more than to keep watch on their pack members – you and your kids!

Standard Poodle

Standard poodles are smart and gentle and are great for kids with allergies, as they do not shed as much as other breeds. They are sweet natured and make excellent playmates for children. We’d like to note our emphasis on obtaining a Standard Poodle versus the Toy Poodle, who are much smaller and fragile and may not be best choice for young, active, and unpredictable toddlers or children.

Labrador Retriever

One of the most popular kid friendly dogs is the Labrador. For a family with kids, there’s hardly a better choice. Labradors love to please their human family members. They’re playful, protective, loving, and reliable. They are highly trainable and they absolutely love learning and showing off new tricks. They are considered canine Einsteins.


There’s no denying their absolutely beautiful and engaging faces! Bulldogs are sturdy, so they can handle anything that rambunctious kids throw at them and they can put up with a lot. While they may not be the most energetic kid friendly dog, they are perfect for living in any environment, whether it’s an apartment or large house.

Bull Terrier

Bull Terriers have been unfairly branded as an aggressive animal, but in actuality the Bull Terrier was bred to be a kid friendly dog and a companion for adults. They are sturdy and well framed dogs, with a high threshold for pain, making it perfect for rambunctious children who are learning how to properly treat dogs.

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