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8 Best Dog Breeds For Kids


Dogs are a great example of love and forgiveness. They have a lot of energy to keep the children entertained. Are you wondering about buying a new furry member for your family but are unsure about it as you are scared for your kid’s safety? Well, don’t worry about it anymore as specific dog breeds are very calm and quiet and are known for being Child-Friendly.

Below is a list of 8 such breeds that will make a great companion for your kid.

Golden Retriever

They are an amiable dog breed. They are known to be excellent family dogs because they are sweet, gentle, and will win your heart with one glance. A Golden Retriever has a healthy body, and its coat is yellow or gold. They don’t bark too much and are loved by many. They are also liked because they have a face that looks like they are always smiling, which makes them look adorable.

Golden Retrievers are known for their obedience. They have a lot of energy and love to play in the water. They are extremely easy to train and are proved to be loving, loyal, and smart companion.

Labrador Retriever

 A Labrador is often confused with Golden Retriever; the difference between both of them is the coat. If you are looking for a dog who sheds relatively less, this is for you. Labrador’s are both a friendly dog and a working dog.

They are good-natured and have a lot of energy. They enjoy running in open spaces and bringing small tokens of their discovery back home. No matter what temperature it is, they love a good swim.

They also love being around their owner and require a lot of attention from them.

They get along well with children, strangers, and other pets too.

Cocker Spaniel

Who wouldn’t want a dog with big dark eyes and long, lush ears with adorable expressions? A Cocker Spaniel’s height varies from 39-41 cms. They come in a lot of color variations; Blue Roan, Black and Tan, Orange Roan, Liver, Liver, and Tan. Though they are excitable, they get along with kids and have a tolerant and gentle temperament. They are intelligent dogs that are easy to train. They bond closely with their human family in no time. They don’t need as much exercise, nor do they bark a lot, which is one good thing for those who are looking for a quiet companion for their house. They are relatively easy-going and adore attention.

This small breed is rarely known for being aggressive.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Although Cocker Spaniel and Cavalier belong to the same Spaniel group, they are two different breeds of dog. It is classified as a toy dog. They adapt to any environment in no time. They are known for being affectionate, patient, playful, and are eager to please. They are obedient and very skillful, which makes them manageable. If you have another pet in your house, you shouldn’t worry about them as this adorable dog breed bonds with other( larger or smaller) dogs instantly.

French Bulldog

Apart from what the name suggests, this dog breed is another excellent option for you. They have a small and gloomy face, which makes them look adorable. They have a reputation for barking very little. Along with being easy-going, these dogs are good-natured and responsible too. They don’t need much exercise and will be happy even after a 15-minute walk. They would surely be the most lovable, protective, loyal, and entertaining companion for your children.

Bull Terrier

They are the only ones with triangular-shaped eyes; their head is described as egg-shaped. Their colors are either red, fawn, white, black, or brindle.

Bull Terriers have a robust and muscular body. It has a reputation for being fun-loving and good with people. They are stubborn, so it may take some time and patience while training them. All in all, they are courageous, full of spirit, and need a lot of attention from their owners. Because of their high energy level, they need a lot of exercises and active playtime. Due to their rough play, they are not recommended for families who have babies in their house; Bull Terriers can be a great playmate for older children who are active.  They are loyal pets who will guard and protect the family.


They are small to medium-sized with colors varying from White, Blue, Brown, Red, Black and Tan, White and Brown. They are a social and friendly dog breed, ideal for a large family. They are active, but at the same time, they are calm and do not play roughly. They possess a lot of energy and have a mischievous side too. If you are energetic and not sluggish, they are the best choice for you and your family. A Beagle is easy going and incredibly sweet. They love to play with children and will develop a strong bond with your children in significantly less time. Along with being a companion, they will also be the best guardian for your child and will always protect them.


The pug has one of the most affable temperaments in the entire canine kingdom. They have a wrinkly, short-muzzled face and a muscular body. The most common colors of pugs are black and fawn. They have a small curled tail,  which makes them look more adorable. If you want a small and loving dog, look no more. Pugs are known for being natural cuddlers. They are friendly, expressive, and often comical. While they are easily trained, they also have a stubborn side, and one has to be patient while training them. They don’t bark much and tend to sleep more than an ordinary dog.

They are observant and quickly know where the treats are placed. Because of their small mouth, they cannot give aggressive bites, and due to this, they are considered safe for children. They are also low maintenance and do not need big grounds to run; they start content even in an apartment as they do not need much exercise. If you want a small,  lovable cuddler, this little bundle of joy will be the best playmate and companion your children and your family can have.


Dogs are considered to be a human’s best friend. Children learn a lot of things like compassion, responsibility, and even cooperation from dogs. It would help if you chose your pet based on where you live, your daily schedule, and your budget. Whether you buy a labrador or a pug, they will surely lighten up the house. So go ahead, choose the dog breed which fits into your lifestyle and welcome home your new furry friend without being worried about your child anymore.