So you're looking for a dog for your family, and you're wondering what breed is best. Here are five dog breeds that are traditionally great with children. But remember- each dog is different and should be evaluated on an individual basis based on their individual temperament and your family's lifestyle.
English bulldogs are very loyal and loving. They are very energetic as pups but become calmer with age. They are very affectionate and will not hesitate to protect your kids.
Labrador Retrievers are one of the most popular dog breeds, and for good reason. Their playful and affectionate dispositions make them great family pets. One thing to keep in mind is that they can get pretty big!
Golden Retrievers have similar personalities to Lab Retrievers but they are smaller in size. They have a lot of energy but are also very patient which can be really good for young kids.
Originally bred in Germany as a water dog, Poodles are considered one of the smartest dog breeds. They are energetic and rarely bored. Another great quality? Poodles are hypoallergenic so you don't have to worry about allergies or shedding.
Nana, the nurse dog from Peter Pan, is one beloved Newfoundland dog. That being said, Newfoundlands in general are great with kids because of their sweet dispositions and patience.