There are so many dog breeds out there that it makes it very hard to pick a breed.

When you take kids into consideration, however, it narrows down your options a little bit because some breeds aren’t very good with kids.

Here are some breeds that would be great with kids and even other animals.

Almost any dog breed can be compatible with kids with proper training, but here are some that are more compatible than others:

Labrador Retriever: According to the American Kennel Association, the Lab is America’s favourite dog.

They are hyper dogs that may require training, but they are very friendly to everyone, including kids.

This is one of the more popular dog breeds in America.

Golden Retriever: Similar to Labrador Retriever’s, these dogs are very eager and ready to please.

They also require training, but they are not hard to train. They are very relaxed, fun-loving dogs that make them perfect for families.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel: This breed is not necessarily considered a toy breed as they can weigh up to 18 pounds, but they are very loving and calm dogs.

They are especially great with small children.

Irish Wolfhound: Although created anciently for hunting and war, this large dog breed is considered a gentle giant.

Because of its size, this breed may be unwise for toddlers and infants, but they are good with older kids.

Best Big Dog Breeds for Kids

Not every household wants a lap dog. You may want a dog that is sturdier and built more for tougher play, but there are still plenty of large dog breeds that are compatible with children.

Collie: Collies are exceedingly patient and calm dogs.

They are very compatible with small children, but they should still be watched carefully if children are pulling their fur and hitting them.

Bloodhound: Bloodhounds are very even-tempered dogs that are great with children.

They are best with children that aren’t exceedingly young because they can sometimes be clumsy.

German Shepherd: These are very intelligent dogs that are easy to train, but great for children because they need ample exercise that play can give them.

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