These are 10 of the most child-friendly breeds of dogs.These are 10 of the most child-friendly breeds of dogs.
These are 10 of the most child-friendly breeds of dogs.

Family Friendly Dogs 2024: Here are 11 breeds of adorable dog perfect for families with young children - including the loving Labrador Retriever 🐕

These dog breeds are known to get on particularly well with youngsters, making them the perfect family-friendly options.

A huge number of us decided to welcome new puppies into our homes over the last few years – according to the Kennel Club dog ownership has soared to record levels.

There are a whopping 221 different breeds of pedigree dog to choose from, alongside numerous crossbreeds, so there’s plenty of thinking to do before you select your family’s latest addition.

There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.

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Choosing the right breed is absolutely essential – for example opting for a small dog if you don’t have much room at home, or a hypoallergenic dog if you suffer from allergies.

Another thing to take into account is that certain breeds are far more suitable for young families.

Here, according to the American Kennel Club, are the dog breeds that should be at the top of your wish list if you have children.


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