Having a dog is one of the most exciting phase in a person’s life. However, finding or choosing the best or top dog breeds for your child can be tricky. When you have a dog it makes a household playful and alive.

Dogs can be perfect for kids. Dogs are so capable of giving kids of unconditional love, they can also help kids learn more about being responsible and cooperative.

When looking for a dog for your family, you should consider several things first. Think about the age and lifestyle of your kids. There are breeds which are quite impatient and other breeds can withstand the endless amount of play. Furthermore, there are breeds which are naturally protective of kids.

You should also consider having a dog that is highly trainable and can interact with their new family companion. Below are the top dog breeds

Which we highly recommend for children:

The Beagle

  • Group: Hound Group   
  • Temperament: Friendly, Curious, Merry
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 6 of 193
  • Height: 13 inches & under, 13-15 inches
  • Weight: under 20 pounds (13 inches & under), 20-30 pounds (13-15 inches)
  • Life Expectancy: 10-15 years

Beagles are known to be happy, companionable and lovable dogs. This breed is perfect to be a family dog. Your kids will surely love they curious, energetic and clever personality. This hound dog will need plenty of playtime. It has a funny, happy-go-lucky and loyal attitude. Its pleading expression is fondly adorable

Australian Terrier              

The very small Australian Terrier is spirited, gutsy, energetic, and smart—how did they fit so much of attitude and personality into such a bitty package? This happy, cheerful and lively breed has this self-assured approach with life with heaps of the quaint terrier inquisitiveness and grit.

  • Group: Terrier Group
  • Temperament: Affectionate, Courageous, Spirited
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 140 of 193
  • Height: 10-11 inches
  • Weight: 15-20 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 11-15 years

The very small Australian Terrier is spirited, gutsy, energetic, and smart—how did they fit so much of attitude and personality into such a bitty package? This happy, cheerful and lively breed has this self-assured approach with life with heaps of the quaint terrier inquisitiveness and grit.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

  • Temperament: Affectionate, Gentle, Graceful
  • Group: Toy Group
  • AKC Breed Popularity: Ranks 18 of 193
  • Height: 12-13 inches
  • Weight: 13-18 pounds
  • Life Expectancy: 12-15 years

The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel has gotten its name because of its connection to British history.  Cavaliers are the best of two worlds. They are gentle as the toy breed and active with the verve and enthusiasm of a sporting spaniel. This breed can definitely adapt well to kids and their kind o lifestyles.

These are just of the breeds we think are the best for kids. However, if you have any dog breed that is suitable for kids, we can feature them in our next article! Please do let us know about your experiences and your kids with your own family dogs in our comments below!

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