Dog Breeds Good with Children

Which are the top  dog breeds good with children?  This list comes from a 2-part series from  Part 1 shares their rating system used to determine their top 10  dog breeds good with children.

  1. Energy Level (excitability) – You don’t want a dog that is too excitable and knocks down your child.
  2. Size - Small dogs may be too fragile while a large breed of dog may not know it’s own strength/size and injure a child.
  3. Temperament - You don’t want your dog to be the dominant member of the family.
  4. Intelligence (trainability) - Highly trainable is ideal.
  5. Intangibles - Any special trait that either helps or hurts the dogs desirability.

Each dog will receive a subjective score between 1 and 10 in each category. The best overall score a dog can receive is a 50 and the lowest score is a 5.

Following this rating system, the following dogs were determined to be the best breeds with children.

  1. Golden Retriever
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Poodle
  4. Pembrooke Welsh Corgi
  5. Vizsla
  6. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  7. Miniature Schnauzer
  8. Brittany Spaniel
  9. German Shepherd
  10. Bulldog

Which have you found to be dog breeds good with children?

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