One of the most common domesticated animals is dogs. Families adopt dogs and keep them as pets. If you plan to take dogs into your home but is worried about your kids’ safety, then this guide is for you. Some of the top child-friendly dog breeds are:

Best Dog Breeds for Families and Kids

1. Bulldogs

Some Filipinos often get the wrong impressions about bulldogs. They are seen as a violent and hot-headed dog kind when, in fact, bulldogs are very laid-back and loyal to their owners. You do not have to worry about your children being scared, and they are excellent guard dogs for families who have newborn babies.


2. Golden Retriever

Another loyal dog breed is the Golden Retrievers. This specific breed is best suited for children who are very much active daily. Golden Retrievers are excellent and energetic playmates specifically on swimming, running and fetch.

Golden Retriever

3. Labrador Retriever

One of the most common large breeds in the Philippines, Labradors have proven their love for human families for a long time. Like Golden Retrievers, Labradors are active on the water as well. They are also an easily trained breed which makes their actions easier to predict.

Labrador Retriever

4. Poodle

These elegant and posh looking dogs are too smart and gentle. They’re an excellent choice for families who have kids that are allergic to fur because Poodles shed less hair than other breeds. They are least likely to get annoyed, which makes them suitable for loud kids. Another significant factor about this dog is that they come in two different sizes. The standard size poodles are perfect for huge families and homes while the miniature poodles are perfect for smaller families.


5. Shih Tzu

Among the smaller dog breeds, Shih Tzus are one of the known. They are very friendly and gentle but active at the same time. These dogs are great options for families who love to groom their pets. Especially because Shih Tzus need their regular hair maintenance. Also, they adore cuddling with their owners, especially when it’s time to sleep, which makes them an excellent companion for kids.

Shih Tzu

6. Pug

Pugs are the best options for families who live in an apartment or small houses. This small dogs usually crave to belong, and it pleases them to follow their owners in whatever they do or wherever they go. They have a balanced lifestyle where they enjoy a good sleep, and at the same time, they also get along with active people.


7. Bull Terrier

Bull Terriers are often bred to become a supportive companion dog. In reality, they are very friendly and loving towards their owners. They are dogs that not only are well-framed; they also have a high tolerance for pain. Their pain tolerance makes them a perfect fit for children who are just starting to learn how they can adequately treat dogs.

Bull Terrier

8. Cardigan Welsh Corgi

A bit different from Pembroke Welsh Corgis, the Cardis have their tails. Cardigan Welsh Corgis are incredibly trainable, loyal, and keen guards. Despite their small size, Cardis are said to have a “big dog” bark. Cardis are very social and usually fond of children. They can also easily mingle with other pets. These dogs are perfect for athletic families, for they are herders that love the outdoors.

Cardigan Welsh Corgi

9. Bichon Frise

A Bichon Frise can be mistaken for a piece of cotton or cloud when you see it. They have white, rounded fur that feels velvety soft when you touch them. Bichons are perfect for families who have allergic members. This specific kind of dog is hypoallergenic and safe. They are the kind of dogs who gets well with other dogs and children. They are alert and curious at most times. Lastly, Bichons serve as reliable little watchdogs.

Bichon Frise

10. Collie

Last, for this list are the Collies. They are gentle breeds that can be easily predicted. Collies rarely misbehave, and if they do, you can quickly train them not to do so. They are best-fitted for families who are still unfamiliar with dogs. Most importantly, collies get along kids and adore to protect and make their family happy.


There are lots of dog breeds out there that are suited for families. When in doubt, you can take the time and train them to have any of their bad behaviors fixed. You as a dog owner must have the responsibility to make your dogs feel appreciated, and from there, stronger bonds between you and your dogs will be formed. If you’re planning to get a dog, keep in mind that there are certain foods that they’re not allowed to take.

Dog owners and families have to understand that foods which are perfectly suitable for human consumption, may be toxic or worse — poisonous to dogs. Some foods pose a serious threat to their health and because every animal has its own rate of metabolism, their food choices differ as well.

Can’t Eat Can Eat
Cat Food Broccoli
Coffee, Tea & Other Caffeine Brussels sprouts
Cooked Bones Carrots
Corn On The Cob Celery
Fat Trimmings Cucumber
Garlic Green beans
Alcohol Peaches
Apple Seeds Pears
Avocado Pineapples
Candy, Chewing Gum, Toothpaste & Mouthwash Raspberries
Grapes & Raisins Mangoes
Hops Eggs
Human Vitamins Peanut Butter
Liver Chicken
Macadamia Nuts Cheese
Marijuana Yogurt
Milk & Dairy Products Pumpkin
Onions & Chives Salmon
Chocolates Oatmeal

Keep in mind that even though these human foods are safe, you must not overfeed them with these. Try to moderate and alternate their food intakes, dog foods being the priority.


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