Please consider the breed characteristics prior to bringing a new puppy home.
Akita: Yes, the Akita will protect family children, apprehensive of other children.
Yes, they are known for their love for children.
Yes, good if properly socialized to children.
Australian Cattle Dog: Good with their family's children, but may not do well with other children. Herding instinct
Yes, most make great family pets, but some lines have been bred to be more aggressive.
Basset Hound: Very good, a delightful pet to children, very gentle with children.
Beagle: Yes, good playmates for children.
Bichon Frise: Great with children.
Bloodhound: Yes, Bloodhounds are good with children.
Border Collie: Somewhat, affectionate and obedient. May not be good with small children due to herding instinct.
Boston Terrier: Yes, are affectionate toward their family.
Boxer: Yes, loyal playmate. May be too rowdy with small children.
Brussells Griffon: Supervision is a must around children.
Bull Mastiff: Yes, they are dependable with children.
Cairn Terrier: Yes, they enjoy children's playful activity.
Cavailer King Charlese: Good, although children should be older if just a puppy.
Catahoula Leopard Dog:
Good with children if socialized early on. They tend to be fine with kids, but supervision is best.
Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Yes, gets along extremely well with children. Although, they may react if provoked.
Chihuahua: Yes, if children are gentle. Should be socialized early on to avoid any aggressiveness.
Good, they are friendly towards people and love
to be around them.
With mature children only.
Yes, if from good blood lines they are exceptionally good with children.
Coton De Tulear:
Very good with children.
Yes, make sure first experience with children is positive.
be too excitable for small children and do best if raised with
Usually gentle, but will upset with unruliness, best suited for
Wonderful with children. Enjoys a low-key romp with children.
Yes, good with children.
German Shepherd Dog:
loves the children in their family, may be suspicious of other
good with children. Supervision may be needed for smaller
children since they can be rowdy during play sessions.
Excellent with children, supervision may be needed for smaller
Great Pyrenees: Good
with children, may be overprotective of family members.
Yes, especially active children.
Yes, best suited for older children as they will not tolerate
Yes, they adore children.
Yes, devoted to their family and pleasing them.
Yes, good with children.
It does not tolerate young children.
Yes, provide they are not pestered.
Yes, great with children.
Affectionate and protective with their families children.
Newfouldland: Good with children, provides a wonderful companion for growing active children.
Norwegian Elkhound: Children should not tease them.
Papillon: Good with older children.
Pekingese: Better suited for older, quieter children.
Pembroke Welsh Corgi:
Children should not tease them.
Pomeranian: May not tolerate younger children.
Poodle (Toy): Good with older children.
Poodle (Miniature): Good with children.
Good with children, may be too rowdy for younger children.
Pug: Good with children, playful and loving.
Rat Terrier: Very protective and loving of children it lives with.
Rottweiler: Does better with school aged children.
Saint Bernard: Gets along well with children.
Samoyed: Loves children.
Schipperke: Good with children if properly socialized and supervised.
Gets along great with considerate children.
Shar Pei: Best if raised with children, protective of family.
Does well as long as children are not too rowdy.
Shiba Inu: Good with children if raised with them.
Shih Tzu: Loves children.
Siberian Husky: Great with children.
Silky Terrier: Tolerates children if handled properly, best if raised with them.
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier:
Gets along well with considerate children.
Weimaraner: Yes, usually very friendly with children if properly socialized at a young age.
West Highland Terrier: Yes, makes an excellent playmate for children because they can withstand rough play.
Yorkshire Terrier: Yes, does best with an older child and no roughhousing or hectic activity.