Most dog breeds, if raised with children and given the appropriate training, have the potential to be kid-friendly companions. However there are some breeds whose general characteristics make them naturally more adaptable to sharing their lives with small humans.
While many large breeds may be sweet and affectionate they can unintentionally be dangerous around small children due to the dog’s size and strength. That is why many pet owners prefer to adopt small dogs with calm, patient, non-aggressive temperaments. We’ve compiled a list of just a few of the breeds who fall into this category.
1. American Eskimo Dog (Toy & Miniature)
This small dog is on the list of dogs that are kid friendly. Read more about American Eskimos.
Another great dog on the list of small kid friendly dogs. Read more about Australian Terriers.
He enjoys being the center of attention and likes to entertain his people. Read more about Bedlington Terriers.
4. Bichon Frise
A cheerful attitude is the outstanding trait of the Bichon’s personality. Read more about Bichon Frises.
Comical and curious, this intelligent and devoted dog loves to spend time with his people. Read more about Bologneses.
Known as the American Gentleman, the Boston Terrier is lively, smart, and affectionate with a gentle, even temperament. Read more about Boston Terriers.
They’re often called “Velcro dogs” because they like to stick close to your side. Read more about Brussels Griffons.
10. Fox Terrier
12. Lakeland Terrier
14. Norfolk Terrier
16. Norwich Terrier
18. Poodle (Toy & Miniature)
21. Scottish Terrier
22. Tibetan Spaniel
23. Welsh Terrier