Small Dogs Who Are Kid Friendly

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)

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This small dog is on the list of dogs that are kid friendly. Read more about American Eskimos.

2. Australian Terrier

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Another great dog on the list of small kid friendly dogs. Read more about Australian Terriers.

3. Bedlington Terrier

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He enjoys being the center of attention and likes to entertain his people. Read more about Bedlington Terriers.

4. Bichon Frise

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A cheerful attitude is the outstanding trait of the Bichon’s personality. Read more about Bichon Frises.

5. Bolognese

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Comical and curious, this intelligent and devoted dog loves to spend time with his people. Read more about Bologneses.

6. Boston Terrier

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Known as the American Gentleman, the Boston Terrier is lively, smart, and affectionate with a gentle, even temperament. Read more about Boston Terriers.

7. Brussels Griffon

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They’re often called “Velcro dogs” because they like to stick close to your side. Read more about Brussels Griffons.

8. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

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9. Coton de Tulear

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10. Fox Terrier

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11. Havanese

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12. Lakeland Terrier

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13. Maltipoo

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14. Norfolk Terrier

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15. Norwegian Lundehund

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16. Norwich Terrier

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17. Peekapoo

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18. Poodle (Toy & Miniature)

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19. Pug

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20. Schipperke

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21. Scottish Terrier

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22. Tibetan Spaniel

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23. Welsh Terrier

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