Kid-friendly small dogs

Small dogs and children don’t always make the best companions. In fact, many toy and small-breed dogs are either too nervous, too hyper, or just too susceptible to injury to be truly compatible with young kids. But if you’re looking for both traits, you’ve got several good options. And if you’re looking for just one or the other, check out our list of smallest dogs and our list of kid-friendly dog breeds.

Top 7 kid-friendly small dogs

Bichon Frise

Boston Terrier

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

French Bulldog



Toy Poodle