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32 Popular Dog Breeds for Children and Families

Bernese Mountain DogWe introduce you to 32 of the most popular, child and family friendly dog breeds. For each breed there is a profile with its size, character, nature, how much it sheds, everything about grooming, how much exercise it needs and much more.

Dog breeds such as Golden Retriever, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Dalmatian, Beagle and Border Collie are considered to be especially kid friendly and wonderful family dogs. And there are even more. If this is why you read this article, you are perfectly right here. You will find a comprehensive list with these kind of dogs in this article. It contains 32 dogs' profiles that tell you everything about the look, needs and characteristics of each dog breed.

Please note: Every dog breed has individual needs. There are dogs that demand a lot of exercise, others require considerable grooming. Smart dogs call for challenging tasks, otherwise they get bored. You should be aware of the breeds' specific needs before buying a dog.

Please note: each dog has its own personality, so this information only provides a rough characterization of the breed.

Why do we Introduce 32 Dog Breeds, Only?

After all, there are many more than just 32 breeds. In facts there are much more than 200 (some say it's about 800 dog breeds!). But not all are suitable as pets, especially for children and families. It's not just about whether a dog looks cute or has a special look. Or if it is particularly intelligent. It is about its kindness, if it stays calm in hectic situations and respects his „pack“ at all times.

If a dog breed is the right one for you also depends on the natural habitat and the needs of a dog. For example, shepherd dogs are not for city dwellers. And some dog breeds are so exotic that there are only a few (experienced, trustworthy) breeders. We decided to introduce dogs for which you do not have to drive several hundred miles or kilometers.

Did You Know?

Dog breeds are divided into different groups. There are terriers (e.g. Jack Russel Terrier), retrievers (e.g. Golden or Labrador), flsuhing dogs (e.g. Cocker Spaniel), water dogs, companion dogs (eg Bichon Frisé, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, French Bulldog etc.) and a few other groups (e.g. hounds and herding dogs).

Are you still looking for the perfect name for your dog? Take a look at our pet name section! There is a large collection of the most beautiful dog names!