9 Best Dog Breeds for Families with kids to Adopt

As "The King of Terriers," this dog is a superstar. The Airedale Terrier is nice with children and other dogs, but it needs an active family.

Airedale Terrier

Their herding instinct is perfect for rounding up the kids to get ready, and while they're great with kids, they may nip at noisy kids if not supervised.

Bergamasco Sheepdog

AKC says this pup is really lovey-dovey. Medium-sized dogs are calm, friendly to strangers, and patient with kids.

Kishu Ken

These Italian canines love kids and will defend them. Thus, you must harness them tightly around outsiders.

Segugio Italiano

This energetic youngster will only weigh 20–30 pounds. As puppies at heart, they like kids who play with them.


No dog has zero allergens, but these silky-haired terriers have hypoallergenic coats, making them excellent for moderate fur allergies.

Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

This joyful fluffball's low-shedding coat and friendly disposition make it ideal for a fun-loving home.

Bichon Frise

The Bernese Mountain Dog is a gentle giant for big families. Though they can weigh 100 pounds, they are loving, gentle pets that are good with kids.

Bernese Mountain Dog

The Alaskan Malamutes will do anything to satisfy their human and canine clan. These muscular sled dogs need a leader to maintain a training and exercise routine.

Alaskan Malamute