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Dog Breeds Ranked by How They Tolerate Children

Loves Children

  • American Eskimo
  • Australian Shepherd
  • Basset Hound
  • Beagle
  • Bichon Frise
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Bull Terrier
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
  • Collie
  • English Bulldog
  • English Mastiff
  • English Springer Spaniel
  • German Shepard
  • Keeshond
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Newfoundland
  • Norwegian Elkhound
  • Old English Sheepdog
  • Pug
  • Saint Bernard
  • Samoyed
  • Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier

Likes Children

  • Alaskan Malamute
  • Cairn Terrier
  • Chinese Shar Pei
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Dalmatian
  • Great Dane
  • Havanese
  • Jack Russell Terrier
  • Japanes Chin
  • Miniature Schnauzer
  • Poodle
  • Shetland Sheepdog
  • Shiba Inu
  • Siberian Husky
  • Vizsla
  • Welsh Terrier

Tolerates Children

  • Akita
  • Brittany Spaniel
  • Bullmastiff
  • Corgi, Pembroke Welsh
  • French Bulldog
  • French Mastiff (Dogue de Bordeaux)
  • German Shorthaired Pointer
  • Great Pyrenees
  • Golden Retriever
  • Miniature Pinscher
  • Papillon
  • Pomeranian
  • Shih Tzu
  • Shipperke
  • Silky Terrier

Somewhat Tolerates Children

  • Australian Terrier
  • Basenji
  • Border Collie
  • Brussels Griffon
  • Chow Chow
  • Dachshund
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Italian Greyhound
  • Lhasa Apso
  • Maltese
  • Rottweiler
  • Scottish Terrier
  • Toy Fox Terrier
  • West Highland
  • White Terrier
  • Whippet
  • Yorkshire Terrier
  • Weimaraner

Does NOT Tolerate Children

  • Chihuahua
  • Pekingese