Top 10 Best Large Dog Breeds For Families With Children

When we were young, maybe a lot of people wanted to have a dog as a companion in their childhood. So, why don’t you do that for your kids.
Below we have listed the suitable large dog breeds as a companion for children, based on the main criteria: friendliness, gentleness, obedience, ease of training, … and hypoallergenic.
But be warned, if your children are still too young, or don’t know how to interact with pets, all should be under supervision.

#10 – Basset Hound

Height: 15 inches
Weight: 65 pounds
Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog originating from France. Basset Hound has a large, domed head with very long soft ears, loose skin and sad eyes. Basset Hound is a friendly, playful and outgoing dog, tolerant of other pets and great companion for children. In addition, Basset Hound does not require much exercise but they are also prone to some health problems (make sure you choose the breed at quality breeders).

#9 – Standard Poodle

Height: 15 inches
Weight: 60-70 pounds
Today we often see Standard Poodle appearing in agile and obedient competitions. Standard Poodle is a intelligent dog, easy to train, suitable for playing with children, and they also have hypoallergenic fur. And not just Standard Poodle, all versions of Poodle are great companion for children.

#8 – Portuguese Water Dog

Height: 23 inches
Weight: 60 pounds
The Portuguese Water Dog is a working dog of Portuguese origin. This breed also becomes more fame by being the chosen breed of US President Barack Obama. The Portuguese Water Dog is also an intelligent, independent, adorable, easy-to-train dog and they have coat that is considered hypoallergenic. And they are also great companion for children

#7 – Bernese Mountain Dog

Height: 7.5 inches
Weight: 115 pounds
The Bernese Mountain Dog is a large-sized breed of dog originating from Switzerland. They have a large appearance with a thick, silky, and moderately long coat is tricolored: jet black, clear white, and rust. The Bernese Mountain dog is an intelligent, loving, gentle, playful dog, easy to train, friendly with other pets and very gentle with children. however, they drool and shed pretty heavily and they are also prone to separation anxiety, so they will not be suitable for families that aren’t home for long periods of time.

#6 – Boxer

Height: 25 inches
Weight: 80 pounds
Boxer is a medium to large sized dog breed native to Germany. Boxer is renowned from olden times for his great love and faithfulness to household. Boxer is an active, energetic, bright, playful, friendly dog. In addition, They have the patience to protect so they are considered great dogs with children.

#5 – Bull Terrier

Height: 22 inches
Weight: 70 pounds
The Bull Terrier is a robust, big-boned terrier breed originating in England. The Bull Terrier can be both independent and stubborn so early socialization is necessary to ensure that the dog gets along well with other pets. The Bull Terrier is a courageous, affectionate, cheerful dog, a children-loving dog and a great companion. In addition, a 2008 study in Germany also did not find that the Bull Terrier had any significant difference in temperament compared to the Golden Retrievers in studies of overall temperament.

#4 – Labrador Retriever

Height: 24.5 inches
Weight: 80 pounds
The Labrador Retriever is a medium-large breed of retriever-gun dog originating from United Kingdom and Canada. They have an adorable appearance and an outgoing, friendly, vivacious personality. The Labrador Retriever is a intelligent, easy to train, human-friendly dog that is suitable for making friends with all ages. They are often used as therapy dogs and they are also people who work hard in support and rescue work.

#3 – Golden Retriever

Height: 24 inches
Weight: 75 pounds
The Golden Retriever is a Scottish gundog with great beauty. Golden Retrievers are friendly, smart, devoted friends, docile, easy to train and have love in life. They are suitable for making friends with all ages, from children to the elderly. However, Golden Retriever also shed a lot, requires exercise and is also prone to separation anxiety, so they will not be suitable for allergy sufferers and families that aren’t home for long periods of time.

#2 – Newfoundland

Height: 28 inches
Weight: 150 pounds
The Newfoundland is also known by another name is Newfie, is a large working dog originating from Newfoundland and Labrador (is the easternmost province of Canada). In addition to its large, strong appearance, this breed is better known for its sweet, cute, friendly, sociable, patient personality. The Newfoundland is also very docile, easy to train and love children. However, Newfoundland also shed a lot so they will not be suitable for allergy sufferers.

#1 – English Bulldog

Height: 15 inches
Weight: 50 pounds
English Bulldog, also known as Bulldog, is a medium-sized dog breed originating in England. The English Bulldog is a short, muscular breed, with loose skin on the head, a snub nose, and small ears. They rarely bark, but because of their short snout, they often snort and wheeze. The English Bulldog is a very friendly , calm, courageous dog, and is also quite lazy, so they need to be exercised regularly, and balanced diet, to keep their dog form. Generally, English Bulldogs are suitable for making friends with children and other pets.

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