Family dog breeds

Are you looking for a friendly and gentle playmate for the kids? Family-friendly dog breeds have been steadfastly loving and caring for their human pack for generations, and today there more choices than ever when it comes to choosing the right breed for your family.

To make it easy for you, we have put together a list of family dog breeds in Australia that are regarded as suitable for children of all ages. We’ve excluded many of the tiniest breeds as they are just too fragile for young kids to play with, as well as the very big breeds which can accidently knock over and injure small children. However, many of the breeds we haven’t included may be well-suited to families with older kids.

Before bringing a new member into your family, it’s important to do your research and make sure they are a good match for your lifestyle. Learn more about each breed’s history, temperament, common breed diseases and conditions and lots of other interesting facts to guide you to choose the right family dog for you and your family!

If you’re interested in looking at the most popular breeds for families, see Top 10 Dog Breeds For Families.

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