These Are the Dog Breeds To Watch for and Avoid When Looking for a Family Pet

Golden Retriever

Known for their friendly and gentle demeanor, Golden Retrievers are great with children and make excellent family pets.

Labrador Retriever

Labs are known for their playful and outgoing personalities, making them well-suited for active families with children.


Beagles are friendly, curious, and affectionate dogs that can make wonderful family companions.


Collies are intelligent, loyal, and gentle dogs that can be great with children when properly trained and socialized.

Pit Bull Terrier

 While individual Pit Bulls can be loving and loyal pets, they may have a higher prey drive or tendency toward dog aggression, requiring careful socialization and training.


Rottweilers are loyal and protective dogs, but they can be territorial and may not always do well with other pets or unfamiliar people, especially if not properly trained and socialized from a young age.

Chow Chow

Chow Chows are known for their independent and aloof nature, and they may not always tolerate rough handling or overly exuberant behavior from children.