Well.. I started listing breeds that were good with children, and then realized the list was too long. Basically, it boils down to this. Pretty much all large breed dogs are good wtih children, given proper training and depending on whether you get the dog from a breeder who breeds for temperament first. However, good and consistent training, including obedience, is a must for large breed dogs as well.
Hiya...As Minniyar stated there are SO many large breeds that are family oriented that the list is too long to go over. There are three breeds that I like a lot, each has its own personality and ways that they like to do things. Neufoundland (sorry about spelling), St. Bernard and Akita's are my personal choices for specific reasons. Again, as Minniyar said it is all about the breeder, training and the time you have available to work with, socialize and spend time breaking possible bad habits such as jumping, play biting and such. With large breeds you definitely do not want to have to deal with a disrespectful or dominant mannered companion. Good luck and make sure that you do puppy tests and temperment tgesting before you bring home your new companion.
Boxers are great with kids also! I have read several times that Dalmatians are too -- but maybe for bigger kids as they might be a bit too boisterous for little kids. Personally, I think that the same applies for Boxers too because mine was VERY boisterous -- jumpy and playful and full of life! Both are great, fun and loyal dogs and very family orientated!
I just searched for small/medium dogs for kids before I got Faith: Beagles Pembroke Welsh Corgi Spaniels wheaten terrier Bichon Frise Poodles Schnauzer Parson Jack Russel Boxer Bulldog These were on our list...Good Luck!
I would have to agree with a Boxer i grew up with boxers and we still have one to this day. They are great with kids and ours just loves my 4 month old also i would have to say American bulldogs all though the can be bruts my american bulldog loves kids of all ages especially my 4month old she sleep next to his crib and will curl up next to him on the floor and of course try to give him big ol sloppy kiss's. i've seen many ABD's with children and all have been great with them but this is my opinoin. Go with the breed of dog you would like and read read read!
Newfie Burnese Mountain dog Golden retriever, Flat coated Ret Lab, chesepeke Bay ret, Portugese water dog Boxers, pugs, Boston,Frenchies(bulldog) Puppies that are chosen should be very laid back in nature,
I think one of the most important things is to meet the parents of whatever pup you get and make sure that the pup is well socialized. We had to get rid of an Akita as it bit our neighbor and she ended up with hundreds of stiches. It was before Akitas were popular and my parents had it shipped to them. It turned out that the pups were separated from each other at a very young age and never learned bite inhibition. The dog was the most beautiful dog you ever saw but could not be trusted. We since got antoher Akita that was great---however my parents were careful to buy for temperment and meet the parents. Their current dog Moose, a bullmastiff, mastiff, rottie mix is great with kids and was not even raised with them. When my parents went to pick out Moose, Moose's father--a 170 pound masstiff/rottie-- was all over them trying to kiss them and the bulmastiff mother couldnt stop wagging her tail. Moose has the same great personality. My parents never neutered Moose and he got quite friendly with the St. Bernard down the street and the resulting puppies turned out to be the most wonderful dogs as well. In a nutshell--I would never get a dog without seeing the parents.