Well....Fist off, Hi there! The Bouvier Des Flandres is great with children, but only for experienced dog owners. Briards and Canaan Dogs love kids. Collies are also great with kids! German Shepherd Dogs, Old English Sheepdogs, Black and Tan Coonhounds, and Bloodhounds are all exellent with children! American Foxhounds are frequently overlooked, but they make great family dogs, are exellent with children, and are wonderful watchdogs! If I were you, I would look into the English Foxhound. I would also say the Ibizan Hound, Pharoah Hound, Saluki, Akita, Alaskan Malamute, Bernese Mountain Dog, Boxer, and Bullmastiff. Doberman Pinschers are good family dogs. I would have to say Giant Schnauzers are the best! I have been around them a lot when I was young, and still am now! They are great! Rottweilers love everyone especially children. The Samoyed would also be a good dog for you. The Siberian Husky, Bull Terrier, and Chesapeake Bay Retriever would also fit nicely. The Flat-Coated Retriever, English Setter, Gordon Setter, Irish Setter, and Irish Water Spaniel are all wonderful with children. Big dogs are better with children than small dogs are. Meet the parents of whatever pup you get, and socialize him/her well. Sorry, but there are millions of bad breeders out there, so be careful. Any dog can be good with kids if trained to be.
I'm partial to Golden Retrievers since we have 2. We have children ranging in age from 4-14 and both dogs are wonderful with all the kids and everyone they meet. These dogs are also perfect for first time pet owners since they have such a gentle nature and wonderful personality. Good luck in your search!!
I would never have thought it but one of the people before said it Rotties are great with kids..they are great period..and I didnt like them when I didnt know them...but now I know that its a myth that they are great..not mean unless they are taught to be so.