Top 8 Dog Breeds Not Ideal for Kids

Chow Chows tend to be aloof and protective. Their size makes them poor house pets for kids.

Chow Chow

Large, strong-willed Akitas can perceive children as threats and need careful supervision.


Bred for hunting, Jack Russells have boundless energy that can overwhelm young kids.  

Jack Russell

Dalmatians require lots of exercise and training. They may become snappy around grabby children.


Herding dogs like the Australian Cattle Dog nip at heels and may unintentionally hurt rambunctious kids.

Australian Cattle Dog

Siberian Huskies have strong predatory instincts and need space away from small, noisy children.


Weimaraners have boisterous energy levels that can be difficult for children to handle.


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