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Top 10 best dogs for kids

Vladimir is a regular contributor to PetMD, the largest global source of pet health information. PetMD's content is created by veterinary professionals and covers 9 different species.

10 Dog breeds that get along great with children

As many parents have found out the hard way, choosing that puppy in the window based on cuteness alone is never a good move when you have kids. With the hundreds of different breeds available, it's important to pick a family-friendly pup based on temperament, disposition, size and energy level. We've narrowed down the choices based on these criteria to find the 10 best dogs for kids.

10. Bulldog

10 Dog breeds that get along great with children
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The bulldog has a sturdy build that is perfect for kids who like to roughhouse. Only between 12 and 16 inches in height and weighing about 50 pounds, the bulldog is comfortable living in large houses as well as apartments. However, he won't win any awards for "most energetic dog." A docile, friendly and loyal dog, he gets along well with other pets and dogs too.

More: 10 Reasons why English Bulldog puppies are the cutest things ever

But their temperament with kids is all but famous. As intimidating as they look, they're friendly and gentle with kids and known for their guarding capabilities and courage.

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