21 Worst Dog Breeds for Kids (With Pictures & Details)


When you first bring your pup home you are blown
away by how cute he is. But were you wondering if they would be more than just
a cute face? It’s easy to assume that when we get a dog as a puppy, he’ll get
used to our lives and bond with everyone in the family.  True to an extent, but races also tell a lot
about compatibility. And some breeds 
just aren’t good for our kids.Are there exceptions to this generality?
Certainly! But if  you enjoy hunting, you
should avoid the breeds that we are going to cover in this article.

The Importance of Teaching Children Respect

Babies learn a variety of things for the first
time, including how to interact with animals. Some kids will be pros  from the start, while others will take some
getting used to. This is perfectly normal and to be expected, but some dogs may
not understand the process.  A successful
mating between children and dogs results from mutual respect. The relationship
will naturally develop into a lifelong companionship.

While you might expect more from your dog,
children can make them bite, growl, or bark viciously  at your child. This is usually impulsive, but
these moments can be potentially dangerous. 
Care and instruction are the best tools to acclimate animals and
children. When everyone in the house is in harmony, everything will be fine.



Chihuahuas are also very small and 
very sensitive to rough handling. These gentle dogs need a more relaxed
environment — they can get along with older children.


Akitas are formidable protectors, watching over
their families at all times. I’m always on the go and have your back. However,
the serious Akita may not be the best playmate for your kids.  Because Akitas are stern and threatening,
they don’t take well to silly things or teasing. If they think  children are 
too unpredictable, they may not respond appropriately.Also, the Akita
can be protective of the children in your family, but they don’t like strangers
who can be dangerous to guests.  When the
child reaches the age where they can fully respect the dog’s boundaries, the
Akita can work with you. Always evaluate the situation to see if your child’s
personality and Akita’s work and not play attitude  will work.

3.Chow Chow

It is almost impossible to resist the temptation
to walk past a chow chow puppy. These fluffy, bear-like babies will win your
heart with their crossed eyes and frown. But despite her sweetness, Chow might
not work in a large family with young children. 
The biggest problem with Chows is that they take their loyalty to
another level. They don’t get along well with strangers or other pets.Even if
there are children in the house, the dog can be very suspicious of them. Chows
also don’t like being bothered when they’re not in the mood. When they are
lying down and sleepy and a hyperactive child nags them, they can become


Greyhounds are very nice and shy dogs with
personalities of their own. These dogs are also some of the fastest runners in
the dog kingdom, making them fun garden friends. While they make great
companions for older children, they may not get along well with younger
ones. Greyhounds don’t like chaos or
unpredictable behavior. A small child can often startle a greyhound, leading to
nervous tendencies and possible bites.They are not aggressive dogs but are
easily startled.  Greyhounds prefer a
modest lifestyle, which makes them incompatible with noisy homes. Any parent
can deny that no child is silent.


A Great Dane’s size may be enough to discourage
parents from making this choice, but these gentle giants are very popular with
children. These dogs are also protective and having a child can reinforce this
instinct. But on the other hand, it can be a threat to business. Mastiffs have
tremendously powerful tails. Most tails are 
level with your little one’s face.A good whip and you’ll seriously
injure your hands – and that’s just her tail! These muscular dogs weigh a ton
and can easily injure your children unintentionally.  If your children are over 10 years old,
Mastiffs can make an adorable addition to the family. But you might want to
wait until your kids are a little older before saying hello to this 



The Pekingese may look cute and cuddly, but don’t
let their fuzziness fool you. These dogs can be very feisty and headstrong, so
they may not want babies in your face. If the child is too invasive, a bite may
occur.  Pekingese can suffer from small
dog syndrome, which means they don’t have the same attitude or tolerance
towards children as others. You can see them as rivals or equals, which means
they can dominate one just as much as they dominate the other.Beijingers
definitely prefer a relaxed environment where they won’t be disturbed by their
favorite person.


Rottweilers make great family companions and can
adapt well to many lifestyles. They have a great tendency to be keeper of the
young. However, sometimes small children may not be the best solution.  Some Rottweilers can be very affectionate and
lovable, but they are also muscular and tall – and your child can stumble. A
Rottweiler that has not yet been fully trained can also pull children on a
leash. Because Rotties are large dogs, they mature slowly, so life as a puppy
lasts forever, long before they reach adulthood. You may have a constant
struggle to decide which is worse: your pup or the kids. Some Rottweilers are
also known to have aggressive tendencies.


Huskies are extremely beautiful dogs that delight
viewers with their beautiful eyes and fur. They are playful and attentive to
family members. However, huskies are incredibly hyperactive and unpredictable,
which can be overwhelming for young children. 
Huskies can also be very cheeky, which means they communicate with holds
of different pressures. Cuddling a small child can injure them even if it is
not intentional.Because they are excitable, they are also sometimes difficult
to control.  If you’re looking for a
well-behaved dog that your kids can run free on the sidewalk with, the husky
isn’t a good choice either. These dogs have a high need for prey  and exercise, making them a potential escape


Bred to do a clean job, Malinois  take their responsibilities very seriously.
They can be more than just effective watchdogs. But having a Malinois can be
likened to having a baby of your own because of the breed’s intelligence and
energy levels.  Having a growing Malinois
and children at the same time can be stressful as both sides require a lot of
work. Prepare for a house of chaos when couples work together.Malinois are
large rodents and  can quickly destroy or
eat your baby’s toys.  Serious
Mecheleners may not want to get involved in the child’s games. You may have to
wait  until your kids are in college to
get this breed. If for some reason a Malinois bites your baby, their powerful
jaws can be very painful.


The Weimaraner will amaze you with its
magnificent coat and piercing eyes. This hunting breed is an energetic dog that
stays young at heart. But the Weimaraner and children are not the best
combination.  The Weimaraner will
run  with your children and hide them.
However, they also have less patience than some breeds, making them less
tolerant of young children.It would be helpful if you systematically monitored
all interactions between young children and this breed.  Weimaraners are also very active. While they
can be too energetic for your children, they never calm down.

11.Shar Pei

Despite the squeezable lines and warm facial
expressions, Shar Peis are quite surly and headstrong if you ask their owners.
Because of their shy temperament, they are not the best dogs to have  small children with.  In fact, Shar Peis are naturally antisocial
dogs with extreme territorial tendencies. They do not get along with other pets
and are not tolerant of children. You can also 
take just one owner  home. The
Shar Pei does best in a pet-only home that is quiet and free from strangers.
This breed should be tolerated when introduced to society, including children
unfamiliar with them.

12.American Pit Bull Terrier

Once known as nannies, pit bulls have  long held babysitting roles. However, young
Downs are full of boundless energy. Unaware of their size, these fleshy beasts
cause accidents and falls when surrounded by small children.  Pit bulls can also be very territorial. They
sometimes dislike newcomers  and often
don’t get along with other dogs.Because of their prey drive, they are also
intolerable with smaller animals such as cats unless they are very well
socialized.  If your kids have a lot of
pets, this might not be the best dog  in
the house.

13.Alaskan Malamute

 While they
resemble their cousins ​​huskies and wolves, they are a separate breed. These
dogs can be very dignified, social, and affectionate towards their family
members, but there are some downsides to being around young children.  Malamutes are very  energetic, energetic and large. They can
easily knock over children  or play with
them too vigorously.They may not even realize when they are overdoing it, which
requires careful training.  Some
Malamutes are known to be more reserved and unwilling to accept change, which
can be difficult if you’re considering adopting an adult. While the Malamute
makes a great addition to the family, you should wait until the children are a
bit older before bringing them home.


The looks of a dachshund doesn’t really  prepare you for what these little Spitfires
can be. Dachshunds like to be the boss and 
prefer no competition. Babies and dachshunds can be at odds over who
deserves your attention. Dachshunds have been known to bite children, making
them intolerable. This rule doesn’t apply to all dachshunds, but it’s common
enough to deserve our attention.Dachshunds may love to play and have fun, but
when the fun gets too much, they can quickly flip the disapproval switch.  Dachshunds also have very long spines, which
can cause problems, especially when injured at a young age. If small children
want to handle  it often, it can lead to
accidental injuries to the dog.

15.Doberman Pinscher

Doberman Pinschers are excellent defenders who
put family first. They’re generally very protective of children, so they  seem like the right choice. However,
Dobermans are very large dogs that are slow to mature mentally but grow
quickly.  They don’t understand  how great they are. It may be fine for older
children, but younger ones are often trampled on, especially in their infancy.
If you adopt an older Doberman who has not been properly socialized, he may
have a fear of younger children, which could result in biting or biting. When
they  bite, Dobermans have very strong
jaws and you don’t want your baby getting inside.

16.Caucasian Ovcharka

The breathtaking Caucasian Ovcharka is an
absolute brute. Resembling a lion, Ovcharkas can weigh up to 220 pounds as
adults. Outweighing their owners, sometimes by a landslide, you can imagine how
this giant breed mixes with kids. One wag of a tail could send a small child
flying.The only reasonable way it would be a stress-free environment is to get
your puppy while your child is well into their teens. If you do, they can grow
together and live harmoniously. Since this breed is so mightily dominant, they
need a firm hand around always.These dogs might also view young children as
prey. After all, little humans pale in comparison to this dog. Without
supervision, your dog might act on instinct, proving disastrous.

17.Australian Cattle Dog

 They do
very well both outdoors and indoors and need time in the wild to be at their
happiest. However, there are some downsides to this breed when it comes to
young children.  German Shepherds are
herding dogs, so they have a natural tendency to bite their heels. They aren’t
the friendliest of strangers either.So if you have a lot of company with
children that your dog is not familiar with, your German Shepherd may try to
protect your children from others. German Shepherds can be a little nervous
and  have 
intense prey drive. They hunt cats, squirrels and other small animals.
You can even chase your baby when they seem to be running away. Because of
these instincts, they are not the best choice

18,Fila Brasileiro

The intense Fila Brasileiro is a physically
impressive specimen with a strong body and attitude. They have excellent
follow-up potential and are leaders in their field. As a family dog, however,
Fila may not do as well.  Filas are one
of the most aggressive breeds. These dogs are very hardworking and  always happy to have a job to do.While they
take care of your kids, they care a lot more about having things to do.  A bored Fila is a source of anger because she
can show aggression, destructive behavior, and fear. They are very competitive
and intimidating, making them incompatible with young children.


Dalmatians are a 
kid favorite thanks to Disney’s adorable 
movie 101 Dalmatians. Even their cute spotted fur coats and friendly
facial expressions don’t help. But ultimately, Dalmatians don’t get along well
with young children.  Many Dalmatians are
deaf due to  a genetic defect in the
breed. Therefore, the presence of an infant or young child can often surprise
him.Babies can appear out of nowhere and if your Dalmatian isn’t expecting
it,  accidental bites can happen.  Young Dalmatians can be incredibly hyperactive,
which is fun for children. But because they tend to grow quickly, they can get
too rough when playing. Also, Dalmatians don’t like strangers.

20.German Shepherd

German shepherds are one of the most popular
human companions  today—and with good
reason. These adorable dogs are intelligent, devoted and very outgoing. But
despite excelling in so many areas of knowledge, they may not be the best
choice for children. shepherds take care of the children and welcome them  as their own family. Shepherds, on the other
hand, are tall, thin, and clumsy.They can easily hurt a child by playing
unintentionally. Some men can also become aggressive after they hit
puberty.  These dogs are also very
territorial when it comes to food and toys. If your child gets in your way, they
can become vulnerable to attacks.


Bull Terriers have a very distinctive look for
the breed. It looks like they’re great companions that combine stylish looks
with  award-winning personality. While
they make great pets, they may not work at their best for little ones.  Bull Terriers are, well, stubborn. You tend
to be bossy and full of attitude.You may have 
power struggles with your kids over who orders first. And when they
don’t feel like playing, these dogs can get naughty and even grumpy.  Bull Terriers are playful dogs that can make
great companions but can also  be
territorial. They may not appreciate teasing or other normal behavior from
children and see it as a challenge. These stubborn dogs treat children as
equals, so they would do better with teenagers and adults.

Other Factors That Determine Temperament

When weeding out 
breeds that don’t work, you need to remember that this varies from dog
to dog. You can have an incredibly obedient, well-behaved Chihuahua that  kids carry around in toy bags—it’s
possible.  But some races are simply
subject to certain temperaments with specific characteristics. Everyone is
alone. Until you know the ins and outs of the breed, it’s hard to know if
you’re compatible with a specific breed. But just because you choose a gentle
breed doesn’t mean other factors don’t play a role in overall temperament. When
bullied or teased by a child, a child-friendly breed may develop a dislike for
children. A big part of what makes a good dog is early socialization and proper
training.  Dogs should also be given
sufficient exercise for their breed. Even relaxed dogs can pick up bad habits
if they don’t have the right valves.

Final Thoughts

Each  of
these breeds is great in its own way. They were bred for a variety of reasons
that made them skilled and hardy in certain areas. While they may not be the
best with young children, they can still offer love and companionship to the
right families.  If you are looking for a
family breed, just  do your research. If
you are choosing a puppy or adopting one from a shelter, make sure you and your
children, other pets,  are compatible
before committing.

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