Dogs make great companions. They are loyal, friendly, and they are always happy to see you when you come in the door. If you are thinking about getting a dog, you need to think long and hard about the breed that you choose. Not all dogs fit in with all families and lifestyles. This list contains the dog breeds you’ll want to avoid at all cost.
Rottweilers are great dogs, but they are very overprotective. This can be a problem if you have small children. Also, they respond to certain things like a child laughing or screaming differently than other breeds. If the Rottweiler isn’t trained properly, he can react with violence.
Greyhounds are beautiful, calm, slender dogs. These dogs need a peaceful, quiet environment to live comfortably. Children running around can stress these dogs out, which can make them potentially dangerous.
Jack Russell Terrier
Jack Russell Terriers are small, cute dogs, but they aren’t really kid-friendly. They can get very hyper, which can be a risk to small children. If you are going to get this breed, you should wait until your kids are a bit older.
The Bull Mastiff is a huge dog. This dog is very friendly, but its enormous size makes them dangerous for small children. They also need plenty of space, so if you don’t have it, you don’t want to adopt one of these dogs.
This dog originates from Germany and is strong-willed and tough to train. They suffer from “little dog syndrome” and do whatever it takes to show their dominance. This can be harmful to small children.
French bulldogs are adorable, but they aren’t good with small children. They tend to get jealous easily, and may not like it when you give your children attention.
Your children might love these dogs because of the movie 101 Dalmatians, but they aren’t great with children. It is best to adopt a Dalmatian when your children are older. Also, they don’t socialize well, so they wouldn’t be a good addition to a multi-pet home.
These dogs are enormous, and it takes a lot to train them. Because of their huge size, they aren’t the best option if you have small children. Kids love them because of the Beethoven movies, but you should wait until your kids are older before you adopt one.
Dobermans are known for their pointy ears and their fierce demeanor. If these dogs aren’t trained properly, they can be very aggressive. When you combine this aggression with their natural strength, they can be dangerous.
This is one of the most beautiful dog breeds in the world. They have plenty of energy, and they are very large. These two things combined can make this breed a poor choice if you have young children.
This dog is from Argentina and is often used as a hunting dog. These dogs are strong-willed and are known to lash out without warning. This dog is far from being kid-friendly.
English Toy Spaniel
This is a small, cute breed, and you would think that they would be great with children, but they aren’t. These dogs tend to lash out if they feel they are being mistreated or mishandled, which is something small children commonly do.
This dog appears intimidating, but they make a great family dog. The only problem is that these dogs require a lot of
These dogs are soft and cuddly, which you might think would make them great dogs for kids. Unfortunately, these dogs are known to be aggressive when challenged, and if they aren’t adequately trained, they can be mean.
This is an active and agile breed who needs to run daily to release their energy. They can get bored quickly, so if you don’t have the time to spend exercising the dog, it would be a poor choice of breeds.
German Shepherds are good family pets, but they need to be properly trained. If they aren’t, the dog can become destructive in your home. If you cannot commit to the extensive training that this dog needs, it isn’t the best breed for you.
Chihuahuas are tiny dogs, which makes people think that these dogs are great with children. They really aren’t. They tend to be jealous and aggressive around children. Even though they are tiny, they try to assert their dominance over everyone in the room, including children.
Great Danes are one of the tallest dogs in the world. They are very powerful and like to establish their dominance. If you have a small child, this can be a problem. If your Great Dane grows up along with your child, you might have better luck.
This breed is very unpredictable. They require a great deal of special care and tend to get very scared when startled. If your small children try to play with these dogs, it can be a recipe for disaster. If this dog were any larger, it would be the least kid-friendly dog on this list.