10 Dog Breeds You Should Never Get for Kids

Weimaraners, although gorgeous, are not suitable for households with young children. They require plenty of exercise and attention, making them difficult to maintain for working parents.


Chihuahuas may not be the best choice for families with small children. These little dogs may become aggressive when feeling uncomfortable or threatened.


Akitas are loyal pets but their guard dog instincts may cause issues with unknown children. They can become defensive if rowdy kids roughhouse or scream.


Pekingese are little but may show aggression when threatened. They have a strong attachment to their owners and belongings. Consider a different breed for kids' safety.


Siberian Huskies are highly active and protective dogs, but not the best fit for households with young children due to their independent nature and potential to harm unintentionally.

Siberian Husky

Alaskan Malamutes are larger and more stubborn than Siberian Huskies. They prefer rough play and are not good leash dogs, making them unsuitable for families with small children.

Alaskan Malamute

Shih Tzus, known for their playful nature, can be a tripping hazard for kids. Reputable breeders may avoid selling to homes with little children.

Shih Tzu

Australian Shepherds have a herding instinct, making them challenging to train around kids. They need lots of exercise and attention too. Not suitable for young kids.

Australian Shepherd

Bullmastiffs are sweet-tempered, but their size can be problematic for small children. Wait till kids are older before considering this breed.


Chow Chows were bred as security dogs, with a fluffy teddy bear appearance, but not the most affectionate temperament.  They require extensive socializing and consistent training for good behavior.

Chow Chow

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