The 7 Worst Dogs for Kids

Basenjis, from ancient Egypt, can keep up with older kids' escapades. However, these energetic canines may knock down your kids. Basenjis are quiet, making them ideal for apartments, but you may not notice if they're agitated until it's too late!

Australian Shepherds, born shepherds, may treat your youngsters like their flock during outdoor fun. Their herding behavior can cause minor accidents, although they mean no harm. 

The Tosa Inu, or Japanese Mastiff, is so strong that 14 countries, including the UK, ban them. They were initially trained to fight other dogs, and at 200 pounds, they can be difficult to control if aggressive. Avoid them if you have little children—they're not good for babies.

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Jack Russell Terriers are small but plenty of energy and personality! They enjoy playing, however households with young children may not like them. Playtime and exercise are essential for these energetic canines.

Dachshunds are little but fierce, despite their hotdog shape. They may be more aggressive than Rottweilers and Pit Bulls. Not surprising because they were bred to hunt badgers. That requires a stern approach, which isn't ideal with young children. They may be charming and hilarious, but they're not always kid-friendly.

Dalmatians may be cute and cuddly in “101 Dalmatians,” but they're lively in real life! These spotted dogs need lots of activity to be happy. If they don’t get to run and play enough, they can wind up being too harsh with your kids, either playing too hard or even getting a bit violent. 

The unusual look and charming attitude of Bull Terriers make them stand out. Although terrific pets, they are not kid-friendly. These dogs have strong ideas and like control. If moody, youngsters can be domineering or snappy when playing. 

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