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Questions & Answers

Have questions about the best dog breeds for kids? We have answers!

What are some of the best dogs for kids?

When properly bred, most breeds can make great companions for children. With that said, some of the most popular at Uptown are Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Poodles, and the wide variety of Doodle hybrid breeds—Goldendoodles, Cockapoos, Labradoodles, Bernedoodles, Cavapoos, Maltipoos and more!

What makes a good kid friendly dog? Are Beagles good with kids?

There are several important characteristics to look for when searching for dogs good for kids. For starters, be sure to pick a breed whose energy level matches that of your family. Patience for kids is also important. Size is another factor—although dogs like Yorkshire Terriers are great with kids, their diminutive size can make them easily injured by small children.

Are Doodles good dogs for kids?

Absolutely! Doodles range in size from tiny Yorkiepoos to larger standard Labradoodles and Goldendoodles, but all of these hybrid breeds have one thing in common—they’re absolutely exceptional family dogs and some of the best puppies for kids. Add that to their hypoallergenic coats and intelligence, and you’ve got one of the best kid-friendly dogs out there.

Are Golden Retrievers one of the best dog for kids?

Golden Retrievers are one of the most popular breeds on the planet for families with kids. Golden Retrievers will shower you with kisses and affection, and these pups are always ready to play and run. Goldens are loyal, smart and friendly, and will fit right into your family from the very first moment you meet.

Are Labrador Retrievers good puppies for kids?

Labs are known for being loving, patient, playful, protective, smart and easy to train. Labrador Retrievers need tons of exercise (and they love strenuous activities like running and swimming), so they’re a perfect fit for active families. Always make sure your Lab has lots of room to play and you’ll have one happy puppy!

Are Poodles good family dogs for kids?

Poodles may be proud dogs, but did you also know that they’re great dogs for families? Poodles are known for being caring and loyal, and don’t get bored easily. These dogs also come in lots of sizes and colors, meaning there’s probably a Poodle for every family! What’s more, Poodles are one of the most allergy-friendly breeds around!

What happens after I choose my new best friend?

Once you’ve selected your dream puppy, we’ll put you in touch with the dog’s breeder. You’ll be able to ask the breeder questions directly, and your dog’s breeder will also keep you updated on important milestones in your puppy’s life. These include diet changes, health results, travel arrangements and more.

Why is Uptown Puppies different from other places?

Uptown Puppies is what happens when you get to browse puppies from only the greatest and most highly rated breeders and businesses in the nation. When you select a pup from Uptown, you get peace of mind that you’ll NEVER be working with a scammer, backyard breeder or puppy mill. That’s our promise.

Are there any litters available now? What dogs are good with kids?

There are TONS of litters available right now or in the near future for dozens of incredible kid-friendly breeds. Your dream puppy is waiting, but litters go quickly—it’s routine for puppies in a litter to be fully adopted within hours or days. If you see the perfect dog, act fast before someone else adopts him or her!

How do I get my puppy?

So you’ve located your perfect puppy, but he’s living four states away. Now what? No problem! Arranging transportation for your puppy is a cinch. One of the most common ways families choose to meet their new pup is airport pickup. Your chosen breeder will fly your pup to your nearest major airport for local pickup. It’s that easy!

Why shouldn’t I bring home a shelter dog when looking for kid friendly dogs?

We love animal shelters and support the work they’re doing around the US. The fact remains that many shelter dogs are coming with a bit of an unknown factor. If you and your family are looking for a dog with a known temperament and a certain pedigree or background, it’s not always possible to find that with a shelter dog.

How do I know that my puppy will be healthy?

Everyone deserves a happy, healthy puppy. Businesses and breeders listed at Uptown provide nose-to-tail vet checks before you receive your puppy. These checks cover your pooch’s fur, skin, nose, mouth, teeth, eyes and ears—plus their respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.