Are you thinking it is time to add a new member to your family? Perhaps your kids have been begging for a puppy, and you feel they (and you!) are ready to get one? Or maybe you remember what it was like having a dog when you were a kid, and you want your kids to have that same joy in their life? No matter the reason, if you have kids, you need to get a puppy that will be a good family dog. Kids are high energy and often not the most gentle, so you need a breed that can gently handle kids. 

If you are looking for a small breed puppy, here are some to consider that are great with kids and families.

French Bulldog

French bulldogs are not only adorable, but they also make wonderful pets. They do not bark much, making them ideal if you and your family live in an apartment or quiet neighborhood. They also love attention, so they do well with all the love that poured on them by your kids.


Havanese dogs are very good natured and even tempered, making them ideal for being around kids. In addition to being excellent playmates for your children, they also are excellent watchdogs, so they help keep you and your family safe.

Shih Tzu

Shih Tzus are known for having a very docile and calm personality, making them perfect for any family with children. They also get along with other pets very well, so they are great to get as another furry addition to your family.

Toy Poodle

Poodles are known for being incredibly smart, and the toy poodle is no exception. They are highly trainable and always very friendly around kids. Toy poodles are also good around other dogs or cats, so they can be added into a family that already has pets with little issue.

At Love My Puppy, We Have an Amazing Selection of Small Breed Puppies for Sale

Let us help you find your new furry family member! Our staff will help you to pick out a puppy breed that will work well with your family and your needs as far as space, trainability, personality, and activity level. Call us today at 561-368-6767 for available dogs, or stop in our shop to come to pick out your small breed puppy for sale in Boca Raton.