This page rates dog breeds and types with children. The ratings on this page do not necessarily reflect all dogs, as a huge part of a dog's temperament is the way it was raised, his human cohabitants along with their habits, lifestyles and energy levels, including how much training effort and leadership skills they impart on their dog. Along with the dog's natural born type that exists within every breed, giving puppies even within the same litter different temperaments. There are always exceptions to every rule, and more factors that go into a breed or type of dog than its genetic make-up, but breeds do tend to have traits and some breeds, for example, have a higher pain tolerance, or tend to be more sensitive or fragile in their body structure making them best with older considerate children vs. a rough and tumble little boy who wants to play with his dog. Some breeds tend to be more affectionate with humans while others may have a high drive to work in a particular field. It is always recommended to not only research the particular breed or breed type, but to educate yourself on general canine instincts and behaviors.