Families loves to get pets for children while they are small. They offer companionship as well as a learning tool to teach kids responsibility at a young age. It is a great idea with the added benefit of socializing the dog and exposing a child to more love and compassion for animals. Whether you choose a dog that has been mixed, like a half-breed, or have intentions to get a purebred animal, there are some broad but useful steps to take when deciding on which breed will work best for your family.11. Airedale TerrierThis multi-talented breed works well as a seeing-eye dog, to hunting, to herding farm animals, and even performing successfully in dog shows. It’s intelligence and gentle nature makes it an excellent choice for kids.