Spaniels are gentle and as easy to house train as most dogs.
The Greyhound is referred to as the most gentle breed of dog.
Great danes are the sweetest and most gentle dogs. But I am sure the size of them scares people off from getting one.
I'm a sucker for labradors and golden retrievers. These dogs are sweet, loyal, smart, and great with kids. The only downside is that they shed a lot. My brother and sister in law have a new born baby girl and they wanted a dog for her, but they didn't want to clean up all of that hair. Best bet: A weimaraner. Yes they are big dogs; however, they share the labs/retrievers intelligence and sweet disposition. They are beautiful dogs and their short hair does not shed. Weimaraner's are adaptable and protective of their family. We've had two. And yes, my brother is getting one for my niece to grow up with. Weimaraner's are great running partners for adults too. They love water (being gun dogs) and they are fairly quiet--except when the doorbell rings. Good luck!
Most dogs are gentle if they are treated well. It depends on whether you were thinking of getting a larger or smaller pet, but if that is not important, I think labradors, retrievers and spaniels are among the nicest pets for families. If you click here you can find one person's list of the top ten family dogs, but I would also recommend looking at specific breeders' websites once you have narrowed your choice a bit. I hope you find a lovely pet.
We have 15 year old son that wants a german shepherd but I was a mother feel that the dog is too big to be in the house. What about a blue heeler?
I have owned a lot of wonderful dogs, all special in their own way. I now have a dalmatian that waS MY SONS DOG, she is by far the sweetest, most loveable and devoted dog ever, almost to the point of being ridiculous! There will never be another like her.