Top 10 best dog breeds for children

Top dog breeds for childrenTop Dog Breeds for Children

Dogs are man’s best friends. Having them at home can do a lot to add life to the family. Having had pets for the past 25 years, I can’t imagine my home without them. However, I realize it is so important to keep in mind that not all dogs are child-friendly.

Below are some best dog breeds to consider if you have children or are thinking of adding to your family in the near future. I know my daughter (in the pix) loves having her 2 four-legged “sisters” around :).

 

Bulldogs

Whether you are living in a tiny apartment or huge house, bulldog can be considered as one of the best family dogs. They are docile and loyal. In addition, they get along well with other dogs so it is perfect if you have other pets in the house, they’ll all be friends!

Beagle

Although Beagles can be a bit high-maintenance because they may require frequent bathing and brushing, they still make an excellent choice children. Their friendly and cheerful disposition will give kids a sociable and playful four-legged friend to hang out with, and they are oh so loyal!

Labrador Retriever

This is definitely in my top five! Their protective and loving attitude makes them among the best breed of dogs. Kids will surely appreciate how they can be easily trained and parents will definitely appreciate their patient demeanor especially with toddlers running around. Labradors are so loving and tolerant to innocent hair tugging or even the request for a ride from their small friends. You can easily teach Labrador Retrievers new tricks which creates a loyal friend for your children.

Irish Setter

If you have a yard at home, this is an excellent choice for active kids. They are full of energy and will surely make a good companion! A quick note of warning: Sometimes Irish Setters can have more health issues than other breeds, so make sure they are given extra TLC and routine vet office health visits.

Bull Terrier

If you are looking for an intelligent and energetic breed, this is a dog that should be considered. They love playing with children, and they are comfortable with other members of the family.

Collie

Known as a gentle dog, you can be confident that your kids be super safe around this breed. Although they have a long coat, which may require frequent maintenance, they make an excellent choice for their kind demeanor and loving and gentle disposition.

Newfoundland

Also known as nature’s babysitter, this is another excellent choice for the best family dogs. These dogs love kids, and they can offer the protection that children need. They are great swimmers so this will be especially handy if you have water access like a pool or a pond nearby.

Vizsla

This may be an unfamiliar breed for many people, but this is definitely one of the most kid-friendly dogs. It is loyal, quiet, and has a gentle disposition. This dog is also obedient and is super smart. They are great at learning new tricks for hours of entertainment.

Dalmatian

If you are looking for one of the best dog breeds for kids that can keep up with their pace, look no further. Dalmatians are full of energy and naturally playful. And at the same time, they can easily quiet down and snuggle with the children. Aside from being high-spirited, this is also a dependable and affectionate dog.

Love to know what kind of dog you have……leave a comment and let us know.

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