The Best Dogs For Families With Children

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The Best Types Of Family Dogs

 

Choosing the right dog for your family with children needs some research if you are new to dog ownership. Families with children need to pay attention to certain dog qualities such as temperament, size and energy levels before adding a dog to the family.

Dogs & Children normally go well together, especially if the dog grows up with the children. Children like to play with dogs. However, sometimes they forget to respect a dog’s signal to back off. A dog that won’t mind if his hair or tail gets pulled is your best bet. Size is another important consideration. This is for the safety of children as well as for the dog.

There are dog breeds that are very good with children but are far too big; especially with smaller children who may get accidentally knocked over.

Some dog breeds that are good with children have high energy or activity levels than others. If dogs don’t receive the exercise they physically¬† require, they are more likely to develop behaviour problems such as excessive chewing or barking. Select a dog breed that loves children but requires less exercise if your family is not so active.

Some breeds that go well with children:

Beagle:

Generally a non-biting breed. Good with kids. Approximate size: 40 to 59 lbs. Beagles do shed. if you or a family member suffer from allergies, it is worth looking into other breeds that do well with children.

Bassett Hound:

Generally a non-biting breed. Good with children. Approximate size: 50 to 65 lbs. Gets along well with other dogs and pets. Minimal exercise needed.

Cairn Terrier:

Generally a non-biting breed. Good with children. Approximate size: 13 to 25 lbs. Minimal shedding.

Cocker Spaniel:

Generally a non-biting breed. Good with children. Approximate size: 13 to 30 lbs. Regular exercise may be needed.

Dachshund:

Generally a non-biting breed. Good with children. Approximate size: 16 to 32 lbs. Minimal exercise needed. They are medium shedders and require modest exercise. Housebreaking can be difficult.

Golden Retriever:

Generally a non-biting breed. Good with children. Approximate size: 65 to 75 lbs. Easy to train. Get along well with other dogs and pets. Daily exercise needed. Loves to pay with balls and other toys. Exercise is fairly easy.

Labrador Retriever:

Generally a non-biting breed. Good with children. Approximate size: 60 to 75 lbs. Minimal grooming required. Requires daily exercise.

Pug:

Generally a non-biting breed.Good with children. Approximate size: 14 to 18 lbs. Sheds copious amounts, usually seasonally.

While there is no guarantee a certain type of dog will get along well with children, there is a wide range of dog breeds (many more than mentioned here) that are known for being excellent family dogs. Always remember, before adopting or purchasing your next puppy, please do your homework.