Parents want their children to have a beloved playmate. Often this will come in the form of a family dog. When choosing a breed of dog, care must be taken to ensure the dog will be a friendly addition to the home. Here are a few breeds that are good with children that should be included in your search for a new furry friend.
- A Labrador retriever is a friendly and loving animal. This type of dog remains patient with children and will often mother your little ones. During playtime, the Labrador is gentle and he or she will be very loyal to your entire family.
- Poodles crave the company of humans and children love this. Your child will have a constant companion even when you are otherwise occupied. Poodles tend to shed very little which is nice for busy families who don't have time to be cleaning up dog hair and your dog will always be ready to run and play with the kids. Toy poodles may not be appropriate for younger children, but all other poodles fit in well with family life.
- Golden retrievers make wonderful family pets for those who enjoy the outdoors. Your pet dedicates himself to protecting your child, always staying close and being alert to danger. His wonderful temperament will make him a perfect addition to any family. Be advised that a golden retriever does have a high maintenance coat which should should be a consideration when choosing any pet.
- A Newfoundland possesses a gentle disposition making a perfect pet for children, even little ones. He will remain amiable even when they get too rough and, when tired of playing, he will just remove himself from the child's reach. Even when resting, he will be watching over your children working to keep them safe from danger.
- For those who prefer smaller dogs, a Pembrooke Welsh Corgi may be the right fit. A corgi has really short legs, but makes up for that with his enthusiasm and athleticism. He is very intelligent and will protect the family at all costs. Corgis do bark occasionally, but are very good watchdogs which many prefer.
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