Families and dogs go together like baseball and apple pie, but not every dog is a great idea when there are kids around. If you are trying to figure out which breeds are best for your little ones, then there are several different types you should consider before making your final decision.
Beagles are known as hunting dogs, but they are also very good with children. Along with being extremely loyal and protective, beagles love to play and can be coaxed into just about any type of children’s game. Beagles take a long time to tire out, and they are very patient with children.
Boxers are ideal dogs for kids because boxers are loyal, playful, affectionate, attentive, and just about everything else you would want a dog to be that is going to be around kids. Boxers are also very careful when it comes to play time. They know how to roughhouse and play, but they also understand how not to hurt people.
Golden Retrievers are very smart dogs that are also extremely loyal. They love to have fun, and are very mindful of not hurting tiny humans during play. Golden Retrievers are fun for kids because this breed of dog loves to run, so it is more than willing to engage in a brisk game of fetch for hours at a time.
You don’t often see a Spanish Mastiff at a Brooklyn doggy day care, but when they are at a day care they are hard to miss. These massive dogs are very gentle, and their droopy appearance is something kids love. These dogs are highly intelligent, and they can also be excellent guard dogs for your kids as well.
If your kids tend to be a little more relaxed than other children, then the bulldog would make an ideal pet. These lovable little dogs can actually get quite large, but they never lose their goofy approach to life. These are playful dogs that are very loyal and very easy to train.
Some people might bristle at getting a 150-pound dog for their children, but the smart ones know that Newfoundland dogs are not called “nanny dogs” by accident. These massive dogs have an incredible amount of patience when it comes to kids, and they can be extremely protective. They can also be active with a child all day and remain gentle.
Collies are not only beautiful dogs, but they are also very loyal dogs who love children. Collies are also some of the smartest dogs on the planet, which makes them ideal guardians and playmates for your kids.
A family dog is often the pet that unifies the entire family. A family dog that is good with kids can keep kids out of trouble when parents are not watching, while still maintain their role as man’s best friend.