Looking to introduce a dog into your family but concerned about how it will get along with your kids? Certain breeds of dogs have temperaments that are better suited to living with children than others, but there are many breeds that are sure to become best friends with kids in your family.
Different dog breeds have different personalities. When looking for a dog that is best for your kids and family, look for breeds that are affectionate, friendly, loyal, and gentle.
Labrador Retrievers are some of the most popular kid- and family-friendly dogs because of their lovable personality. They have an outgoing, active, and friendly temperament and they naturally possess sweet nature. Since they consider themselves kids, its only appropriate that they hang out with other kids in the family all day.
Golden Retrievers are another great option as they are practically made for young children. They have devoted, intelligent, and friendly temperament and between their loving, patient nature and their natural playfulness, they are often seen hanging out with children.
Thanks to their proud, graceful, and devoted temperament, Collies are particularly great for kids and families. Not only will they happily hang out with the little members of your family for hours, but they are also very responsive to training. These dogs positively interact with kids and can even help show kids some of the benefits of training.
Just like a child, beagle is a dog breed that is happiest when exploring. It has a mellow nature, which means it will be pretty chill with whatever mischiefs your children may get up to. Beagles have merry, curious, and friendly temperament and such a dog will be happy spending countless hours playing with its young friend because it’s always curious to discover new sounds and sights.
Poodles have very smart, proud, and active temperament. Not only are they incredibly intelligent, but they also have a great sense of humor to go along with their gorgeous fur. They interact well with their human counterparts and they even try to figure out ways to act mischievous and play fun games just like any other young sibling would.
The snuggly cocker spaniels make a perfect addition to any family with children as they are the happiest when making their companion happy. They have a happy, smart, and gentle temperament and they love to be a part of an adventure, whether it’s a movie night on the couch or an invigorating walk around the park. They stay by your side enjoying every second of it.
Once you have decided to get a dog, it is important to find the most kid- and family-friendly breed. To find the best dog, consider the needs, wants, and lifestyle of your family. And it doesn’t matter how friendly the dog is, teach your kids to be kind and treat their canine friend with respect.
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