Choosing the right breed
Choosing the right breed of dog for your children is very important. While some breeds are great with children, others are less suitable
But how can you decide what breed would be best for your family and child? You need to consider your child's age, his or her nature, your lifestyle
and the place
you live in.
Dog breeds good for children under the age of 10
are gentle and tolerant. They will stay and play with children for hours and never get bored of it. If they are raised with children from puppy-hood, they will develop a desire to be with and care for children.
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Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever
are one of the best choices for children of all ages. They are intelligent, well-mannered, playful and gentle with children. They are very friendly with everyone, even strangers, therefore they are not good guard dogs.
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West Highland White Terrier
love to play with children and are suitable for kids of all ages. They are very lively, friendly and easy to train. Westies may develop behavioral problems, such as snapping or guarding food and furniture, but this is very unlikely to happen if the owner sisplays strong leadership.
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Even though Pugs
are small, they have the temperament of a large and loyal dog. They are very sociable and rather stay with humans than other animals. They love to play with children and tend to bond with them strongly.
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The Irish Setter
is eager to please and is easy to train. Despite the fact that they were originally bred for hunting, they make great family pets as they are very calm and gentle. They love to be with and watch over kids.
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Choosing the right breed is only the first step of making your child’s puppy a success.
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- What breed should I chose?
- Is it going to be safe with my children?
- Where can I buy it?
- How do I tell if a breeder is responsible?
- What needs to be changed in my house?
- What do I feed my puppy?
- How do I train it?
- How do I make sure my children are in control?
Dog breeds good for children above the age of 10
have a vast amount of stamina and energy and can get bored if they have nothing to do. They love playing with children, but due to their size they are not recommended to small children as they can easily knock them over.
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are extremely intelligent and very lively dogs. They excel in agility skills, obedience, frisbee and sheepdog trials. To a Border Collie, a child is sheep without wool, so it will try to herd the child every time it ‘escapes from the fold’. This is why border collies are only recommended to families with children above the age of 10, who are capabale of dealing with such situations. Beside their strong herding instincts, Border Collies make great family pets and get on with children very well.
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are very even tempered, calm and love children. However, as younger kids might try to ride the dog, which can seriously damage its long back, this breed is only recommended for older children, who understand that a Basset Hound is not a toy to ride.
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Bernese Mountain Dog
are very gentle and caring with children, provided that the child is old enough to treat them the same way. Bernese Mountain Dogs may inadvertently knock over a child due to their massive size, but they will be perfect mates for children above the age of 10.
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are often described as naturally protective, tender and tolerant with children. At the same time, this breed is one of the largest of all breeds, which means that they sometimes accidentally knock children over or slap them with their long and happy tails. They are a perfect match for older children.
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