Dogs provide love, affection, and companionship to everyone. Having a pet can teach children compassion, caring and responsibility.
What dog breeds are best for a growing family and children? Here are a list some of the breeds considered the best for families!
Golden Retriever – Golden Retrievers are known to be calm and patient dogs. Perfect for families with small children! This breed needs a lot of exercise, which is perfect for getting kids involved! They can take on the responsibility of walking and playing with them. Both dog and child will love that! Golden retrievers are known to be fun-loving, obedient, and affectionate.
Cocker Spaniel – A smaller dog might be what you’re looking for; the cocker spaniel is a loving, affectionate and entertaining medium breed. They’re love of playing, fun-loving personality and smaller size might be perfect for your family! They bond well with humans, children especially! Cocker spaniels are perfect for domestic life; they’re not as high maintenance or demanding as other spaniel breeds.
Labrador Retriever – Labradors are one of the most popular breeds! They’re silly, loyal, affectionate, playful, and all-around great dogs for families. The do have a tendency to over-eat, so be careful letting your kids give them too many treats. Labrador are perfect for an active family, they require lots of exercise, love to play and respond every well to training. Labradors also LOVE to swim!
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel – These sweet smaller breeds are sweet, gentle, and calm. They enjoy regular exercise and being groomed. Though they’re playful and lovely, they would be best suited to a quieter or more sensitive child; not usually being big fans of rough play or rambunctious games. Saying that, they are well-known to love kids and become very attached to their owners – big and small!
Irish Setter – An Irish setter would be a perfect fit for an active family – or one who wants to be! These dogs are very energetic and will motivate their owners to be and stay active! If you have small children and get this breed as a puppy, it’s likely they’ll grow up together! Irish setters are known to have long life spans, make great companions and are great with children.
Beagle – Beagles are cute, seriously cute! This social breed are loving by nature and love to play! Perfect for a home with children. Beagles are known to love people, other dogs, and just thrive with companionship. Because of this, a home which is likely to be empty during the day is probably not he best fit. Beagles can get lonely when left alone for too long. So, if you are stay at home, have smaller children, and want a goofy playmate for them, a beagle is a great choice!
A Mutt – No, that’s not the name of an exotic breed! We mean a mixed breed pooch! Adopting from a shelter will likely mean you get a mixed breed dog and what better lesson to teach children? Compassion, responsibility, kindness and the importance of dogs being for life – not just a birthday or holiday. Make sure to speak to the shelter to make sure they have a mixed breed that will be suitable for family life – and get on making some awesome memories with your new addition!
Please do bear in mind that everything in this post is strictly advisory and has been gathered from various reputable sources from the internet. We’re not vets, and you should always seek professional advice if you ever have concerns.
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