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The Top Five Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
Jordan Walker is very passionate about animals. As the lead content curator for Coops and Cages and other pet-related blog sites, he has written several articles about them and other various topics. In this post, he shares information on the best dog breeds that you can have if you have children at home.
There are several movies and TV series in which the main star is a dog. Though they are fun to watch, you should not base your choices on these shows. There are many things you have to consider when choosing a dog breed. You need to understand its disposition, temperament, energy level and size, as well as your family’s lifestyle. Also, you need to ask the breeder regarding the breed you are about to get for your family. So without further ado, here are the top five dog breeds that you can get for your kids.
Bulldogs have a tough, sturdy frame, which is perfect for children who love to horseplay. But if you are looking for an energetic pooch, then this is not the best choice. Bulldogs are friendly, gentle, and loyal. They can get along with other pets and breeds too. They can live in small apartments, as well as the big ones.
If you are familiar with Snoopy’s best friend, Woodstock, then you definitely have a little idea of how this breed looks like. Originally, beagles were hunting dogs. However, dog owners nowadays keep this canine breed as a pet. Beagles are perfect playmates for the active kids. They are strong and never get tired of playing. They are friendly, jolly and smart, which allows them to easily get along with other animals. But still, you need to give them regular bath as they tend to shed.
Many people thought that they are aggressive because of their appearance. But actually, the Bull Terrier is one of the gentlest dogs that you can get. They are the best companion not only for adults, but also for kids. They can resist pain, which make them a perfect choice for rowdy kids, who are starting to learn how to treat dogs properly.
The Bull Terrier is a bit noisy. If you don’t play dog games with them, they may cause commotions in your house. Though they are a bit unruly sometimes, rest assured they will protect you and your children in times of trouble.
Lassie, the famous dog in the family-oriented TV series of the same name, is a dog that belongs to this breed. Collies are gentle and easy to train, making it perfect for first timers. They rarely bite that make them an ideal choice for those who have kids. The good thing about this breed is that they are affectionate and protective.
Though they are mild-mannered, Collies were originally bred as a herding dog. Hence, don’t be afraid if your dog tries to herd your children. However, you must train your pooch not to herd your kids, even if it can be very reliable, especially if you are taking care a lot of kids. Since Collies have long fur, you need to give your dog proper and regular grooming to make it look neat and pleasant.
Often called as the “Nature’s Babysitter”, this breed is a kid-lover and is very protective of them. People define the Newfoundland dog breed as the Mother Teresa of dogs because of its kind, gentle and patient traits.
Families who have large open spaces in their houses can adopt this canine. Though they shed excessively and drool, they prefer staying inside and close to their masters. They are good swimmers and save lives of many people during emergencies.
Now you know some of the best dog breeds that you can get for your family, it will be easier for you to choose one that suits your family’s lifestyle. With these breeds, not only is your house protected from burglars and other wrongdoers, you can also rely on them in times of need.
Author: Jordan Walker
Jordan is the lead content curator for Coops and Cages as well as a couple of other pet-related blogs. His passion for animals is only paired with his love for “attempting” to play the guitar. If you would like to catch more of him, you can by following his Twitter account: @JordanWalker82