Best Dog Breeds For Kids

September 14, 2020

If you’re looking to buy a dog for your children, make sure it’s one that will suit their personality perfectly. Here are five dog breeds that match different needs your children might have.

Many of us had a fluffy best friend when we were growing up. Every kid should have a dog, and every dog should have a kid. Not only do they make super friends, but they teach kids a sense of responsibility.

If you’re considering adding a pup to the family, do you know which kid-friendly dog breed would be best for your child? Here are five kid-friendly pooches and the type of kid they’re great for.

Golden Retrievers

These fluffy pups are super gentle with kids and are known for their amazing bite pressure control. This automatically makes them a great choice for children.

If your kid is energetic and active, a Golden would be the perfect match. They’re filled with energy and love any bit of exercise from wrestling to running to swimming.

It’s a bonus that they’re extremely trainable and eager to please their humans. Your kid will get plenty of exercise and have the satisfaction of teaching your Retriever exciting tricks. They can also get involved in feeding and walking the pup.

Golden Retrievers mature at a chilled pace, so they’ll be a goofy, happy, puppy-like companion for your kid for many years.

Cocker Spaniels

A Cocker Spaniel would be a wonderful dog companion for a shy child. They’re not too large that your child would be intimidated, but not too small to be unhuggable.

Those fluffy coats are perfect for snuggling and comforting. Spaniels are also incredibly loyal. If one has bonded with your child, they’ll be friends for life.

Cockers can be shy too, but not when it comes to their humans. They have lovely temperaments but can be quite sensitive, so it’s important that your child treats their fluffy Spaniel with plenty of love and gentleness.

Labradoodles

Labradoodles are known to be great therapy dogs. It’s recommended to choose an adult Labradoodle whose background you know, as you never know if a puppy will turn out to be boisterous like a Labrador or more poodle-like.

This breed is amiable and intuitive, which is what makes them great therapy dogs. They’re highly intelligent and want to please their owners, which makes them very attentive to what their parent is feeling.

Although they can be boisterous, if they sense anxious energy coming from their human, they’ll happily sit and be hugged for a while.

Doodles will need exercise and mental stimulation, so it could be a super thing to pour your anxious child’s attention into. Letting them walk and feed the pup can be a remedy in itself.

Irish Setters

Some children are just more nurturing than others. If your caring kid wants a doggy friend, an Irish Setter could be the right fit.

Their sweet nature and flowing coats make them perfect for a child who needs a friend to hug, brush, and cuddle with.

At the same time, they love to play. An Irish Setter will keep your caring child active and having fun, and be happy to settle down for a good pampering later on.

Beagles

If your child is one who spends more time with his imaginary friends than in the real world, a bouncy Beagle will bring him right back down to earth.

These little guys and girls are sweet, curious, goofy, and very tolerant. Loyalty is huge with a Beagle, so if he bonds with your child, they’ll be buds forever.

He’ll be able to match your child’s energy and keep him attentive and present. Hopefully you now have a better idea of which furry friend would fit right into your family, so your new family member can feel right at home the moment they come home. Good luck!

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