Your children will most probably adore a new pet in the house, especially a pup. In fact, your kids may already be asking you about getting a dog or a cat. If you decided to go ahead and get a puppy, you are probably wondering which breed to choose. As you are probably aware, some breeds are friendlier towards kids than others. This is why it is very important to pick a dog breed that has the ability to tolerate children even when they are bothering the dog. The temper of the dog is very important. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of getting a puppy for your kids and then talk about the best 3 dog breeds for children. They won’t do your homework for you, but they will reward you with their unconditional love.
Benefits of Getting a Dog for Your Family
Everyone knows that a dog is very useful when it comes to protecting your property. Dogs are also very fun to play with, of course. But there are many more benefits to getting a dog for your family. Your children will benefit greatly. Here is how:
- Your dog will give your kids all his love and will protect them from harm if necessary.
- Dogs teach young children responsibility.
- Your new dog will help your child cooperate better.
- Dogs always make toddlers laugh and forget about crying.
- Your kids will never be alone in the house when you are away.
- Some breeds can play with children all day long.
Truth be told, having a dog in or around the house can be one of the most pleasant things you can do for your kids. Now that you know how a dog can help your children, let’s take a look at the three most kid-friendly dog breeds.
The Beagle is our favorite dog breeds, especially if one has small children. Yes, Beagles were bred to be hunters originally. However, this dog is intelligent, loving and very adorable. Let’s be honest; Beagles are extremely lovable. In general, this dog is anywhere from 13 to 15 inches at the shoulder. They are sturdy and well-built for their size. And you get to pick the color, of course: tricolor, lemon, red and white, etc. The Beagle is a “merry” dog. His face looks like it is always smiling, something toddlers simply adore. And let’s not forget that this dog breed is curious, energetic, clever and companionable. These traits make the Beagle the best choice for a family dog.
The Golden Retriever
The Golden Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States. This Scottish gundog is simply beautiful. And it has many more traits that make it a perfect choice for a family dog. Even though this breed is muscular and has been bred for hunting and hard work, the Golden Retriever has an impressive love of life and a breathtaking love for children. This dog is loyal and smart. He will keep your kids safe no matter what. He will play with them for hours because this breed needs stimulation (it is a very energetic breed). It’s worth mentioning that the Golden Retriever is kind and not aggressive, unless provoked. Its obedience and affectionate nature are two great traits that make this breed perfect for a family with children.
Everyone knows what a Poodle is, probably remembering the funny haircuts these dogs receive. However, not many people know that the Poodle is actually a very gentle and smart dog. Both the miniature version and the standard size version have these two traits. If you want a small dog, you can’t go wrong with the miniature Poodle. This dog breed is obedient and responsive. Also, this breed sheds very little, so it is recommended for children with allergies. A caring and loyal dog, the Poodle is not aggressive. However, he will protect your children if necessary because this breed is not easily scared by strangers. And did you know that Poodle dogs are adventurous and extremely playful? Your kids won’t get bored while this proud dog is around.
Did You Consider a Mutt?
While pure breeds are preferred in most cases, mutts have their benefits too. A mutt can have traits from two or more dog breeds. They can be caring, loving, smart, and playful. It won’t be able to give you thesis help, but a dog you save from the pound will reward you with his affection for his entire life. If you want to adopt a mutt, you just need to watch his temperament around children. Mutts are not as predictable as a pure breed, but they often prove to be more lovable and more protective of children.