Top 10 Best Friendly Dogs for Families with Kids
All children sooner or later get the idea of getting a dog. And a pet goes to good use - it is both a companion in games, and an opportunity to teach the child responsibility and care for another living creature. However, not all dogs are suitable for living in the same house with children. Therefore, we present you 10 good dogs for the family.
This is a small and friendly dog that needs a moderate amount of activity. It will gladly play with children and will get along with other pets, even if they are cats. The breed is playful and loves to be in the company of people. They need to play, even if it's just bringing a stick or a Frisbee.
The Golden Retriever is a classic family pet. They are quick-witted, well-trained and friendly. This dog will readily play with children and other pets.
But you have to keep in mind that such a pet gives a lot of hair. If there are family members who are allergic, it makes sense to check first if they are allergic to dog hair.
Another classic example of a family dog. It's a pretty active breed, so it won't suit homebodies. But if you like to take the family outdoors for nature walks, the Lab will make a great companion for all your outings.
The Corgi is a moderately active breed that will suit even families with older people. They are playful and friendly, becoming attached to their owners and other pets. Their small size makes it easy to keep them in an apartment.
But be prepared for a dog that sheds constantly. The problem can be solved by regular brushing.
If you are not ready to play with your dog all the time and are looking for a quieter breed, the Newfoundland may be a great option. They have a very laid-back personality and are friendly but also very protective of their owners and home.
But you have to be prepared for seasonal shedding and constant drooling. This is a large breed, and it is advisable to keep it in your home. Also, if you have a little kid, keep in mind that a large dog can unintentionally knock him down while playing.
Cocker spaniels are well suited for apartment living. They need moderate activity, playing with children is enough for them. But before taking such a puppy, consider whether you are ready to take care of his hair - the cocker spaniel has it quite long and needs regular brushing to avoid tangles.
Bulldogs are a good example of puppies for families who have not kept dogs before. They are fairly calm, but games and activity are necessary to keep the dog fit. Bulldogs will not run around like crazy, preferring quiet games.
However, if you live in a hot climate, keep in mind that a bulldog can easily overheat because of its short nose.
If you are purposefully looking for an active puppy, consider the Boxer. It is a playful and intelligent breed that is easy to train and teach different tricks. For a little child, this breed is not very suitable, but for older children, it is the best. Boxer will gladly play with them all day long.
A bonus benefit is that they have a short coat that requires almost no special care.
An adorable breed that is also easy to teach commands and different tricks. Collie will be happy to play with children all day, and in the evening will lie with you on the couch in front of the TV. Collies are absolutely adorable, but you'll have to put up with seasonal shedding.
If you're not ready to pay a large sum for a purebred puppy, get a mongrel from a shelter. They will become loyal friends and companions for the whole family.
As a side benefit, they've already shown their character during their time at the shelter, so volunteers can help you find a calm or energetic dog to suit your needs.
The only disadvantage of mongrels is that if you take a puppy, you can only assume the size of the dog as an adult. However, shelters employ experienced people who can make a fairly accurate guess.
And once you've decided on a pet and taken it home, you can celebrate by commissioning a pet portrait. Your new family member can be portrayed as a royal or a Victorian lady - the pet's muzzle will be attached to a real portrait of a historical figure.