How do you decide which dogs are great dogs for children? Looks are not the primary reason, for sure. Check out these factors and breeds before you take your next pooch home.
Mutts Make Great Dogs For Children
You may be thinking a purebred is the way to go, but don’t sell mixed breeds short. When it comes to loving on and caring for your child, mutts are a great choice. Shelter dogs and rescue dogs are looking for forever homes and forever families. Most are eager to please and once they settle in, are very loyal. Consider your family first. Match the dog to your needs, not vice versa.
Consider these three factors when researching great dogs for children.
First, what is the dog’s temperament? They all have personalities, and you can tell right away if a dog is shy, playful, calm, and or outgoing. Look for your best fit.
Next, what about the size? Do you have any restrictions where you live? If your child is small, is the dog be too big? Small dogs tend to be rowdy and easily excited, while bigger dogs are more submissive.
Thirdly, think about the energy level of your new dog. Do you travel a lot? Is someone available to exercise a high energy dog if you’re not there?
Maybe a couch potato dog is better, calm and subdued.
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The Golden Retriever
The Labrador Retriever
Vizslas Are Great Dogs For Children
The Bull Terrier
Which is your favorite? I love mixed breeds for sure; I have two Lab mixes and a Chow/Golden mix. All three are loving, but I do need to watch my young female, I think she is a herding breed mixture as she loves to nip at the heels of visitors.
Here are some tips on adopting more than one dog.