Mixing children and dogs in the family home is something that should be approached with much care and caution. When this partnership works, it can create a unique bond between the child and your dog and ultimately enrich a family. There is however, a great risk attached to many dog breeds when interacting with children and each year we hear stories of this kind of relationship going very badly wrong.
If you do want to introduce a dog into the family home, you will need to be very selective about which breed you choose. some dog breeds are more placid than others, more robust and ultimately more child-friendly, than others. Let’s take a look at 3 of the best dog breeds which you should be looking at if you want to add a fur legged friend into the family home.
Bulldogs are very lovable and they make for one of the best dogs to be around children. Much like with a child, you will find Bulldogs to be boisterous, playful and highly amusing and they will interact very well with your child. These dogs are generally very calm by nature and like to play and be played with. Another reason why this is a great dog for kids is that they can take a bit of a rough and tumble, something which your child is sure to give it. Bulldogs are incredibly loyal and will form a great bond with your child.
Beagles are incredibly loyal dogs which make for the perfect companion for your child. The energy which your Beagle will have is perfect for an active child and in your child the Beagle will find someone who they will respect, look after and most importantly, attach themselves to. The cuteness of these dogs should not be overlooked and the fact that they are not too large makes them the perfect sidekick for your child. In spite of their small size, Beagles are incredibly robust and can take whatever your child throws at it.
These dogs might look big and powerful but in reality they are just big softies at heart and will be the perfect pal for your child. These friendly and lovable dogs are incredibly exuberant and have bags fill of energy for playing and running about. The Golden Retriever is an incredible smart dog and it can sniff out danger and learn new things very quickly. This dog breed is the most popular to use as guide dogs because of their high levels of intelligence and their loyal devotion, both characteristics which both your family, and your child can benefit from. Golden Retrievers will fin deter place within your family and they love to be surrounded by familiar faces, the dog will perhaps be shy at first, but once it has learned its role within the family, you will see the very best side of this remarkable dog breed.
Make sure that you do plenty of research before you buy a dog for the family home.