When you are looking to add a new, furry life to the family, there are several aspects of the animal you should consider. Anytime you plan to bring a dog into a family with small children, you have to be conscientious of the breed and temperament of the pet.
Man’s best friend is not always the best at playing baby’s best friend. Here is a list of some of the most suitable dog breeds for growing families. Read through, and get a better idea of just what sort of animal you might choose to add to the household.
A mutt can be the perfect fit for a range of families. Your local animal shelter has no shortage of mutts that are just as loving and loyal as any purebred dog. Spend some time with a prospective dog, and find just the right temperament for your family’s energy levels.
The universe’s best solution to toddler’s best friend is the Golden Retriever. The breed is a confident, intelligent, kind, and extremely loyal dog. Golden Retrievers are not aggressive, but they are not shy.
Expect this pet to play outside with the kids. They are great at frisbee, and super affectionate, obedient companions. Their golden coats will require thorough hygiene and a good brushing twice a week to minimize any odors or dander in the house.
As one of the most popular family dog breeds, the Labrador Retriever is a playful, loving, and loyal friend to humans of all shapes and sizes. Labs are super smart and easily trained.
The Labrador Retriever does require plenty of exercise, so make sure the family is up to a little outdoor fun. They love to swim, and their shorter coats make their fur more easily maintained than other breeds.
You may have never heard of a Vizsla, but it is one of the best breeds for families with active young children. They are super lively dogs, but have a gentle manner about them that is both loyal and affectionate.
The Vizsla is a confident, intelligent, and supremely obedient dog breed that loves to form new bonds and learn new tricks. Keep in mind that it does not take much to correct this dog as they are very sensitive.
Beagles are small and perfect for kids to cuddle. Their calm temperament makes them one of the best choices for families with children. They never get too tired to play, and the Beagle is an excellent companion animal. Remember… Snoopy was a Beagle!
It is helpful to know that Beagle are shedders. They require frequent bathing and plenty of upkeep for their fickle coats.