Are you a dog person or you probably have kids in your house? Choosing the right dog is not easy and can be a real problem. You never know what a dog is thinking; obviously, so you never really know what dog to buy so he or she can be part of the family, protect you, play with you and be harmless to kids all at the same time. This particular list discusses ten such dogs.
These dogs are everything an everyday dog should have, they are fantastic breeds and they are perfectly safe to have kids around. You can easily train these dogs to your liking, no problem at all. Again, these are popular opinions. I hope the article proves useful to you and your family.
1 – THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER
The golden retriever makes it to the top of this list. It is not as big as the previous dog but is as confident, kind and loyal as they come. It’s characteristics lie somewhere between timid and aggressive. The best thing about this guy is that it is extremely patient, so you can do whatever and it wouldn’t react; don’t cross the boundaries though. What is the most important thing you need to handle kids? Patience; and these dogs have it all. You should know that this dog needs a lot of exercise which also makes it perfect for playing with at all times.
2 – LABRADOR RETRIEVER
The Labrador Retriever is perhaps the most popular breeds when it comes to dogs and it owes that to good reason. These dogs are loving, kind, loyal and playful. You can reliable on these dogs without a shred of doubt; they won’t let you down. On top of that, they are really beautiful and intelligent. Although a little big in size when it comes to your kids, which can be a little intimidating at first, but spend some time with it and you will know that there is absolutely nothing to worry about.
3 – THE POODLE
Poodle is a very sweet and a gentle dog. You know they really don’t care about anything when you see them in all these weird haircuts by their owners for all sorts of dog shows and everything. The best thing about these dogs is that they shed very little hair, so if your kids are allergic to dog hair, you really don’t have much to worry about. However, they require a lot of grooming every now and then. They are proud and elegant with beautiful nature and a lot of patience. They are very playful and are never bored which makes it a perfect friend for your kids.
4 – IRISH SETTER
These dogs, the Irish Setter love to be around people. They are loving and very playful and mostly known for their red coat. This dog is a perfect playmate for your kids. One thing to know about the Irish Setters is that they need a lot of exercise and if you have an energetic kid with you, he will always have someone to play with. The Irish Setter is also very easily trainable and you can do it at home in your own backyard without any professional help. They are really smart.
5 – THE VIZSLA
Yeah I know this is a weird name and perhaps most of you haven’t even heard of it but that doesn’t change the fact that it is one of the best companions to have for your kids. The Vizsla are very gentle, quiet and affectionate. They are easily trainable and very obedient; stop them from something and they will not do it again which is an indicator of intelligence. It bonds with people very easily since it really is THAT friendly. The best part is that it is not very smelly too; something that bothers most of the pet owners.
6 – THE NEWFOUNDLAND
This guy, the newfoundland is known as the protector of nature. They are very friendly towards kids and tend to be very protective of them as well. They are gentle and very patient and that’s like a perfect combo of characteristics if you are looking for a family dog. Unlike most dogs, they don’t mind being around other dogs as well. They tend to fall in love with their kind just as easily as anything else. The only problem is that they drool and shed a lot so having them outdoors in a big yard is preferred and if any of you are allergic, then it might not be a good idea.
7 – THE COLLIE
Do you remember Lassie in the movie? Well, this was the breed that Lassie was and you saw how they are. These guys are very predictable and loving. They hardly ever bite and you can train them easily. If you are unfamiliar with dogs, these are the best to start with. They are very loyal and would absolutely do anything if it pleases their owners. They are known to be very loving towards children. The thing with this dog is that it may try to herd your children, which is funny, but please don’t encourage that.
8 – THE BULL TERRIER
One thing that you should know is that a Bull Dog and a Bull Terrier are not in the same league of dogs. See, this one was original bred to be a companion dog. They are very friendly towards children and adults. One thing about this dog is that it has an extremely high threshold for pain, so if your kids are new to dogs, a few accidents won’t matter to this dog. They are loving and kind, so they pretty much are a perfect family dog.
9 – THE BEAGLE
The beagle are original kept for hunting purposes so they are very active. If you have a house full of active kids then this dog is the perfect companion for them. They are sturdy and are hardly ever tired. They are smart and happy dogs, bound to lighten up the place with their presence. They do require a lot of brushing and bathing though but that’s they only thing you really need to worry about.
10 – THE BULL DOG
The Bull Dog is very sturdy and can easily manage kids who are new to dogs. Also, please do not confuse this one with The Bull Terrier or The Pit Bull. All three of them are very different. These dogs are very friendly and loyal towards adults and children alike. The good thing about this guy is that if you already have a dog, or are planning to bring in a new one, it will not take a lot of time to warm up to him. They are very loving towards humans and other dogs.