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Best Dogs for Kids/Best Family Dogs

Introducing a furry friend in your family is an important decision requiring careful consideration as to which dog breed to choose. First of all, make sure that everyone else in the family is up for getting a dog and that each and everyone understands how to behave towards the dog and knows his responsibilities.

Getting a new dog is a permanent life-changing situation and although some dogs are infinitely patient with children and possess the instinct to protect them, still the dog needs to be trained a bit.

While our blog’s mascot is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, these tips apply for any breed.

Beagle

Medium sized, energetic, friendly and sometimes stubborn family members – the main characteristics of a beagle. They tolerate childish behavior and consider this play time so it will be great to have both your children and your dog get tired by playing together.

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Boston Terrier

Due to the tuxedo-colors and appearance, the Boston Terrier is also called the American Gentleman. They are small in size, full of energy and affectionate and loving. Although they were bred as fighters in the past they are more of lovers actually. Also, the dog’s very thin coat will give you almost no trouble at all while cleaning around the house.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels create a close bond with their owners and are quite affectionate. They are perfect for kids as they require persistent physical attention and adore belly-rubs and cuddling sessions. It’s easy to train them, but always watch out for their hereditary gaming attitude.

Golden Retriever

Who’s a good boy? Needless to say that Golden Retrievers are the most popular and best family dogs out there. Hollywood approves this! They are low-maintenance in terms or rigorous training, they are smart, and they are friendly and extremely tolerant. Retrievers are among the friendliest dog breeds out there so a family can’t go wrong getting one.

Brittany

This breed was formerly known as Brittany Spaniel and although they make great family dogs they are more suitable for active families. These dogs are athletic and must be active constantly in order to stay happy. Their minds are oriented on tasks, so that means that they are easy to train and love listening to commands, but when left alone they can create a bit of mess. If you have a family member that can accompany your Brittany all day long, then this is the dog for you.

Bernese Mountain Dog

These gentle giants have a very calm and peaceful nature despite their large size. Bernese MD’s are ideal for big houses with large yards so it’s not good to get one if you have limited space in your home. Farm work was what they were originally meant for and thus remained easy to train and obedient. Whenever a child is in jeopardy, all that peacefulness will turn to something else because they are a protective kind of dogs.

Basset Hound

Similar to the Beagles, Basset Hounds tend to be stubborn and although they are hunting-dogs they are much lazier and slow-paced. Training them takes patience but it’s worth it if you want one of this loving creature to be your new family member.

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