Originally posted 2017-01-23 17:00:07.
Kids grow fast, and they sometimes need some responsibility, and still a good companion to play, so dogs tend to be the preferred pet for most families. But, there are a number of facts to take into consideration, including, but certainly not limited to: the size, temperament, energy label and time to dedicate to it and which are possible best kid friendly dogs.
Dogs can be very independent once they are comfortable with their family, and have all of their needs covered: food, sleeping place, gaming time, space for recreation, space for their “bathroom” needs, safe space to go when scared, and of course lots of love.
Most dogs, when they are well attended, loved and cared for, are patient, loving, protective, and reliable.
There are so many differences between breeds, so evaluate your family’s needs and be honest about the time and dedication that you can provide, so the dog is matched to your family as well as possible from the start. Some demand lots of play and activity, while others are just happy to lay on the couch with you; all dogs deserve some form of attention.
The biggest recommendation for choosing a dog is to adopt, because adopted dogs tend to be more grateful and you are also saving a life and giving love to an animal who may have never had any love before they meet you and your family.
What to know about kid friendly dogs
- Temperament – This is the dog’s personality. You must be looking for an agreeable temperament. For example, a calmer dog has the ability to form strong bonds and be a great companion for your kids.
- Size: Take into consideration the space you’ll have available for the dog, a dog in a tiny place will feel uncomfortable and have strange behavior. There is also a mistaken myth about big dog being aggressive, this is by far a totally fake fact, big dogs tend to be docile, instead of small dogs who tend to be more restless and can be prone to protective of only one person, rather than a whole family.
- Energy level – Puppies, of course, will be more energetic than adults dogs, but also are going to be more teachable, than an adult one, especially if they are adopted with different not-so-great habits. Big dogs like Golden or Labrador retrievers can be very calm dogs, they have their time to play, but generally they are quiet; in opposition for example of Poodles, who have a tremendous amount of energy, especially of they are still young.
So, for numerous reasons we have a top 10 short list that can make your job easily. Your family safety is important, but also the comfort, respect and love for these humble animals are, possible kid friendly dogs could be:
- Golden Retriever
- Labrador Retriever
- Irish Setter
- Bull Terrier
- Bull Dog
Whatever your family’s preferences are, doing some research before you select a dog will prove the best for you and that animal. Finding a companion that fits your family will ensure that creature will stay with your family for their entire life!