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Top 10 Dog Breeds for Children

Dogs make excellent household companions. When a child sees a puppy, he will never stop pestering you until you bring one home. A dog can be a child’s most loyal friend. They can spend endless hours playing together and never tiring out. They say a child who grows up with a dog by his side is truly lucky because he is able to share his life and memories with a loyal and devoted canine friend.

Having a dog in the house can also teach your children important values in life such as loyalty, love and responsibility. These are values which will be deeply ingrained in your child as he grows to adulthood.

Although dogs have been domesticated and are used to a life with humans, not all dog breeds are patient and tolerant with children. There are dog breeds which can thrive well with children compared to other dog breeds. We want the best for our kids and giving them a dog that can play with them and tolerate their rough play and be their loyal friend for life is one of the best gifts we can offer them. Dogs love kids and they can be more affectionate and protective towards them compared to the adult members of the pack.

Dogs possess different personalities and if you are looking out for the best dog breed for your child, this list can give you some of the best breeds of dogs that have shared a wonderful lifetime with children.

Some of the best dog breeds for children include—

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Please consult the services of a Professional Dog Trainer, Behaviorist or Veterinarian before implementing any of the advice contained on this site.