Ready to Adopt? The Best Dog Breeds for Families with Young Children

Adopting a new pet can bring both love and priceless memories to the entire family. Before buying your newest four-legged family member, it’s important you educate yourself on dog types and varying temperaments. Finding the best fit for your family can be tricky, so here are a few breeds that will love your kids just as much as your kids will love them!

Beagles

Beagles are not very territorial and will share the house well with other pets. These animals are playful around children and need a lot of exercise in order to remain happy. Beagles require a healthy diet to avoid disease, weight gain and unnecessary vet visits so keep them active!

Collies

Collies

Collies are protectors. They make a great watchdog and will keep your family safe. They are gentle around children and have plenty of energy to keep up with them morning and night. They make great companion dogs for both kids and the elderly. Collies are known to shed their coats and should be brushed daily.

Labradors

Labradors

Labs are one of the most popular dogs in the doggie world. Many pet owners praise these animals for their loving nature and ability to do well with children. They love to run, play, chase balls and go on walks with their family. Because they are usually bred with shorter hair, you won’t have to worry about excessive shedding.

German Shepherds

German Shepherds

Shepherds make great family pets because they are both intelligent and easily trained. They also offer an additional safety feature to family members as many police jurisdictions use these animals in law enforcement. They are quick to learn new commands and fiercely loyal to their family. They have a lot of energy, so your kids will love trying to keep up with them.

Siberian Huskies

Siberian Huskies

Huskies are both extremely athletic and intelligent. They are a lovable and compassionate pet. The Husky is a child-friendly dog that loves attention from everyone. Huskies enjoy playing, whether outdoors or inside the home. They are gentle mannered and love to be with others.

Pit Bulls

Pit Bulls

Pit Bulls are stereotyped as one of the worst offending dog types in the world. These dogs developed a bad reputation over the years from illegal dog fighting. This is hardly the case. They are one of the most mistreated dog breeds. Pits show extreme loyalty and devotion to others when treated right. This breed also does exceptionally well around children. They enjoy being cuddled and having playtime.

Choosing the right dog for your family is an important decision and one that should be considered with research and care. Even with a mild temperament, all dogs require proper training, veterinarian care, exercise and lots and lots of love in order to stay happy. Teach your children the right way to take care of your new dog and they’ll surely create countless memories with their new friend.

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