Dog child: tips for choosing a breed of puppy

The website “” has already talked about what pet is best for the child. Our reader Swety writes that your choice of animal for his son gave it to the dog, “but the breed of dog we choose. Help us in this!”

Swety, I think that the problem of choice of dog breed for child care not only You, so we published material on this subject!

Small dogs

Small dog breeds is a good choice for families with children. The child will be able to keep it on a leash and to play fearlessly.

Usually small dogs are very active and agile – perfect partners for games and running around! And modest size help to keep this face, even in a small apartment!

  • Pug. Mopsik mind – a real toy! Velvet skin with folds, eyes-buttons, rolled lovely ring tail… attached To this a very communicative, kind and cheerful character!
  • Poodle miniature. The poodle is a lively, playful dog, easily converging with children and train well (no wonder the poodles – classic members of the circus performances).
  • Maltese. The first Association with a dog – probably a quiet old lady, not a child! But a dog of this breed suitable for families with children, if the parents want to avoid – noisy fuss and loud barking is a peaceful, non-aggressive dog.
  • The Pekingese. The Pekingese also has a calm nature, but he is very affectionate to the owners and very much in need communication and affection. He’s smart and probably allowed the child to stroke his long hair!
  • The Bichon Frise. This breed is still not very usual in our expanses, but think about it – especially if we are talking about a dog for the girls! She is very affectionate, fluffy and sweet. The main feature of this breed – it doesn’t shed and her fur has a characteristic smell, so the breed is “” can recommend for children with allergies.

Big and smart dog

Of course, those who have never kept a big dog, it might seem an odd choice of a large dog for a child.

Pet is a strong, movable, and the jaws full of sharp teeth – as well as this “monster” will misunderstand a child’s prank or overplay their hand in a friendly embrace? But there are breeds of dogs that these fears were groundless!

Yes, the child is unlikely alone to walk her on a leash.

But there are large dogs, able to endure childishness, it is wise to treat the child, the real hairy teachers!

  • Collie. Classic dog-“nurse”. Fun, playful, at the same time smart and trainable. About this dog it is no exaggeration to say that she loves children!
  • Newfoundland. Large, serious and intelligent dog. Dogs of this breed are working rescuers in the mountains – hence their innate sense of danger, the desire to protect his people. Newfoundland understands the weakness and helplessness of the baby, he is a good psychologist – to be afraid for the child with a dog of this breed is not worth it!
  • The St. Bernard. This shaggy giant not be called playful, he is unlikely to run a lot himself to contrive mischief. But thanks to its calm, gentle nature he will never get mad at the kid, he replusive wool or bored with games! This breed can be recommended even in a family with a preschooler (of course, if there is a sufficient housing space to accommodate both a large dog and an active toddler!).
  • The Airedale Terrier. Not too big, but smart, loves to run, play, move… It is a good choice of dog for the older child (10 years old) – with an Airedale, he will be able to walk and keep him on a leash!
  • Dalmatian. Different mobility and love games, walking, running. It is possible to successfully train. Best host for Dalmatian boy over 10-12 years, which will be engaged in education and walks!

What kind of dog for a child to have undesirable?

A categorical “no” — fighting breeds (boxer, bulldog, pit bull, Rottweiler). The risk of a bite or injury to a dog, even a properly trained, is always there!

In question – dog security, service, hunting breeds (husky, husky, shepherd, etc.). By nature these dogs are not aggressive, and the training is also possible, but they don’t have the patience and wisdom to all children’s pranks, and the child may not understand what drives the dog out of patience!

These rocks are rather suitable for teenager.

For a small child shouldn’t have miniature dogs (toy-Terrier, Spitz, etc.).

The baby may be in the game to pin down a tiny creature, especially while the dog is still a puppy!

In General, the minimum recommended age of the child, when to get a puppy is 5-6 years. Prior to that, he will perceive the living entity is just like a regular toy, insignificantly different from Teddy!

Author – Dasha Blinova, site

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