When considering bringing a dog to your family you have to make sure that this dog is suitable for all family members, especially if you have children. Some people believe that dogs cannot be brought up with children while others feel that it is safe. We believe that there are some breeds that are better dealing with children than others, so here are 5 dog breeds suitable for growing up with children.
Beagles are very fun to be around children. They have such a strong build that they can take your kid’s playing around, although they have a small body. Make sure that they don’t share their food with them as they are prone to obesity. Read more on dangers of dog obesity.
Energetic and affectionate, Boxers love kids like no other. They need a lot of exercise but I am sure that your kids will take care of that.
Also known as Lassie, the Collie is a great family dog. This breed is protective of their humans, gentle and can easily be trained. So know that your children are in good hands.
One of the most popular dog breeds. Retrievers are known to be very smart and can easily be trained. They are also very friendly, caring and can get along with anyone in the house.
Yes, mutts! Mixed breeds can sometimes be better than pure breeds as they combine qualities from different breeds. Just try visit any dog shelter and make sure that you know all about the dogs there before choosing. Mutts can be very caring and loyal as most of them are abandoned at such a young age. Check here a list of shelters in Cairo if you would like to adopt a dog in Cairo, Egypt.
Needless to say, the list above is not the only list of breeds suited for children, there are many more of course. However those were selected due to factors of popularity and recommendations from specialized dog behaviorists.
Remember that you shall not leave your child unsupervised with any dog unless your child is old enough. Read more on the benefits of raising your child with a dog pet.
Written by Farah Khaled
Sources: Cesar’s Way , iHeart Dogs