Guide to Pet Dog Breeds
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Choosing the right pet dog breed for families with children

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Child Friendly Dogs Which are suitable for children


Dogs good with babies Dogs compatible with babies


Dog and Puppies for Kids Baby Friendly Dog Breeds


Dogs Good with Babies Dogs Suitable for Children


Large size dogs who are kid friendly



Large Sized Dogs good with Babies
It is very important your dog should be taught to be quiet and restrained around new babies, no jumping or barking, get the dog familiar with the new smells and noises associated with a new baby. Any new baby or small child should be encouraged to be calm and gentle around your dog especially if they are puppies. As a precaution it might be advisable to muzzle your dog during early meetings and avoid any reaction from the babies sudden movements or noisy reactions.

Some Large Sized Dog Breeds suitable for families with babies.

Labrador Retriever -
A kind natured dog not aggressive, intelligent and easy to train learning commands very quickly.
Reliable, trustworthy, calm, friendly, gentle and confident. A very popular dog that is very eager to please you and is always ready to have fun.

Golden Retrievers
This is another breed that has a lot of energy and will want to play for hours. Golden retrievers are intelligent, easy to train,loyal, and with a life span of 10-12 year will be a long time family member.

Rough Collies
Collies make great family pets because they love to be with people, and love to be part of the family. They are great with children and often take a special interest in them. A highly intelligent dog that is easy to train, they will bond quickly and easily with a family and easily become watchful and protective of the home.

English Setters
Graceful, elegant dogs with plenty of energy
. Friendly dog, excellent with children, has a soft mouth but can be lively and exhuberant.

Dogs that are quiet, intelligent, playful and fun to be around, they are a great choice for a family with children. Easy to train they are dedicated and easily become devoted to a family whilst sometimes being reserved around strangers. With their smooth coat they reqiure little grooming.

Large Dog Breeds. (It must be realised that large dogs are capable of knocking over small children, but many large dogs prove to be very patient, long suffering and protective with small children)

For further information about dog breeds visit our Popular Dog Breeds page

Suitable Small Sized Dogs for:- Babies ---- Toddlers ---- Children

Suitable Medium Sized Dogs for:- Babies ---- Toddlers ---- Children

Suitable Large Sized Dogs for:- Babies ---- Toddlers ---- Children



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Dogs For Your Lifestyle.
Dog Breeds that will best suit your needs (little or lots of exercise, little grooming, elderly owners, easily trained, suitable in flats etc.)