Dogs and 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.
Small Dog Breeds suitable for families with babies.
King Charles Spaniel -
A generally playful dog that likes human company, but are sometimes
reserved with strangers. Affectionate and devoted to owners and
children, good with other pets and friendly towards unfamiliar
dogs, thrives on human contact and will love being part of your
are happy in big houses or small flats and are intelligent and
easy to train.
Medium sized dog that is friendly, energetic and keen to please.
Good with children and other dogs the Cocker Spaniel makes an
ideal family pet. Has lots of energy and can be trained with patience
Active, friendly, alert little dogs with an independent nature.Affectionate
and devoted to their owners, good with children and other animals
They live for human companionship; and have a have a sweet, gentle
disposition Their long coats can require high-maintenance grooming,
or they can be trimmed in a "puppy cut" which requires
A small dog that is sociable, homely, companionable and friendly
, their playful and clownish nature makes them ideal family pets.
Not overly intelligent which means patience is required when training..Has
a low exercise requirement but can be high-energy dogs that love
to cuddle. Can shed quite a bit which mighy require regular grooming,
patience is required when training.
A popular dog, good with children.
A small pretty and lively dog ideal as a companion or as a loving
easily socialised dog for families Its beautiful coat is prone
to frequent shedding and needs to be combed at least daily. These
dogs make wonderful lapdogs, and they are relatively quiet, compared
to other small breeds.The breed is also relatively hardy.
The "Sheltie" is in most ways
a smaller version of the rough collie. A gentle reserved dog with
a magnificent, profuse coat. Highly
intelligent, easy to train they make ideal companions and family
Good natured small dogs that make excellent pets . Very attractive
and distinctive with a predominately white coat and a pocket-sized
appeal, they do not need particularly long walks and are just
happy in big houses or small flats Good with children and other
pets they make excellent gentle and loving companions.
The cairn is typical terrier; plucky, spirited, inquisitive,
hardy, clever, stubborn and scrappy. It is responsive to its owner's
wishes with a desire to please. It enjoys playing with children
and is tough enough to withstand some rough friendly play. Not
requiring lots of exercise they are happy in big houses or small
Small impressive looking dogs who often prefer the company of
their owners to other dogs. Not demanding with a gentle demeanour.
They are gentle and friendly dogs who are easily housetrained.
Not requiring lots of exercise they are happy in big houses or
It is a loyal companion suitable for people
of all ages, but it does need daily exercise to keep it from becoming
frustrated. It is intelligent and very independent. It tends to
be reserved with strangers and can be aggressive toward strange
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