Sized Dogs and Older Children
are undeniably some Dog Breeds that are suitable for placing in
the same environment as children. Some obvious factors
to consider are that some dogs are so small they may get injured
easily by young children conversely some dogs are large and very
active which could be an accident waiting to happen around young
Large Sized Dog Breeds suitable for families with Children.
are elegant, independent, keen, sensitive, loyal, loving companions,
calm and patient they are tolerant of children and most other
pets. They can often appear unintelligent and this combined with
their independent nature can make them difficult to train.
Feisty and independent, can be affectionate and good with children
and other animals if socialised with them from an early age. Good
temperament with a possessive nature towards owner, which makes
them good all-round family dogs
Affectionate, affable, sensitive and sometimes reserved dogs.
Good with children but can often knock them over.Generally good
with strangers, other pets and unfamiliar dogs.
Enjoys company making
them ideal family dogs.
Large sleek, elegant dogs, agile and strong
with a great liking for the chase.
Generally very quiet dogs at home only barking occasionally but
have a tendency to chase smaller animals if off the leash.. Good
with children and other household pets.
Calm, bold and courageous. Loyal to owners and intelligent making
them responsive to commands and easily trainable.
Fits well into family environment but may need their boisterous
nature curbing from an early age.
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.
Distinctive "spotty dog". Friendly, elegant,exhuberant
and outgoing popular dog.
Exhuberant, friendly and outgoing dogs. Affectionate and devoted
with owners, child friendly if socialised early.
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.
This is another breed that has a lot of energy and will want
to play for hours on in. Golden retrievers are intelligent, loyal,
and with a life span of 10-12 year will be a long time family
Graceful, elegant dogs with plenty of energy.
dog, excellent with children, has a soft mouth but can be lively
outgoing dogs that are also fearless, bold and affectionate. Quite
easy to train they are generally obedient, make ideal family pets
or working gundogs, they are great with children and other animals
although they can be shy with strangers, Generally alert they
make excellent watchdogs.
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 becomr devoted to a family whilst
sometimes being reserved around strangers.
Exhuberant, outgoing dogs that can sometimes be stubborn and independent.
Moderately easy to train (but easy to housetrain). Likes to be
part of the family and if exercised properly will often be quiet
at home, Generally make good guard dog possibly due to appearance
rather than aggression.
Loyal, affectionate, calm dogs with a wonderful even temper. Loves
human company and belonging to a family, despite appearances loves
to relax at home.after walks. Loves children and are generally
Lively exhuberant dogs full of energy and
enthusiasm Enjoys lots of exercise and games. Intelligent, easy
to train learning new commands easily. Good family dog, great
with children and other pets.
All around the standard poodle is a great dog. With its pleasing
attitude, loving disposition, an amazing patience this dog makes
a great kids dog.
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
Friendly,obedient, alert and active dog with a protective and
Likes to develop close bonds with their owners.
Loyal, intelligent and obedient, making them easy to train.
Great with children
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)
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