Guide to Pet Dog Breeds
A guide to choosing the best pet dog or puppy for you and your family.
Choosing the right pet dog breed for families with children

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Child Friendly Dogs
Which dogs are suitable for children

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Dogs good with children Dogs compatible with children

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Dog and Puppies for Kids Child Friendly Dog Breeds

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Dogs Good with Children Dogs Suitable for Children

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Small dogs who are kid friendly

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Small Dogs and Children
There 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 an very active which could be an accident waiting to happen around young children.

Small Dogs (Can stand a risk of being injury from boisterous children)

Cairn Terrier
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.

Cavalier 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 family.

Dandie Dinmont Terrier
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 dogs.

Beagle -
Medium sized happy and lively dogs, alert with a tolerant nature, can show an independent streak and a desire to follow scents. A lovely dog with a gentle nature, affectionate and friendly, good with children, other dogs and strangers.

Border Terrier

Alert and playful, small physically but a big dog in personality, and well able to stand up for themselves
Great dog for families with active children sweet natured and playful

Boston Terriers -
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 small flats


Poodle (Toy)
Good natured, affectionate and dependable dogs full of spirit but responsive. Highly intelligent making the easy to train. great family pets, good with children and other animals


Jack Russel Terrier
Small dogs but full of energy and character, Popular and well known they make ideal family pets but can also be used as a working dog. Affectionate and loyal is good with children especially if raised with them.

Shih-Tzu -
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 less

West Highland Terrier
Very popular pets, active and playful they can sometimes be feisty and independent but they are also affectionate and loyal.
Alert dogs they make good watchdogs.
Affectionate and loyal towards owners and great with children if raised with them.
Friendly with strangers and other dogs if well socialised.


Yorkshire Terrier -
Small but feisty, tenacious and courageous.
Popular dogs that are intelligent and easy to train, learning commands quickly .They love human companionship without being too clingy Good with children and strangers
Very affectionate and loyal. Their long coat can be trimmed to a shorter length for ease of maintenance. They do not shed and are good low-allergy dogs.

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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