Dogs and 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 an very
active which could be an accident waiting to happen around young
Dogs (Can stand a risk
of being injury from boisterous children)
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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