Dogs and Toddlers
As babies move into the toddler stage
they become more mobile, physical and curious which will affect
their behaviour towards dogs.
Toddlers are often excitable and like to play and touch new things
which can mean a tendency to pull tails and ears, ruffle coats
and even poke eyes. Toddlers can try to play with the dogs toys
and possessions. With some breeds this behaviour may be tolerated
but some dogs can be possessive about their possessions and space.
Small Sized Dog Breeds suitable for families with toddlers.
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
A small dog that is sociable, homely, companionable
and friendly , their playful and clownish nature makes them ideal
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.
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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