In my previous that I will list now are well-tempered, friendly and gentle.
It is important to choose a breed that will fit your family’s lifestyle. Also, size may be a consideration. Do your research.
All are great choices for your children and family.
10 More Popular Dog Breeds For Kids
1. German Shepard
After the Golden Retriever and the Labrador Retriever, the German Shepard is my favorite. I like big dogs. German Shepherds are big and beautiful and one of the most intelligent dog breeds. The average weight of an adult German Shepherd is 66-88 lbs. They are obedient, loyal and great with kids. The German Shepherd makes a great family pet.
2. Alaskan Malamute
The Alaskan Malamute is affectionate, playful, gentle, friendly and great with kids. Alaskan Malamutes are pack dogs. They require some training to establish that you are the leader of the pack. The average weight is 75lbs. But some are as much as 100 lbs. Your family becomes his pack. A well-trained Malamute is a loyal companion and joy to be with.
3. Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier has a calmer personalty than the typical terrier. They are intelligent, affectionate and great with kids. Boston Terriers grow to about 25 pounds and are good for apartment living.
4. Shih Tzu
The Shih Tzu is a great family pet. They are very good with children and get along with other pets. The Shih Tzu loves to be loved and wants to be part of the family. Shih Tzus are affectionate lap dogs and make the perfect companion. The average weight is 9 – 16 lbs.
5. Brussels Griffon
The Brussel Griffon has a lot of personalty. This is a small breed. The average weight is 12 lbs. When playing with children they are always gently. Also, they get along with other dogs. They are affectionate and intelligent and tend to bond more closely with one member of the family. The Brussel Griffon is like a child who never grows up.
The Collie is a great family dog. They absolutely adore children and look to please their owners. Collies are mild mannered but will always protect its family. Collies are one of the most intelligent dog breeds. The average weight is 45 – 65 lbs.
Poodles are intelligent,
playful and energetic. This breed comes in three sizes (toy, miniature and standard) They need a good amount of exercise. The Poodle makes a great family dog. The average weight is 45 -65 lbs.
8. Bichon Frise
The Bichon Frise is gentle, friendly, playful and fun loving. They are considered an all-round great family pet. The Bichon Frise is generally good with children and get along with other pets. The average weight is 7 – 9 lbs.
The Vizsla is a sporting dog. The average weight is 45 – 65 lbs. It requires a good amount of exercise. Vizslas are sensitive and affectionate. They love being with their families.
10. Cocker Spaniel
The Cocker Spaniel is known for its long ears and sweet face. Cocker Spaniels are gentle, loving and trustworthy. They love to play with children. Also, they are trustworthy and make a loyal family companion. Cocker Spaniels are good with children, other dogs and seniors. The average weight is 24 to 28 lbs.
Again, The Mixed Breed
I have to mention it again. Mixed Breeds also make wonderful pets. They come in all sizes and are loyal and loving. Mixed Breeds also deserve a loving home.
Do Your Research
It is important to research a breed before you choose it.
You should take these factors into consideration:
- The temperament of the breed
- The size the dog will grow to be
- The activity level of the breed
- Medical care and grooming
Owning A Dog
Owning a dog is a commitment. You are taking in another member of your family.
Know before making that commitment that there are times when it will not be easy.
Your dog has to be trained and needs exercise. Most of all it needs your time.
Dogs are loyal and want to be part of your life. There is nothing more sad than a dog that doesn’t have time with his family.