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What kind of dogs are good with kids?

I don't want another big dog as we already have a Lab, but I don't know of any affordable small dogs that are good with children.


Asked by TitusMom7 at 3:20 AM on Dec. 25, 2010 in Pets

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  • Which ever one fits your family the best. Any dog can be great with kids if they are raised well, trained and socialized. I personally am not a little dog person and have not come across that many that are a good match for kids. That is not to say that they are all like that though. I have found that you can't always go by the breed. I have to meet a dog before I can truly say yay or nay.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 1:02 PM on Dec. 25, 2010

  • WELL TRAINED ones!!! I have an English cocker spaniel puppy who has been brilliant with my children (the youngest is 3) and I did have 3 labradors but now only have 1 left...they were all aging and have passed away. All of my dogs have been fantastic, and im thinking of adding a cavalier spaniel to our family in 6 mos-1 yrs time when Toby (our pup) is fully trained. We'll rescue one though.

    Answer by little.knickers at 9:14 AM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • I have a couple of gerbils. They're pretty good with kids.

    Answer by Mum2twouk at 10:25 AM on Dec. 26, 2010

  • Yeah, our Lab is great with our son, but she sheds way too much to even consider getting another like her.

    Comment by TitusMom7 (original poster) at 3:24 AM on Dec. 25, 2010

  • Haha well shoot! I was going to say a sheltie. Our shetland sheepdog is awesome with my daughter and I grew up with one too, but she sheds like crazy.

    Answer by toriandgrace at 3:30 AM on Dec. 25, 2010

  • A beagle or bassett r perfect dogs with kids. They have good personalities and temperments. They r good watch dogs! Any more questions,just message me.

    Answer by dancer at 4:00 AM on Dec. 25, 2010

  • I had the beagle from hell once. We have a Keeshond and he is great with kids. He is very sweet but we deal with excessive shedding here!

    Answer by Darla47 at 4:06 AM on Dec. 25, 2010

  • I raise beagles and bassetts and they r great dogs. I have years of experience with both breeds and alll I can say r good things about them. They get along great with other dogs as well.

    Answer by dancer at 4:09 AM on Dec. 25, 2010

  • Labs & beagles

    Answer by Liveyourlifeval at 7:39 PM on Dec. 25, 2010

  • Shedding problems? Go on Ebay and get a Furminator. My husban and I were just talking about going to look at some German Shepherd puppies, but my husband said something about shedding, I was like, since we got the Furminator no worries.

    Miniature australian shepherd.

    Answer by kc932 at 10:28 PM on Dec. 25, 2010