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What would you choose as a dog for around kids?

I would choose a Bernese mountain dog, Newfoundland or border Collie. They are all very intelligent, sweet and very tolerant and loving with young children. :)

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MamaStuart

Asked by MamaStuart at 11:08 PM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Pets

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  • A lab. We have a 110lb black lab and he is awesome!
    KJohnson4762

    Answer by KJohnson4762 at 11:13 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • I think the Very Best Dog you can get is one that is sitting in a cage at the shelter waiting to be your Best Friend:) You are right about Border Collies- i have a Border Collie/Lab & he is Too Smart & Too Sweet!

    daisyb

    Answer by daisyb at 11:19 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • We have a black lab great dane mix that is extremely gentle and cuddles with the kids all night in bed.

    chgomom

    Answer by chgomom at 11:20 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • lab or retreiver!
    lashes325

    Answer by lashes325 at 11:26 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • sheltie, pitbull or am bulldog. ive owned all 3
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 11:26 PM on Feb. 23, 2011


  • I like Boxers.We have had 3 over the years and they were all great with the kids.
    Tikismom

    Answer by Tikismom at 11:29 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • There are rescues for all of those types of dogs so whatever you choose please check your local rescue groups. You can google them, or call your local humane society. You can also check with your local vets office, they always know where you can find a furry family member.
    We have 2 rescue German Shepherds, and a rescue Siberian Husky, and they are all awesome with our boys. GL on your search.

    You may also want to check out this website to see what dog best suits your family.... http://animal.discovery.com/breedselector/dogselectorindex.do
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:30 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • i would go to a local shelter, look for a good family dog there are many dogs in shelters in need of a home.
    cashgirl88

    Answer by cashgirl88 at 11:32 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • So many dogs are great with kids, it is hard to select one. I don't think you can go wrong with a lab or golden.
    spottedpony

    Answer by spottedpony at 11:40 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • It really depends on your family's dynamic. Do you want a hyper, high energy dog or do you want a couch potato?

    Even though they've gotten a HUGELY bad wrap Pit Bulls are some of the sweetest, most loving dogs.

    I second that breed selector from animal planet. I've played around with it a few times.
    Rosehawk

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:44 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

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