The 10 best dog breeds for children

"The smaller the better", "if it is small it will be good with the children" and "the big dogs are only for the big houses" are three of the most harmful topics for families when we want a dog to raise at home with the children . Small dogs (or miniature dogs) have become very fashionable in recent years because of the comfort of the little space they occupy, but not all small dogs are the most suitable and, sometimes, lBig dogs are more beneficial.

The size of the race is not decisive

If you have experience with dogs you will know that the size is usually directly proportional to good character. In fact, the breeds with the reputation of being dog-nanny are also some of the largest in the world.

Usually, cthe smallest worse genius and ... more barks! However, there are also several small dog breeds that are perfect when you have children. The important thing is to choose according to the temperament and the needs of the dog.

An important factor when choosing the breed of the dog is the house in which it will live, but the rule is repeated: the size is not decisive. Although you find it incredible, many of the largest dog breeds in the world are suitable for living in not very large flats.

The important is cover the needs of the dog and in this your lifestyle plays a fundamental role. To make the choice easier for you, we present you the 10 dog breeds perfect for families depending on the size of house they need.

The best dog breeds for small houses

1 and 2. Golden Retriever and the Ladrador

The big difference between these two races is the hair. The one in Golden it is longer and needs to be brushed more frequently but, in exchange, it is the breeds that least bark and, together with The farmers, one of the best character. Both breeds are very good with children, obedient and adapt to any environment. They will be very calm in any floor, as long as they do the sport they need. Make them run in a park for a long time every day and they will never give you a reason to complain.

3. Newfoundland

What Nana, Wendy's nanny and her brothers in Peter Pan, was a Newfoundland (and not a Saint Bernard like the dog that inspired its creator) has its explanation. This dog is one of the best for children, if not the best. Their long hair and the drool they release can be an inconvenience, but their other qualities are all advantages: it is one of the easiest dogs to train, they are very quiet and do not need much space, by which they will adapt easily to live in a floor.

4. Great Dane

Also know as the Apollo of the dogs, this huge race (the second largest in the world) is surprisingly good with children. You will have a wide range of colors to choose from (from gray with blue eyes to a coat 'tabby') and keep in mind that the females are noticeably smaller than the males. Contrary to what one might think because of their large size, they are not clumsy, socialize soon with small children and never have a carelessness with them. They are easy to train, very calm and at home they will literally lie on the couch all day; yes, they need some space because they love to stretch. For expenses, keep in mind that they eat a lot and that, like most large dogs, they often have health problems.

5. Schnauzer

One of the peculiarities of This breed comes in three sizes: giant, standard and miniature. Usually all three are recommended when you have children, but the miniature is the most 'manageable'. Thanks to qualities such as his incredible ear, they are one of the guard dogs par excellence, so it is normal for them to bark or howl frequently. Your hair can be a problem if you do not keep it short and can also have vision problems. But they adapt to all kinds of environments, they are affectionate with children and easy to train

The best dog breeds for large houses

6. San Bernardo

The Beethoven of the dogs He is also one of the most babysitters. They are very loyal, affectionate and obedient, which, added to their incredible sense of smell, explains that they are as famous as a rescue dog. They do not need to be bathed a lot, but they do have to brush their hair frequently. Beware of drool and health problems, and keep in mind that how much they eat will be a considerable expense.

7. Collie

You will know them for being the race of the famous Lassie. Your hair requires constant care and may have health problems, but they are especially easy to train and very good with the little ones. Being shepherd dogs, they enjoy the outdoors as the most. If you're looking for a smaller dog, its cousin brother the Sheltie (which looks like a miniature version of the Collie) is also a good choice for young children. They can live in any environment and are famous for being one of the easiest dogs to train in the world.

8. Bobtail: the little mermaid

Even if you're used to seeing him surrounded by princes, crabs and little mermaids, The Bobtail or Old English Shepherd loves to live with children. Their very long fur needs about 3 hours of brushing a week, and although they are usually calm, they need 1 hour of exercise per day. But they are very easy to train, loving and with them by your side you will never go unnoticed!

9. Beagle

If you remember Snoopy, you will know that these dogs adore their owners, They are affectionate with children and very smart. But that its small size does not deceive you, it is an excellent hunting dog and will follow a rabbit at the end of the world, so the gates, doors and belts will be your best allies. In addition, it is one of the noisiest dogs in the world and loves to howl like a wolf.

10. Boxer

One of the great athletes of the canine world, the boxer is ideal for active families. They can learn to do anything and, in fact, they prefer that you train them and teach new tricks to leave them planted in the garden. They can be adapted to any house but not to any lifestyle: they are very active dogs and need to exercise. Your hair is very easy to care for although, given how short it is, they will need you to protect them from the cold.

Do not forget that all the rankings are relative, the best race for most does not have to be the best race for your family. The size of your house, the expenses you can afford and, above all, your lifestyle will be decisive when choosing the perfect race for you. In addition, there is the option of mixed or mongrel dogs, which abound in adoption centers. Remember that adopting and buying from a kennel are the only ways to acquire a dog recommended by experts. But before adopting, learn well about the character of the dog.

Marga Wesolowski


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