The 3 Best Dog Breed for Kids.

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Introduction:

Dogs teach kids to love, be compassionate, responsible & have patience with others.

They are a substantial source of happiness & compassion for a family.

But it is important to understand what kind of dog will suit your family depending on the temperament & energy levels of the breed you choose.

Traits of an excellent family dog:

“You should consider the size & energy level of the dog you want to adopt & your family’s lifestyle as well”.

Temperament:

Energy level:

Size:

“For instance, if you have a family with small children, a large, rambunctious dog may knock the children down”.

“A smaller dog is a much better choice for a family for with kids”.

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Boston Terrier:

Highlights:

1: Muscular, small enough to be children friendly, large enough to not get injured while playing with the kids.

2: A superb choice for novice owners, they are lazy enough to adapt well to apartment living, but they also need regular exercise, which provides playtime for you & your kids.

3: Because of their short snouts they are prone to overheating & they also do not tolerate cold weather due to them not having fuzzy coats. I recommend keeping them inside in harsh weather.

4: They interact well with youngsters, elders, kids & other animals (especially if they were brought up together). But they can get aggressive, especially the males if they feel they are invading their territory.

5: They can have respiratory problems. Avoid pulling on the collar of the dog if you want to take them where you want to.

6: They are greedy for food. Monitor their daily calorie intake to keep them from getting obese.

7: Never buy a puppy from a pet store, puppy mill, or an irresponsible breeder. Puppies that come from those environments are prone to genetic diseases.

You should buy a puppy from a reputable breeder that tests the dog for diseases properly to avoid any issues.

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Bull Dog:

When England banned blood sports in 1835, the Bull Dog faced the threat of extinction. Lovers of these dogs wanted them to become companions rather than fighters. This is where the modern bulldog came into existence.

Highlights:

1: They are loyal, relaxed, loving & have a laid-back temperament. They love to sleep too.

2: They are lazy & stubborn. But It is important to take them on regular walks for optimal health.

3: They are incredibly greedy for food. Monitor their daily caloric intake to avoid making them obese.

4: Their short noses make them prone to respiratory problems. Sleep Apnea is a common problem in Bull Dogs.

5: Their short heads & fronts makes giving birth difficult. It is advised that breeding should only take place by a responsible breeder.

6: They cannot tolerate cold, hot & humid weather. Do not take them outside in these conditions.

7: A noble choice for busy & lazy owners. Incredibly loving towards kids, adults & other animals.

8: If their health is taken care of, they can be an excellent choice for most people.

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Labrador Retriever:

Highlights:

1: A well-built medium-sized dog that proves to be a play partner for the kids.

2: A superb choice for people that have physically active lifestyles. And an awful choice for people that live like the exact opposite.

3: They love to eat a lot! A diet with low-calorie, high-volume foods is an ideal choice for these dogs.

4: Retrievers need 30–60 minutes of exercise every day. If not provided, they will vent their pent-up energy by barking & chewing.

5: Not a good watchdog! They easily greet intruders & will help them find stashed goods of yours.

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Conclusion, how to choose the right dog on this list:

1: How active are you?

2: Do you have other pets like cats, birds, etc?

3: Do you have a 9–5 schedule? Or you operate your own full-time business?

4: Do you live in a downtown apartment? Or you live in a regular home in a suburb? Or in a rural area & operate a farm?

5: What is the climate like in the area you live?

Because of the lifestyle you live, your kids will live it with you. On these factors, I will give my verdict.

Boston Terrier:

Bull Dog:

Labrador Retriever:

I have highlighted the positives & negatives of each dog & given my verdict nevertheless, have a long thinking process before you adopt an animal into your life.

I hope this article has helped you out! Thank you for reading. :)

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Sheikh Mubarak Ahmad

is an enthusiast of Bodybuilding, Financial Education & an aspiring F1 racing driver.