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Dogs that are Good with Kids and Don't Shed

Updated on May 29, 2014

Finding Dogs that are Good with Kids and Don’t Shed

Children are vulnerable to allergic reactions and worse some kids are predisposed to asthma. When selecting a pet for these kids you should consider a choice of a dog that are good with children and don’t shed. Both the temperament of the dog and the non shedding characteristics are two important considerations when choosing a pet. Kids are very playful and therefore require a dog that not only does not shed but a dog that has a very tolerant behavior. Children who are asthmatic should be limited to pets that are good for asthmatic kids. You should consider searching for a small dog breed that don’t shed to adopt as pet. Alternatively there are numerous large dog breeds that don’t shed if your kids require large dog for a pet.

Introducing Children to Dogs that are good with Kids and Don’t Shed

Since majority of children may be affected by allergen in the air or from the animals it is imperative that caution is taken when they are introduced to pets. There are numerous kinds of dog breeds that are good with kids and rarely shed, but there is need to exercise caution especially if you have a history of dog hair or pet dander related allergy. You should ensure that you have a dog breed that don’t shed or have excessive hair loss for your kids if you are allergic to dog fur.

When adopting such a pet there are variety to choose from and they include dogs that vary in size, hair coat, behavior and general appearance. You may at this juncture consider also adopting an alternative pet like parrots or cats if your family has predisposition to severe dog fur related allergy. All the same a hypoallergic dog breed will not harm your kids.

Some of the dog breeds that are good with children and are non shedding are as follows;


Hairless Dogs that are good with Kids and Don’t Shed

The hairless breed of dogs varies in appearance and may be very exciting to your kids. One such breed of hairless dogs that are good with kids is the Chinese Crested breed. Others dogs that are equally good with children and don’t shed fur include;

  • Peruvian Inca
  • Mexican hairless

Haired Dogs Breeds that are Good With Kids and Don’t Shed

Non shedding dog breeds that are good with kids are a wide variety that you can choose from. The most popular of them all is the Portuguese water dog. These breeds that have hair are considered to be low shedding breeds. Most of them only shed certain times of the year while most of other seasons rarely shed. These breeds that you should consider include the following:

  1. Miniature Schnauzer
  2. Bichon Frise
  3. Irish Water Spaniel
  4. Poodles
  5. Bouvier des Flandres
  6. Yorkshire Terrier
  7. Maltese
  8. Labradoodle

Finding the right Dog for the Kids

Although most of these dog breeds are regarded as hypoallergic breeds, you should be very careful when selecting the right dog that is good for children, since they may vary in behaviors. These dogs are generally regarded good for kid but training your dog upon adoption may be necessary for them to live together with kids in harmony.

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