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Which are the most child-friendly small dogs?

  1. Seafarer Mama profile image89
    Seafarer Mamaposted 6 years ago

    Which are the most child-friendly small dogs?

  2. Mr Archer profile image91
    Mr Archerposted 6 years ago

    You can't beat a Shi Tzu. We have had one for going on 17 years now, and a sweeter, more child friendly dog you will never find.

  3. doberdog profile image67
    doberdogposted 6 years ago

    This is a strange question really as virtually everyone will just tell you that their breed is the best!
    Its already started with the shi tzu - In fact I'll join in with them and recommend the doberman - not so small but great with all members of the family.

    Really though which ever dog you go for will have to be well trained and socialised. And NEVER leave a dog of any breed alone with children - as nice as the dog may be children can provoke even the friendliest dogs to snap

  4. Kalux profile image83
    Kaluxposted 6 years ago

    Without hesitation I would recommend a dachshund. I had a miniature long haired dachshund for 18 years growing up and throughout he was my very best friend.

  5. profile image54
    kdawsonposted 6 years ago

    Miniature schnauzers are usually pretty good.  So are pugs and beagles.  I love terriers, but can't recommend them for small children.  Blue and Red Healers are good too, but they're more medium size.  I don't have any experience with the toy breeds.  Remember, dogs are individuals too.

  6. alexadry profile image95
    alexadryposted 6 years ago

    Looking for a small breed dog suitable for children? Learn which breeds and factors you should keep in mind in order to make an informed decision. read more

  7. twinstimes2 profile image83
    twinstimes2posted 6 years ago

    We began our journey to find a family pet. Follow us as we decide and fall in love with our Cockapoo, Annie read more

  8. profile image55
    consentinoposted 6 years ago

    Our kids have had cocker spaniels for years and they have 3 children.


  9. sofs profile image81
    sofsposted 6 years ago

    Cute small dogs that are good with kids make ideal family pets. Here are some cute small breeds that you may want to take a look at before you decide on your pet. read more

  10. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image59
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    I think a Havanese might be a good choice - friendly and durable. Beagles and pugs are also pretty good family dogs. I wouldn't recommend a dachshund.Even though individuals in the breed may be friendly, a University of Pennsylvania study found the breed to be the most aggressive.

    There are two books I recommend and keep on my own bookshelf for reference:

    1.  Tortora, Daniel F.  The Right Dog for You:  Choosing a Breed That Matches Your Personality, Family and Lifestyle. New York:  Simon and Schuster, 1980.

    2.  Walkowicz, Chris.  The Perfect Match: a Buyer's Guide to Dogs.  New York:  Wiley Publishing, Inc., 1996.