Dogs are children’s best friends. Every child wants a dog to play with and love.
Usually after seven years of age, children are ready to have a dog.
“A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” – Robert Bechley
The question though is what breed of dog is best for your children?
There are many breeds of dogs that are good with children. Some have a great rapport with children like the Golden Retriever. Some love to play with kids like the Labrador Retriever. Beagles are patient and love to play with children.
Most small breed dogs are not good with children especially small children. One exception is the Bichon Frise who is great with well-behaved kids.
Some dogs are too big to be around small children but older ones they can be wonderful companions.
Besides choosing what dog would be great for your child there are other considerations to take into account. For instance, what kind of time do you have to take care of a puppy or dog if your child is to small to help? What is your lifestyle? Where should you purchase a dog? What are the health concerns of different breeds? You should look at these just a few considerations.
Therefore, research different dog breeds before you decide on what dog to get your children. Learn the different characteristics of different breeds. Your child and his “dog” will become great companions and have lots of fun if you do your homework first and get the right dog for him or her.
“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself” – Josh Billings