No parent would like to have a pet who will harm their children, and whenever they look for a dog, they go for breeds with whom they can trust their children, and who will keep their children safe. If you are a parent who is worried about which dog to get, then here is just the list for you!
Dogs are loyal, and it's not without reason that they are called 'man's best friend'. But, there are dogs who, when it comes to children, become quite ferocious, and this trait is almost always genetic. Some dogs have a high prey drive, and may see children as potential prey. There are some breeds that see children as someone to protect, or a playmate.
They are playful, easy to train, highly intelligent, and also make excellent watchdogs. They have no trouble forming attachments with children as well as other pets in the house, and get along well with just about everyone.
Here are some more kid-friendly dog breeds:
- English Bulldog
- Old English Sheepdog
- Basset Hound
- Bearded Collie
- American Water Spaniel
- Border Collie
- Belgian Sheepdog
- Afghan Hound
- St Bernard
- Irish Setter
- English Setter
If your kids pull their tail or tease these dogs, then don't blame your dog if they snap at your child. Teach your children how to play with the dog, and where to draw the line. Dogs will generally tolerate minor mistakes from their owners, but repeated mishandling―although innocent―won't go down well.
These dogs will not only keep your house safe and secured, but even your children will be safe when they are with them. But be careful about the size of the dog, and see to it that they do not shed much.