Dogs that grow up in a house full of children are bound to be social, tolerant and reliable. Most dog breeds like to please their owners and their family members, and like to play with children, especially if they are youngsters themselves or are slow to mature.
Children who grow up with dogs are taught responsibility, at the same time having a great companion to play with any time they like. As not all dog breeds are created equal, let’s take a closer look at which breeds are particularly suited for the little ones.
1. Labrador Retriever
Labrador Retriever has been the most popular dog for years now, in part because it can be your child’s best friend.
Labrador Retrievers are happy-go-lucky dogs that will love you and your family unconditionally, much like children.
Their zest for life, eagerness to please and ability to “read” human emotions makes Labs the perfect family dog.
They are not the bravest guard dogs out there, but Labs are devoted, friendly and smart, always ready to help and extremely easy to train.
Their ability to learn quickly makes Labs the perfect dogs to be working with individuals with special needs and small children that other more aggressive breeds may not see as gentle pack members that need to be taken care of and played with like Labs see them.