Dogs have always been man’s best friend, still, there are those that are more sociable and adapt themselves more readily to living with a family than with a single owner. There are plenty of breeds that are ideal for children, and some may be overlooked. Let’s take a look at which they might be.
Kids, we know, have a variety of temperaments, and it’s completely normal for them to run riot through the house. This is why you need to have a very patient dog that can put up with the occasional pestering kids are capable of. The most patient of them all are the Golden Retriever and the Labrador, but there are a variety of other breeds that also put up with a great deal: English Setters, Poodles, Beagles and, believe it or not, the Bull Terrier, just to mention a few.
The English Setter is a delight with kids, incredibly loyal, very sociable and energetic. They are perfect for energy-packed kids who never seem to tire. In spite of the fact that they are hunters, the English Setter loves to play. Because of their athletic nature, it’s best to take them on walks wearing a harness, rather than a collar, one like Ferplast’s Agila Sport. It’s easy to put on and something even for the smallest of them can do, as we see in this picture of our friend Paolo with his lively buddy Tommy.
The Beagle is a cheerful dog, smart, even-tempered and very loyal. It’s obvious that the beagle’s adorable little face and cute little character makes all kids fall in love with them.
Their looks and stereotypical reputation notwithstanding, the Bull Terrier has love and affection to spare! Because of his size and temperament, he can put with a lot of teasing and pestering, so he’s the ideal pet for really active kids. But this does not mean that parents should not educate their children on the proper care and respect for their pets.
Poodles, known for their elegance and intelligence, have often been the topic of our blog. They are very patient animals and love the company of kids. The fact that a poodle’s coat needs to be carefully and frequently tended to makes it a good excuse to give your child a responsibility. Give the child a brush, perhaps one with a rubber non-slip handle that is safe and practical – like Ferplast’s pet brush – and teach him how to use it properly. One side of the brush acts as a carder to remove old hair and the other has soft bristles to give the dog’s coat a healthy glow.
It is well known that children who grow up with a dog in the home are more sensitive and imbued with a deeper sense of empathy when it comes to other creatures and human beings. So taking a dog into the home and your child’s life is a great way to teach him values and responsibility, as well as bringing joy and happiness into the house.