Family Dog Advice: These are the 10 most and least suitable breeds of adorable dog for families with young children - from the Chihuahua to the Labrador 🐶
If you have young children and are one of the growing number of people looking to add a puppy to your family, here are the dog breeds that should top your list – and those you should avoid.
Plenty of us decided to welcome new four-legged friends into our homes in the last couple of years – according to the Kennel Club figures dog ownership soared and post-lockdown demand for puppies remains high.
There’s even academic guidance to seek out, with Psychologist Stanley Coren’s book ‘The Intelligence of Dogs’ ranking breeds by instincts, obedience, and the ability to adapt.
One thing worth considering before making a decision is that certain breeds of dog get on really well with children, while others are really only suitable for grownups.
So, here are the 10 breeds of dog that make perfect pets for families with young children – and those that should be avoided.