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10 small dog breeds that are great with children

Michele Borboa, MS is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, food, lifestyle, and pets. Michele is a health and wellness expert, personal chef, cookbook author, and pet-lover based in Bozeman, Montana. She is also...

The kid-friendly dog breeds that parents love the most

A dog may be man's best friend, but we've all seen plenty of examples where pups and kids just don't get along. In some cases, choosing the wrong breed in a house filled with kids can be dangerous. In other cases, you might wind up with an anxious dog that simply doesn't enjoy the company of small children.

But with the right selection, you can get your kids that perfect little pup-friend they've been dreaming of. Most parents agree that it's the pint-sized breeds (with big hearts) that are much better with kids:

1. Pug

The kid-friendly dog breeds that parents love the most
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This pint-sized pup has an irresistible face and prominently curved tail that any child will find intriguing. The Pug does especially well in a moderate climate but is just as comfortable hanging out indoors to keep your kiddos entertained.

More: 17 Things only pug owners know

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