As many parents have found out the hard way, choosing that puppy in the window based on cuteness alone is never a good move when you have kids. With the hundreds of different breeds available, it's important to pick a family-friendly pup based on temperament, disposition, size and energy level. We've narrowed down the choices based on these criteria to find the 10 best dogs for kids.
This may be a breed you haven't heard of before, but it's actually one of the best dog breeds for kids. The vizsla has a gentle disposition and manner and is loyal, affectionate and quiet, perfect for your little ones to play with.
Additionally, he is obedient, confident and smart, forming close bonds with his family and able to learn new tricks quickly. Best of all, the vizsla has very little "doggy" smell about him.
Only a little shorter than the Newfoundland (around 23 inches) and weighing around 50 pounds, this is a breed you might be tempted to subject to apartment life, but that's not a good idea. They might be too rambunctious indoors and need at least an average-size backyard to play in. Make sure they're happy and healthy, and they can live up to 15 years.
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