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The 10 best dogs for kids (bonus: they're easier to handle than a toddler)

Vladimir is a regular contributor to PetMD, the largest global source of pet health information. PetMD's content is created by veterinary professionals and covers 9 different species.

These dog breeds are known for getting along great with children

4. Irish setter

These dog breeds are known for getting along great with children
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Known for its red coat, the Irish setter is playful, energetic, loves being around people and plays well with children. This doggy needs lots of exercise and is a good match for energetic kids.

A smart and trainable companion, the Irish setter is perfect for people with lots of space but isn't what one would call a good apartment dweller. At 26 inches high and about 65 pounds, the breed may seem small enough for a large apartment, but I'd avoid it unless you're an avid daily jogger.

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