Top 11 Dog Breeds for Kids

4. Irish setter

Irish setter dog sitting in park
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Known for its red coat, the Irish setter is playful and 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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