Kid Friendly Dogs – 10 Best Small Dog Breeds for Kids Children


“What’s that?” “We have a rule here on Earth; every kid
has got to have a dog. This is a dog … and he’s yours.” It’s true. One of the greatest joys and fondest memories
in life is growing up with a dog. While labs and other larger breeds may be
first to come to mind, not all families can accommodate a large breed, nor are all breeds
suited for often rambunctious children. So we’ve put together Top 10 Small Dog Breeds
for Kids. Let’s get started. But, before we start, take a moment to like
and subscribe for more fun, fauna facts. 10. Maltese The Maltese is a natural ham with a lively
personality. He assumes that everyone he meets — human
or animal — is a friend. Sweet and cute, he’s widely known for always
getting his way — even with people who have no intention of spoiling him. He’s eager to please and highly trainable. The only possible downside to having a Maltese
in a family with kids is that he needs to be brushed daily, which may be too big a responsibility
for younger kids or those with only a passing interest in their pet. 9. Pug The Pug is often described as a lot of dog
in a small space. This sturdy, compact dog is known as the clowns
of the canine world because he has a great sense of humor and likes to show off. Originally bred to be a lap dog, the Pug thrives
on human companionship, including children. He’s playful, outgoing, trustworthy and
loyal, so it’s tough to go wrong with a pug as a family pet. A possible concern for potential pug parents
is that this breed sheds a lot, which may be problematic for allergy sufferers. 8. Yorkshire Terrier If your kid has tons of extra energy to spend
playing with a pet, then a Yorkie may be perfect for your family. This tiny dog is not only completely adorable
but is very active and highly intelligent. The breed comes with one caveat: His beautiful
coat is high maintenance, even if clipped short. 7. Miniature Schnauzer The Miniature Schnauzer is among the smartest
and most cheerful of all the small dogs. Lively and active, the Miniature Schnauzer
has a larger than life personality and loves to participate in everything you and your
kids do. Despite his small size, the Miniature Schnauzer
really isn’t a lap dog. He’s far too active and prefers getting his
kicks by boisterously running around at high speed, although he loves his people and wants
to be with them. And if this doesn’t sell you on the greatness
of this breed, consider that he sheds very little, which makes him a good choice for
allergy sufferers. 6. Beagle You just can’t go wrong with the mischievous
Beagle. The smallest of the scent hounds, the Beagle
was originally bred to hunt. He is very gentle and even-tempered and is
noted for making a very poor guard dog because he’s open to meeting anybody. The Beagle makes an excellent companion for
children. Even Charlie Brown had his Beagle, Snoopy. He’s happy, easy-going, intelligent and
naturally social. But, he has a tendency to be naughty. If he’s left alone too long, he will entertain
himself and he’s also a notorious chowhound. 5. Brussels Griffon The Brussels Griffon is an extremely lovable
and sensitive dog. “Monkeyface” is a term often used to describe
the appealing the Brussels Griffon. This small, sturdy dog has an intelligent
and lively look that’s almost human in expression. He’s also often called a “Velcro dog” because
he loves to stick close to you. But despite generally cheerful, energetic
dispositions, he is also perfectly content to be snoozing on the couch, making him a
great choice for any family. 4. French Bulldog The Frenchie is an adaptable “bat-eared”
dog suitable for any home environment, as long as it has air conditioning. He’s intelligent with a powerful drive to
play. He’s lively and social with doggie demeanors
that stand out among all dog breeds. His heavy bones and fearless nature make him
an excellent choice for homes with children and he requires little exercise
and grooming. 3. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel The Cavi may be the joker of the doggy world. He has a whimsical and high-spirited personality
and is friendly and vivacious pet with virtually no tendency toward nervousness or aggression. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is highly
adaptable, which is great for families who like to get out and play but also appreciate
a little rest and relaxation. According to the AKC, the Cavi is low-maintenance,
requiring little more than weekly brushing to keep him looking regal. 2. Border Terrier The Border Terrier, like our dog Maisy, is
very even-tempered and makes a great companion for a child. She’s a small terrier dog with a low-shed
hypoallergenic coat. And, while she will bark to alert of anything
she hears, she’s not prone to yapping, making her an excellent pet for apartment living. As the Border Terrier was bred to work alongside
Border Foxhounds to hunt fox, she gets along well with other household dogs. We’re almost to number one, but first: We publish every Monday and Friday. So, hit that notification icon to not miss
a single fact. 1. Shih Tzu The Shih Tzu is an ideal small dog. He’s lively and alert, yet rarely nervous
or snappy. And despite his small size, he has no trouble
holding his own when playing with children and keeping up with an active family. The Shih Tzu’s long, luxurious coat of hair
is certainly beautiful, but it can also be a lot of work to maintain. If you’re considering a Shih Tzu, keep in
mind that he does require regular grooming and keeping him in a puppy cut can greatly
reduce the among of brushing your kids have to endure. Despite his high maintenance, he is infinitely
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