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What are some good dogs for kids?

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Some good dogs for children are bulldogs, beagles, bull terriers, golden retrievers and boxers, as noted by the American Kennel Club. Some other breeds, which may be suitable for a family are Newfoundlands, Irish setters, collies and Vizslas, as stated by PetMD. When there are children in a household, parents should consider choosing one that not only has a good temperament, but also fits in with the family's everyday life.

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When choosing a dog, some other factors to consider are the animal's energy level and if it family friendly.

For example, a bulldog can be a very serene and family-friendly dog, but is not the most energetic animal. A breed, such as a bull terrier or Vizsla, may be a good fit for a large family with energetic and playful kids because these dog breeds like to play and run around.

A dog's size and how well it gets along with other pets are other important factors in choosing a dog for children and a household, A bigger dog breed, such as a Newfoundland or Irish setter, may require much more space. However, these breeds are good with children, as stated by PetMD. If there are other pets in a household, then a bulldog is a breed that does well around other family pets, including other dogs.

Although these dog breeds may make good pets, another issue to consider is a dog's maintenance, especially if a family has a very active lifestyle. Breeds like collies and beagles can require high maintenance of their coats, as noted by dog expert Cesar Milian.

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