Parents with babies worry that their dog won’t be a perfect match for their energetic little human and that they may have to give up their idea of having a canine buddy, or indeed choose not have kids. Studies (from the AKC official site) found that children who grew up with dogs receive both social and health benefits. For example, it was found that in general, they have higher self-esteem and feel more supported than children without a four-legged friend. Here are the 15 perfect temperate dog breeds for toddlers and you can choose one as your family guardian.
Collie dogs are one of the most intelligent dog breeds. They take your orders seriously and can understand them quickly. As long as you keep them exercised, they'll be happy to be part of your family and will take the responsibility of protecting babies.
Like the golden retriever, Labrador retrievers are another popular family dog breed. They are easy to train and will get along well with babies. They’re reliable protectors and love to play, which makes them a perfect companion for your high-energy little humans.
Thanks for Disney movies there are 101 reasons to love the Dalmatian dog breed. They’re patient, playful, fun-loving and will get well along well with your babies. BTW, they have a particular affection for horses, making them a good choice for farm family members too.
A Bulldog is very easy to get along with. Nothing seems to bother these pups, so you don’t have to worry your baby will piss them off. Just give them cuddles, plus love and attention and let them be your infant’s best friends.
Newfoundlands are giants dog breeds, but they're gentle and behave well. They love to run around and play, as well as snuggle in for a good cuddle session. They’re a breed that shows real intimacy with kids.
Loving, intelligent, gentle and loyal, the golden retriever has a well-earned reputation for being the guardian of the family. They tolerate young children very well and will make a great cuddly sibling for babies.
Poodle dog breeds typically don't shed, which helps avoid allergy issues. They have a fun personality and are very intelligent, which helps them understand the boundaries and expectations you place on them. Of course, they're the perfect pets for infants.
Boxers are well known for their loving and playful personalities, and they behave appropriately in most cases. They can put up with various challenges and get along well with kids. As an extra bonus, they require very little maintenance as they have short coats.
Even though they are typically considered one of the most dangerous dog breeds, Pitbulls are can actually be excellent dogs with babies. They’re durable, protective and loyal. If you make it clear that their job is to protect and play with the infant, they’ll do it correctly.
Beagles look adorable with their big eyes and are great additions to any family. They’re calm, gentle and playful, making them perfect company for growing kids. They love exercising too, so you have to have a large yard to keep them active.
Pugs are adorable dog breeds. They not only love playing around but they also love taking a good, long nap next to the babies. You don’t have to spend a lot of time playing with a pug because they are usually dreaming away.
Those little fluffy doggies love to interact with people, making them a perfect partner for a child who is curious about the world. They will bring babies more fun and make them smile all day.
Boston terriers are born with energy. They love to hang out with their owners and play all the time. They’re especially suitable for a baby who seems to have endless vigor, just like them.
Australian shepherds are the responsible guardian, and they love to have a job to do. Playing with kids might be one of the best activities to run out their exuberant energy.
This elegant dog breed doesn’t like to be alone. They love accompanying their owners because it fulfills their social need. You can feel assured when leaving them alone with the baby.