Young children are a bundle of fun and energy. As they learn and explore more about the world around them, they’re happiest when doing so with a buddy. And who better to share exciting adventures with than a furry four-legged friend?
Of course, all dog personalities — no matter what the breed — can vary greatly, so be sure to take the time to get to know, train and understand the needs of your dog before you let them hang out with your kid. But many dogs who grow up with children (and plenty that are introduced later to families) will gel immediately with their young human friends.
Luckily, the following family-friendly dog breeds have plenty of patience and a ton of energy that often perfectly matches the needs of little kids.