Kid-friendly dogs who are good for first-time owners

Any dog owner will tell you that owning a dog is a big responsibility. You need to have the time, patience and money necessary to provide your new companion with a healthy lifestyle. If you’re thinking about adopting for the first time, consider adopting one of the kid-friendly breeds from the list below, breeds that tend to have easy-going personalities, minimal grooming requirements and are easy to train.

American Water Spaniel

Bernese Mountain Dog


Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

French Bulldog

Golden Retriever





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