Parents of infants have enough on their minds and on their schedules. The last thing they need to be stressed or worried about is that the dog they add to the family won’t be a perfect match for their energetic and curious little human.
Some families may choose to just avoid getting a dog until the kids are older or may skip having a dog at all, even if they’re big fans of the idea of a canine companion.
But there are studies that suggest children who grow up with dogs can actually reap lots of social and health benefits from having a four-legged friend. And there are plenty of pups who have an absolutely perfect temperament for a toddler.
Of course, every dog has an individual personality, and this is by no means an exhaustive list of breeds that are great with children. Plus, children and new pups should always be supervised together just in case one of them steps out of line. But hopefully this list will help as a starting point for your new canine companion search.