Young children are a bundle of fun and a bundle of 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?
It can take a ton of energy and a lot of patience in order to spend lots of time with kids. Though they’re delightful and imaginative, they don’t always yet understand boundaries or limits. And, it’s pretty difficult to wear them out. Luckily, these dog breeds have plenty of patience and a ton of energy that often perfectly matches the needs of little kids.
Of course, all dog personalities — no matter what the breed — can vary greatly. And plenty of dogs, especially those that come from rescue shelters, may have backgrounds that are either unknown or may not be conducive to hanging with little ones all the time. 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 the children (and plenty of those who are introduced later to families) will gel immediately with their young human friends. And these breeds are great places to start as you consider adding another childlike personality to your young family.