Dog expert and TikTok user @southenddogtraining1 shared which dog breeds families should consider if they’re looking to introduce a four-legged friend into their homes.
He said golden retrievers would be his top choice for families. He said: “Probably the friendliest, most sociable dog in the world, fantastic with children. Very soft, very gentle, but also active enough to take on vacations, beach trips, etc.”
Listing other breeds that are known to be good with children, he added: “Other dog breeds that are notoriously good with children include the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the Border Terrier, the Greyhound, the Saint Bernard, the Newfoundland, the Bernese Mountain Dog and the Leonberger, just to name a few. ”
Boxers and Labradors were also mentioned on his list, which he added in the comments.
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Dog warning to UK parents
In the video, the trainer shared valuable lessons parents should share with children when considering getting a dog.
He said: “Make sure you teach your kids that dogs are not monkey bars and make sure you teach your kids to leave the dogs alone when they eat and sleep. Teach your child to be respectful of the dog, teach your dog to be respectful of your child.”