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These Are the Best Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds for Your Family

Have your kids been begging you to bring home a dog? While many busy parents are inclined to say no, owning a pet could improve your life in many important ways. A dog can make your kids healthier. He can also help everybody get more exercise. Plus, he’ll even reduce your anxiety and help make everybody in your house a happier person. Especially if you choose a breed known as one of the best dogs for kids, bringing home a puppy can set you up to have more responsible and more cooperative children.

Below, check out the best dogs for a family with children. Each of these breeds has different characteristics and unique personalities, but they will all love your family and become your children’s new best friend.

1. Beagle

The beagle is one of the best dogs for kids

The beagle is one of the best dogs for kids The beagle gets along great with kids. | iStock.com/SbytovaMN

The American Kennel Club recommends the beagle as one of the best dogs for kids. The group describes the beagle as “happy-go-lucky” and “funny,” two qualities we all love in a family dog. Beagles also have friendly and curious personalities. These very active dogs need plenty of exercise. But because they’re great with children, chances are good that a big backyard and a willing playmate will keep this dog happy. 

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