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What kind of dogs are good with toddlers?

im 13(and pretty dog smart) but my sister is thinking about getting my 1 and a half year old neice a puppy in a month. what breeds of puppies are best with toddlers?

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Pugs and German Shepherds I have both and they are really good with toddlers my pug will sit down next to the baby and watch her well i go do something in the kitchen and my German shepherd will stand by her and bark if anything comes close to her

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Get a shepherd Loyal, Intelligent, Protective and Gentle.
If you get it when its a puppy it will learn to love and protect your family with it's life. I've owned many and they wouldn't hurt a child on their worse day they seem to know and understand that is a child and that they must be patient and gentle with them.
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German sheperds are like sooooooo over protective but I still think their great!
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hmmmm....... laso aphsos are pretty cool dogs, if you keep em trimmed, but since we never really "trained" ours, ours will bite every now and then (nothing serious, like play bite) but still, that could hurt a toddler. If you keep him on a tight leash, and make sure he knows who's in charge, he/she should be fine

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Labradoodle... Lab+poodle... Hypoallergenic and great with children.

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I am more of a cat person, but Labrador puppies are very fun and cute and can swim too!! They are great with toddlers!! :)

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Maltese are usually good. I have one, and he's pretty laid back. Can be pretty troublesome sometimes, but all puppies are.

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Golden Retriever, Labrador, Poodles, or Chihuahuas. I know for sure retrievers and labs are. Good luck!

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Labs!

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I personally think it's better to wait until the child is about 5 years old. Then they can understand that it's not nice to pull doggies ears, tail, and try to poke out their eyes, which can lead to a dog getting angry and biting...

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when i was a toddler i had a big black great dain so yeah

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If you had one, why can't you spell Dane
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because i was on a i pod
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Don't start sentences with because, either .-.
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Gee Mr grammar police
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*Ms.
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well, it is still mr
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A breed of dog that is good with toddlers would be:
Pappillon
Norfolk or Norwich Terrier
Golden Retriever
St. Bernard
Newfoundland
Collie

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golden retriever!

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That dog is huge for toddlers!
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this may be surprising because of the size, however stbernards are said to be good with children also, american bulldogs(i have one myself) are gentle giants and said to be the "babysitter"of the canines. i have seen this first hand my dog,leo, will sit at the fence and watch the kids play he wont take his eyes off them, he plays hide and seek (and seems to understand how to play) the kids love him, i also have 2 boston terrier which i understood to be good with children but one is a bit snappy when tugged on. my sister had a chihuahua and one of her boys cannot get anywhere near it without it growling. labs are also great with kids. just be careful to train the larger dogs not to jump as puppies because they can knock a child down, especially a toddler. i hope your sister understands the work involved with a puppy..not to mention the expense. it is a huge commitment .i would recommend waiting until the toddler is at least 5. however, if she feels strongly about this she should research each breed she is considering first to learn about their needs and characteristics. good luck, you seem like a great aunt or uncle to take such interest.

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Dalegas

From experience - Beagles are good, Chows can be bad

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Chows are very protective of children though
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Dalegas
They are but chows are also protective of other things that children may not understand. They may be a threat to their food or their space.
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Get the kid a chow, or a terrier

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Doxins

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that's not a thing...
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Oops sorry, i ment a wiener dog..
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you would never guess this but if you bought a European Great Dane are the most amazing dogs for little kids but they are very expensive

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German Shepherds of course. :) Labs are great too.

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golden retrievers are great!

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I would suggest getting a golden retriever. From experience I can say that they are very good with kids, even newborns but you might want to get one that's already potty-trained because they are a pain when they are peeing all over the place. Also they are really smart and sweet.

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The best dog to get would be one with a good temper because a toddler will step on the dog, pull its hair, lay on it...kid's stuff. I have rescued and fostered many dogs. For little grooming and temper I would go with a Labrador. If you want a smaller dog go with a beagle. The only medical issues these two have is that you have to clean out their ears about once a month to prevent yeast infections. They are loyal to a fault and have minimum of grooming and health problems.

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Try a dachshund. They are small and don't mind getting hugged and are too small to try to ride.

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none. get a cat- less chance of baby getting hurt

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Cats are fast and will scratch the kid
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Sorry to say, but you couldn't be more wrong. dogs are meant to be family pets. Cats are typically feisty and like to be loners, so they will likely scratch/bite/hiss at children
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i agree
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Soawsome129: they aren't as fast as dogs. ForNerdfishteria: dogs and cats ARE BOTH family pets. myanicoleayala: whatever
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NerdFISHteria? Really? And true, they are both technically family pets, I'm just saying that dogs are much more lovable and agreeable
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it depends what kind of cat you get. like mt ragdoll/diluted calico is so sweet he follows you around everywhere and carries his toys in his mouth like a dog and he snuggles.
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Cats will scratch fast they arent playful
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Cats will scratch the kid bite the kid and hiss at the kid dogs do not do that and dogs can be trained to do fun things cats can not

You are RONG R O N G
RONG RONG
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Those examples people made them do that they don't do it by them selfs
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*wrong
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you don't make any sense
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^you're just mad 'cause you're wrong
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i don't understand what "RING RONG hiss at the kid dogs do not" means. it doesn't make any sense. If you tell me what you mean i can argue with it. but how can i when you're not making any sense.
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It depends on the training not the breed

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your pic... is AWESOME!
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Yes it depends on the training, but also the intelligence of the dog. You have to know dogs. You have to get a healthy one. You have to train it. German Shepherd is the best. God doesn't make a better dog.

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um yeah but some of those are mean and huge
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There good but if that thing grows up before the toddler it can bite the toddler all over!
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um i would say a beagle

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Beagles are more of listeners theyll be easy to train
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i would say a small trained dog... now that i think about it its all about the breed and if its trained

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A chihuahua is the best. I have one and its so adorable and small! They are peaceful except they yap when they want something.

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Pitbull. Despite what most idiots say, they were bred to be NANNY DOGS, not fighting dogs. There are no "aggressive genes" that were bred into them, and they are very gentle. They do have a LOT of energy, so make sure the dog is walked by an adult at least an hour a day, and played with often. Teach the child to NOT yank on ears, tails, lips, or private parts so it does not make the dog assume children are bad things and mean pain. This makes them defensive. (As would any other animal that a child would do this to including but not limited to cats, geckos, iguanas, snakes, dogs of any breed, turtles, tortoises, etc.) So be sure to train your puppy properly and give him/her plenty of toys, exercise, and play time.

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agree all the way!!! but i knew this pit bull before and you could do whatever to her and she wouldnt do anything. She would let you do stuff with her lip, play with her ears, etc. not saying someone should do that, but some pitties wont mind if you do
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They won't mind if they're brought up with children, that's for sure. But to each dog their own. Just like people.
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Yeah, thats true
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Indeed it is. that's true for cats, snakes, frogs, and every other animal on earth. Lol
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Lol yeah. Every animal is different and may not go by its species standards
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Or what the media lies about.
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yeah. like how "pit bulls always attack and are mean dogs"
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But they're NOOOOOTTTTT!!!! D: I hate the pitbull haters. We should put bans, rumors, etc on THEM and see how THEY feel.
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Exactly! and yeah. I love pit bulls. I volunteer at an animal shelter, and of corse theres more pits than any other breed. I have worked with 40+ pit bulls, and they were all really sweet any i only got attacked by like half of them...with kisses that is lol
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My uncle has 100 acres of land within a 20ft wooden fence. He has 68 pitbulls on the property. (He must be effin rich lol) NONE of them are antisocial, aggressive, depressed, underfed, overfed, buffed to the max, or anything like that. They all LOVE kids, and the neighbor's kids (from all over the dang block and two over in each direction haha) will come to his house and BAM instant tail wagging, death licking, and happy yips. All his dogs are neutere/spayed and he does not breed. There are over 100 places on that property to chill. It's friggin amazing!
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There's nothing bad about ANY of those dogs.
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Sound like heaven O.O lol sounds awesome! are all or most of them rescues?
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Most are actually rescues that he performed himself. His friends were into fighting, and he rescued 46 puppies, most almost a month or two old that were being used as either bait dogs (the males) or fighters (females) by them. He busted the friends, took the pups, raised 'em, and all the adult dogs with one exception were unable to be rehabilitated. The one that was alright was a breeder. She'd had 7 litters and was about to have her 8th. She's my baby. <3
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aww thats really great what he does. I didnt know it was mainly the females used for fighing. I thought it was mainly males and they used the females for bait and breeding
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Oh, his friends didn't give a crap about any other female but the breeding one 'til she had 3 miscarriages in a row. That's when they were gonna put her down. She's only 6 years old. She was around 4 when she was rescued. I didn't think she was as thin as she looked in the picture my uncle sent me, but she had like no muscle or fat to her, and she had pups inside too! It was horrible, we had to feed her super-enriched food for the last month of the pregnancy and then she wasn't even expected to live through birth. I was sad 'cause she was so loving and she always wanted to make you feel better. I am so glad she lived. :)
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Thats one of the many amazing things about pit bulls. they could go through some of the worst abuse ever, but yet is still so loving and sweet in the end. Glad she pulled through and survived. Was she as skinny as the saluki or whippet dog, or skinnier?
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No, she was literally skin and bones. she had absolutely NO fat or muscle to her. She was on death's door and he had answered. She was almost in the door when we got her.
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oh my gosh thats just horrible! I know what you mean, ive seen dogs that were neglected and in a bad condition like that. She is so lucky to have made it!
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She's lucky she made it through birth. She was still pretty thin when she had her puppies. We had to take them and give them to fosters for bottle feeding.
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After she gave birth to them, was she reunited with them at your uncles house?
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newfies

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and u would know! lol
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Golden retrievers for sure!

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For sure they are so kind and loving
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Labrador retrievers are very gentle, and once they are past their puppy years they are very calm and docile. I have a yellow lab and he is so sweet to children. If you are looking for a protective dog, I suggest a Chow Chow or a shepherd. When I was very young, my family had an Aussie and he was very good with us kids, too.

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Small dogs are more protective
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a labrador for a big dog and havanese if your looking for a small dog but most importantly try to train and care for the dog because if your mean to the dog the dog will do the same for you

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Pomeranians, pugs, dashhounds, and poodles.

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I would not get a tiny dog or a herding dog, more or the goldens labs types, beagle are great. Like my Facebook page, I am a dog trainer. https://www.facebook.com/CertifiedDogTrainerPyle

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Whatever dog you decide to get, you should get one thats a little older. If you get a puppy, the puppy may nip at the toddler while trying to play. some good breeds are st.bernards, old english sheepdogs, pit bulls, beagles, and pugs

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beagle

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english bull dog

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medium sized dogs are best for young children. if they are too small then the child could possible hurt it and if it is too big it may accidentally hurt the child.

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Golden retrievers are good with children I have one and she is very friendly and easy to train

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Doberman

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labrador i like brown

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Cocker spaniels, poodles, labradors, german sheperds.

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golden retrievor

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all dogs as long as they are friendly

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