It depends on your current housing situation in terms of space and how much time you or the mother will have for the dog because I don't think your daughter will be cleaning or feeding or making sure the dog has exercise on her own.
At two years old, it won't really be HER dog in that she can't care for it. I would get a mature, middle-sized dog from the SPCA that is already used to and good with small children. Even so, don't leave the two of them unattended together until you have some experience on how they behave, and preferably until the child is a couple years older.
English Staffordshire Bull Terrier, they are called the nanny dog in England. We have two and my 4 year old brother would jump on them, pull their tales, ears, whatever. If they get tired of it they will just get up and leave. Worst they could do is lick ya to death. Its all nor.al for the breed.
First of all you want a medium to large dog, because small dogs are fragile and actually are far more aggressive than larger dogs. Secondly, you'll be better off with an adult dog than a puppy, because the adult dog will have already gotten through the terrible puppy phases, and you can now see exactly what his/her personality is like. Third, make sure it is fixed, both to avoid illnesses and because hormones are the most common cause of aggression.
Then you'll want to go to the shelter and look around. Mixed breeds tend to be healthier - physically and mentally - than pure breeds because you don't have to worry as much about inbreeding issues. Please make sure to interact with the dogs - walk them, go into the cage, etc. Find a dog that is alert but calm. They won't all be friendly because they're probably plenty nervous about their housing situation, but calm is the big factor. Avoid aggression and excessive jumping, licking, etc., because the extra energy isn't compatible with small children unless you want the extra work.
I think you should take your daughter with you to pick the dog out that way you can see how they react with each other and how aggressive the dog is when playing. Plus you could make sure she likes the dog too
a german shepherd (puppy) it will bond with the child because when my brother talked with his friend through a fence at age 5 our german shepherd sat next to him and watched the neighbors (friend) every move. just being aware not aggressive or anything.
Ok these are all great dogs but for a two year old I say an older mature family dog.I would suggest a yellow lab. They are protective but can be trained to play calmly. They are the calmest of chocolate, yellow and black labs. PLEASE do NOT get a pitbull! My friend is a nurse and in one year has cared for a three year old and five year old that were attacked by pittbulls. I have nothing against pitbulls but they should not be a family dog. The three year olds face is ruined forever and has been traumatized. I am sorry to share this but its the truth.
A pit bull from a reputable shelter that tests the dogs. Pit bulls are great family pets and are very tolerant. I would not suggest a pit bull if you already have a dog. Make sure he is good with and let your daughter meet the dog to see if the dog accepts her. Hope I helped.
Tbh there are many dogs...and since you asked your question here ...we all are gonna give our opinions ...i would suggest a playdog like chihuahua, its a dog to play with and not much for guarding but if you do buy big dogs like german shepherd i wouldnt suggest that cause they are much of a guarding dogs ...not to be wrong..they do play and need exercise...but i would suggest chihuahua casue its made for games and besides a dog like german shepherd or lab is too big for it and they are fierce so they might hurt her in the other hand the chihuaha is calm and cuddly for her ...hope this helped
If you want a big dog, despite all the bad publicity they get, a pitbull is one of the best family dogs you could get. They are nick named the nanny dog because they are so great with kids. However if you want a small dog, rat terriers and extremely sweet and friendly. They can be a bit high energy so they need frequent exercise.
get her a chihuahua and they don't get that big i got my little sister and brother for there birthday and they love it to death i am glad they like it and it goes everywhere we go and if we take to a public place we put it on a leash and not let off until we get back to the car cause the other dog we had like that it got ran over and she stays ion the house we dont let her out unless she has to use the bathroom or we go somewhere so that is what i would get for her since she is 2