Small dog breeds for Kids
Is anything more exciting (and perhaps a little daunting) than choosing the right family dog? You're getting an extra two pairs of feet pattering around the house and a best friend for your kids to grow up with.
By searching for a small dog, you're probably thinking about your kids' safety — finding a canine who's not so big that he can knock over little humans. But you should consider the dog's safety too; breeds that are very small (like many in the Toy group) can be easily injured by children who accidentally play a little too rough. With any dog, always supervise his interactions with children and make sure your kids understand how to treat him respectfully. That means no ear-pulling, bopping on the head or invading his eating space.
As we're sure you already know, you've got a lot to think about! Click through our gallery below to check out 10 breeds that may be great matches for families.