When we were young, maybe a lot of people wanted to have a dog as a companion in their childhood. So, why don’t you do that for your kids.
Below we have listed the suitable dog breeds as a companion for children, based on the main criteria: friendliness, gentleness, obedience, ease of training, … and hypoallergenic.
But be warned, if your children are still too young, or don’t know how to interact with pets, all should be under supervision.
#1 – Beagle
Beagle is a small hunting dog originating from England. They have large ears, a cute face, and a tail often erect. Beagle is friendly, fun, gentle, and also a bit curious. Because of the dog’s excessive friendliness, they are not a good guard dog, but to play with children, the Beagle is a great choice.
#2 – Pug
Pug is a small breed originating from China. They have large round heads, many wrinkles, a short nose and 2 big eyes that look extremely cute. Pug are lovable, fun, and a little mischievous, they are also quite lazy and like to sleep. Pug is also a dog that doesn’t need grooming and exercise too much. And Pug is also a great companion for the elderly and children.
#3 – Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is a small breed originating from the United Kingdom. They have long ears, big eyes and an expressive face, many say it’s a sweet face. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is very gentle, affectionate, graceful and charming, they also rarely bark, and alert to strangers. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is also very suitable to play with children.
#4 – Toy Poodle
Toy Poodle is a small breed of dog that weighs no more than 7 pounds. They are covered with thick curly hair, they shed very little, and are hypoallergenic. Toy Poodle is an intelligent, agile, obedient, and easy-to-train dog, which is considered one of the best pets for children.
#5 – Boston Terrier
The Boston Terrier is a small breed originating from the United States of America. They also have a nickname “American Gentlemen” for their impeccable manners. The Boston Terrier has a square head, erect ears, short nose, and large round eyes, they are also friendly, cheerful dogs, a little curious and mischievous. The Boston Terrier is the right companion for children.
#6 – Maltese
Maltese is a small dog with a weight not exceeding 7 pounds. They are covered with long, straight, smooth white coat. They also shed very little hair, and will not aggravate allergies. Maltese have a gentle and playful personality, stable health, adaptability and long life. They like to be friends with all ages.
#7 – Keeshond
Keeshond is a medium-sized spitz breed originating from the Netherlands. Previously, they were also known as “Dutch Barge Dog”. Keeshond has a pointed face, pointed ears, and a thick fur covering the neck and chest like a lion’s mane. Keeshond is very friendly, outgoing, lively, intelligent, very affectionate with their families and a great companion for children.
#8 – Cocker Spaniel
Cocker Spaniel has 2 types: American Cocker Spaniel and English Cocker Spaniel, their name depends on their origin. They have long ears, big eyes and a cute face and they have enough colors and patterns. The Cocker Spaniel is a gentle, fun, intelligent, easy-to-train dog, and they also love to play with children.
#9 – Havanese
The Havanese is a bichon dog of Cuban origin. They have a thick coat but shed very little and hypoallergenic. Havanese are smart, funny, outgoing, easy to train, and they are also healthy, adaptable dogs. Havanese is suitable as a companion of any age.
#10 – Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is of Irish origin. Soft Coated Wheaten Terriers have a soft, silky coat, have a low shedding, and hypoallergenic. They are breeds of terrier, friendly, happy, devoted and sometimes a little stubborn. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is also a great choice to be a companion for children