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Top 5 Child Friendly Dogs

Are you planning to add a four-legged member to your family? Here are five breeds that have some of the best qualities to be your child’s new best friend.


They’re the most popular breed in United Kingdom, so it’s no surprise that they’re easy-going, loyal and lovable pets. They adore children and will want to feel part of the daily family activities. Learn more about Labradors here.

Cavalier King Charles Spaniels

Highly affectionate and devoted, Cavaliers are often referred to as ‘love sponges’. They adapt easily to new people, making them well suited for families. Learn more about Cavalier King Charles Spaniels here.


Nicknamed “Gentle Giants”, they have a sweet-tempered nature. They’re docile and ideal pets for families with kids. Learn more about Newfoundlands here.

Golden Retrievers

With friendly, patient and loving personalities, they love spending time with children. They also have a great sense of humour and adventure. Learn more about Golden Retrievers here.


They have a fun, happy demeanour and love to be around people all the time. Their boundless energy is great for playing with children. They require lots of exercise. Learn more about Boxers here.

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