Several Big Dogs That Are Good With Children


I just read an article by Jane Meggitt on The Nest about considering a big dog for your children.  She feels that often big dogs may be a better choice than small ones.  Some small dogs may be a bit delicate or snappy to play well with children who could get rough when they play with their doggies.  So a gentle giant could be a good choice.

Jane shared 4 big dog breeds in her article.  If you guessed St. Bernard to be one of them, you are right!  Several “Beethoven” movies can’t be wrong.

Another one is Newfoundland.  They are also called “nanny dogs”.  That’s how good they are with children.

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There are a few things to consider if you are thinking about getting a big dog.

Here’s an excerpt from Jane’s article:

Newfies do have their drawbacks. They drool a lot, so your kids and your house will be covered with doggie saliva. Newfies require a lot of space, so they’re not a good choice if you don’t have a large backyard.

If your Irish wolfhound stands on his hind legs and puts his paws on your shoulders, you could be staring at 6 feet of dog … Since they are sighthounds, bred to chase small game, this might not be the best breed if you also share your home with cats or rabbits.

You can read the entire article here


Article source:  The Nest

Image source:  Elaine Ashton on Flickr


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