Here are the 10 best dog breeds to choose if you have young children

If you’ve been thinking about getting a puppy over the lockdown, you’re not alone – the Kennel Club says the number of people who welcomed new dogs into their homes over the past year has risen to around 250,000.

However, choosing the right breed is essential – for example, choosing a small dog if you don’t have a lot of space in your home, or a hypoallergenic dog if you have allergies.

Another thing to consider is that certain breeds are far more suitable for young families.

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Not only is the Labrador Retriever the most popular dog in the UK, it’s also the most kid-friendly – thanks to his friendly, loving and outgoing nature.

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They can look a little grumpy at times due to their pronounced wrinkles, but the adaptable bulldog’s calm and relaxed nature makes them a perfect choice for families with young children.

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Another hunting dog known for its calm natures, intelligence, and good humor, the golden retriever is a perfect family pooch.

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Beagles are a more compact family dog ​​who get along very well with children and enjoy playing.

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