Just ask anyone, and they will tell you that adopting a dog for the family is not an easy task. There are so many things that must be taken into consideration before making that critical choice, especially when children are involved. Even though dogs have earned a reputation as being man’s best friend, you still wouldn’t want to adopt one with a bad disposition, one who might pose a danger to the children’s friends and scare the daylights out of the neighbors. Although almost any dog breed can be trained to serve as the family pet, some will require more training than others. Also, adopting a dog as the family pet can affect some homeowners’ insurance, depending on the breed.
So, let’s take a look at some dog breeds that could make great family pets:
Because these little boogers are so cute, many people assume that they would make the perfect family pet. But that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, chihuahuas are one of the fiercest and stubborn dog breeds out there, so training them won’t be easy, especially if you let them have their way too much. This innate bad attitude is probably a mechanism the breed uses to compensate for its small size. Consequently, chihuahuas will aggressively and jealousy defend their role as the favorite member of the family, meaning smaller children better beware.