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Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds

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Best Dogs for Kids, Dachshund weiner dog

Dachshund/Miniature Dachshund


"Weiner dogs" or "doxies," as they're sometimes called, pack a spunky personality in their little bodies. They tend to be loyal lap dogs and cuddlers who love to give kisses.

Average weight: 8 to 20 pounds

Pro: doesn't shed and requires minimal grooming (short-haired/smooth-coat variety)

Con: some can be high-strung and unfriendly, especially to strangers

One parent says: "He snuggles with my big girl in bed all the time, and plays tag with my boy. They grew up together and so they act like brothers. Sometimes he barks more harshly when the boy is too rough."

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