Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
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"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."