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Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds

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Best Dogs for Kids, Boston Terrier

Boston Terrier


These black-and-white buddies have the "big-dog" feel of a boxer in much smaller package. They tend to have a playful yet patient personality and are pretty sturdy dogs despite their small size.

Average weight: 10 to 25 pounds

Pro: easy grooming, minimal/average shedding

Con: prone to eye problems and breathing problems/snorting due to short nose

One parent says: "They are patient, smart, loyal, quick to learn, and hardy. They can spend all day hiking or snoozing. Because they are on the smaller side, they are great for lots of environments, but they can keep up with kids without a problem."

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