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Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds

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Best Dogs for Kids, Boxer dog

Boxer


Boxers have a tough and muscular look but are gentle giants, overall. Multiple reviewers say that Boxers tend to bond so strongly with children that they seem to think of the kids as their own. They do need plenty of walking and exercise but generally like being inside, unlike some other large breeds.

Average weight: 55 to 70 pounds

Pro: moderate activity level, average shedding, not barky

Con: can be boisterous if not exercised enough

One parent says: "I think that Boxers are one of the very best medium to large dog breeds to have with kids. They're often overlooked because they don't have that sweet, soft face like a Golden Retriever or a Lab, but don't miss out on these guys. They are gems."

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