Top 10 Kid-Friendly Dog Breeds
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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."