The top 8 dog breeds for families with children

Bringing a furry buddy into your home has been shown in studies to improve your children's well-being. According to a study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, pet ownership may benefit children's and adolescents' emotional, cognitive, behavioral, educational, and social development.

Jamie Knowles, the founder of pet carrier Roverlund, loves spaniels in general, from English springers to Brittanys, Boykins to cockers. Knowles, who grew up with springers and now owns an English cocker, believes they quickly adjust to city life or spending time outside.

1. Spaniels

If you live in a confined location, such as an apartment or townhouse, this large, lanky dog is a good choice, according to Russell Hartstein, CEO of Fun Paw Care in Los Angeles.

2. Greyhounds

Demling recommends beagles for children because they are "gentle, friendly, and enjoy to entertain the members of their pack."

3. Beagle

The shiba inu is a Japanese hunting dog that is regarded to be one of the oldest breeds in the world.

4. Shiba inu

According to the American Kennel Club, the Havanese is an ideal city dog because of its tiny size, adaptable disposition, and social skills.

5. Havanese

"It's difficult to resist the poodle's many great qualities - beautiful, finely curled coat and hypoallergenic skin," Carlson adds. "Poodles vary in a variety of sizes, but their sharp intellect distinguishes the breed."

6. Poodle

Pugs, with their short-hair coats and wide eyes, are among the most easygoing and flexible of the little breeds, according to Demling.

7. Pug

If you grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, you probably remember Comet from "Full House." He's a sweet, friendly golden retriever. The Tanners were correct.

8. Golden retrievers

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