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    Morning!! Guys.. My sister wants to get a puppy, she has a three year old and thinking of maybe a lab.. She just scared and dont know what breed is the best with kids.. Please let me know all opinions

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    Go to your nearest shelter, you're bound to find a great dog there. Just tell the shelter works what you are after, also tell there about your backyard, how much exercise the dog will get ect.'

    Failing that goldern retreviers are great with kids

    Goodluck

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    A well socialized, trained and supervised dog will be best with kids. What she needs to think about is:- how much time she will have to exercise, train, groom the pup and then from there search breeds that fit that criteria. Larger animals tend to be more expensive for vet treatment due to cost per weight for some meds. Best for her to contact lab breeders and talk to them if she is really keen on one

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    Any breed can be good with children, its just some breeds need more training with them than others and are less tolerable(sp?).
    Some sterotypical family dog breeds are the Lab, Golden Retriver, Beagle and Poodle. But as CJay said, get your sister to go to her local shelter and explain that she would like a family dog, a lot of shelter pups come from families that just couldn't keep them anymore.
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    Labs ,as all dogs,need a lot of training otherwise they end up boisterous and hard to handle. Again lots are in shelters due to no training.

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    Many years ago I had a lab and a small son. I did not know all the work that would be involved, the dog was far too boisterous to be with us. I rehomed her to my sister and they had a great life together.

    That small son is now 30 and a couple of years ago got himself a lab. I wish he had talked to me first. Did puppy preschool but all the chewing, destruction and boisterousness scared his 3 young children. Cotton was rehomed to a wonderful bloke who she came to adore and vice versa.

    I echo what the others have advised about a shelter dog.
    My sister got a beagle cross 14 years ago when she had young children. That dog only passed away 2 days ago. She was the best choice for them, over the destructive puppy stage and my sister took into consideration hers and the family's needs but more importantly those of the dog and how those needs would be addressed for the best fit for all concerned.

    I suggest googling different breeds to find out as much information as you can before adding a dog to your family.
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    Any dog will be great with the kids provided it is taught to be great with the kids.

    When my daughter was born we had a lab/stfyy x (placid as) and a staffy/boxer x who was extremely boisterous/hyper. However, he turned out to be very patient with th ebaby and become her protector.

    When my daughter was 5 we got a lab x and he knocked her over a number of times when he was young because he is very boisterous. Even at 5 and a half he is still boisterous but he has learnt to be just a little more gentle round our daughter (who is now 11).

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    I'm looking after a verrrrrrry boisterous 17 month old Lab. I can't stand her
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    We have a lab friend who comes around for play dates, our yard is very dog proof, but she is like a water loving cyclone

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    i think all dogs are well behaved around kids, its just some dogs need training around little kids. But always remember to look at your kid if shes playing with the dog no matter what.

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