It’s a proven fact that dog is a man’s best friend. But some people find it hard enough to accept the fact that this humble species can turn out to be the best coddlers or babysitters also! The relationship of a dog & kid is special, comforting & brings many developments for a child. There are facts that tell show that children with pets have higher self-esteem, improved social skills and are mostly more popular with their peers. Such kids learn nurturing skills along with improved empathy & a more caring attitude. Kids with dogs get more responsible as they grow up with age; they take up the responsibility of taking care of the dog.
In houses where there are new born babies, dogs get very alert & extra protective, no matter how aggressive in nature they are. Many dogs can be really dangerous to be kept around them & can act violently. Now let’s take a look at the top breeds of dogs that are totally meant to be around new born babies:
One word that comes to mind when someone thinks of this breed is happy-go-lucky. This dog has a charming personality and is said to be a family dog. A Beagle holds a sensitive nature and is known to be extremely patient. Babies can have best time having this breed as a pet around, as they are loving, playful & caring nature makes them early adapters to their surroundings. With beagles, you don’t have to worry about making extra living space as they can easily adjust in smaller spaces.
Now it is time to talk about a breed which was used to be really popular in 1950’s television series, therefore many people started keeping this it as pets. Rough Collie has high intelligence factor and after a thousand years trainability as sheepdog makes them very quick with commands & adaptability with the surroundings. Sometimes they can be a little dangerous as they are naturally trained to kill as a sheepdog, but make excellent babysitter because of their protective nature.
Sometimes, nurturing up with a dog & a baby can be very tough to manage, as they need attention, feeding time & of course the playtime. So with babies people usually prefer the type of dogs that are easy on maintenance & don’t require much attention! So here we present this low-maintenance breed. Basset hounds are the lowest on energy if we talk, and require the least attention. And because of their playful nature, they are considered as one of your little precious’s priceless companion!
This breed is usually happy & standoffish around strangers, but their extremely playful nature is something that makes them really lovely lapdogs. Dachshund can be stubborn at times, but they usually require the least maintenance and are suited best to the not so active families, as they do not require much of the physical activity. They make extremely good entertainers to babies. However, do keep in mind that they might be unfriendly or would give cold looks to your new friends who are supposed to be strangers to them.
Mutt is basically a hybrid of two different breeds. Mostly stray dogs are mutts. Mutts are very strong health vise and require least vet attention, unless something major. A mutt is a dog in which your total trust can be put. They make excellent babysitters, family dogs & night guards.
This dog is the most friendly, loyal & enthusiastic breed you can ever pet. Being extremely caring & loving this breed is the most loved service dog breed in the world. Being highly intelligent, they are extremely good with the kids too.
The most calm & composed yet active enough to make the thieves run for their lives breed is Pug. They tend to be very playful & serene, yet funny & adorable enough with their strange faces they makes. Pugs are great with babies, as they play gentle but are hard enough for the kids or babies who like to play rough. You can opt for them anytime any day as they appreciate human attention. And the best thing about them is they are least barky which will automatically help your mood to be less cranky.
The most loved & adored breed of all time. Be it a small family, large family, this dog can easily be fit into any environment. This breed is the easiest to train because of their intelligence & eagerness to please. They can give extremely good results with babies if given good training.
Papillon is usually taken as the toy dog, which have a bigger personality than its own size. They are fragile in nature & by the body structure, because of their size. Papillion makes a very good pet, as they do not require much space & activity to go on through the day. They sometimes can be too fragile to be playing around with babies, otherwise they make great companions.
Bull dogs have a physique that is totally meant for kids who like to play it rough. They are not the most energetic dogs, but are very playful & friendly in nature. They do not require much space & attention & make great baby sitters to babies, because of their highly caring, adaptive & loving nature.
Poodle is highly recommended to the families who have new born babies as they are really quick and active. Despite the fact that they require timely grooming and can be high maintenance, they are undoubtedly very caring, sensitive and gentle with kids. However, one has to take care of the fact that the toy poodle is generally not considered for the families because they possess high risk of snapping.