20 Worst Dogs For Small Children

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There is always a number of factors that you need to keep in mind when choosing a dog and this number only grows if you happen to have small children living in the same household. You need to make sure that the dog is going to be a good fit and that it will get along with the child(ren) as well as possible.

While pretty much all breeds can be trained and made to play nice with children, some of them are just more likely to give you trouble and require more of you to ensure they will be great companions for your children. We will be looking at 20 such breeds here.

1. Chihuahua

The Chihuahua got its name from the Mexican state of Chihuahua and is considered to be the smallest breed of dogs according to many kennels. Quite naturally, you would assume that it is also one of the best breeds for small children. In reality, it is not.

Chihuahuas are actually very strong-willed and if they notice that human leadership is not strong, they can become quite dominant and hard to train. If they are allowed to become “pack leaders”, these dogs can become quite aggressive and jealous.

Finally, the problem is that they are often not treated the same way larger dogs are, meaning that owners cut them a lot more slack because they are tiny. This is a big problem. Add small children to the mix and this quickly becomes a huge problem.

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