Most children growing up beg their parents to buy them a puppy. They are so cute and cuddly when they are a few months old, but what kids do not understand is how much work they are. Taking care of small children and an even smaller puppy can be extremely difficult. If you are on the fence about getting a puppy when you have smaller kids in the house, you should have full confidence in bringing a Labrador Retriever home. These dogs have remarkable instincts when it comes to children and they are known for their laid back good nature. With kids, they are able to get the exercise they need when running around – this is also a plus for mommy and daddy because it ultimately wears the little ones out too!
Labrador Retrievers tend to stay young at heart for quite a few years. This is just another reason why they are great to have with children. If you get a Lab puppy when your kids are a younger age, they will be able to grow up with each other and develop a great companionship. These dogs are gentle tempered so even with energetic children around they will allow kids to be a little rough and climb all over them, without reacting in a bad way. They are very tolerant and patient animals. Labrador Retrievers come in three different colors; yellow, black and chocolate (brown). There is no difference in temperament or attitude when it comes to the color of a Lab. A Lab is a lab regardless of what their coat color is.
The best part about having a Labrador Retriever and children is the fact that these dogs are very low aggression dogs. They have motherly instincts that kick in when children are crying or hurt in some way. A Lab will sense these things and be there for comfort. They are protective and will make sure to look after any little ones you may have running around inside or outside. There is not a lot of training or maintenance required when it comes to Labrador Retrievers. They also do not carry a lot of diseases so your children will never be at risk of getting sick from a Lab puppy that you bring into your home. This breed is definitely one of best for your small children.