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the best dog for kids with down syndrome?
i love dogs, i always had one, im trying to find the best one for my family, especially for my 11 month old girl with down syndrome (and i have an other 3 years old daughter), we have a big house and back yard, but im looking for medium to small size, and with no hair or health problems, due my down syndrome baby i need a dog who is patient, and very very good with kids, im also trying to decide when is the best time, now that she is a baby or wait a couple more .
thank you for your opinion!
Answer by Kat Lance
Hi I recommend a King Charles cavalier as for lapdogs have a very good temperament and prefer to be hugged and loved than thrown a ball . They are very gentle as I have one and she just licks people!
But yes , If you live near Bristol or Down south I highly think you should try out the website gumtree as there are some keen breeders around there.
Answer by doglove70
I’d reccomend waiting AT LEAST until your daughters are older than four or five, and getting an adult dog greater than 40 pounds from a private rescue organization (a favorite of mine specifically pulls older dogs that were once family pets to make looking for a kid-friendly, calm dog easier).
Answer by Claudia Shapiro
Big dogs do best.
Newfoundlands have been proved to be the BEST dog with kids.
Golden retrievers are always used as therapy dogs, so you should also get one.
Saint Bernards are also good.
Small dogs are just scared at babies and kids or aggressive towards them.
this website talks about all breeds. Try searching up good breeds for kids.
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