I remember my first pregnancy. How scared I was, but also so excited. I thought I was prepared but also so overwhelmed. Being a new mom takes more than all your energy, it takes all your emotions and brainpower too.
There is something so beautiful about raising a baby with a family dog. That child grows up knowing the dog as part of the family, a loved best friend.
I’ve experienced quite a few dog breeds with kids. After research and personal experience, I’d love to share my top 3 dog breed choices for new moms. Also check out The Goody Pet’s article “Best Dog Breeds for Kids” if you already have children and want to add to your family.
New Moms – What To Look For In A Dog Breed
If you are a new mom and decide you want a dog as well, careful consideration must be taken to the choice of breed. The amount of free time available to devote to the dog will be limited so high maintenance breed might not be the best choice. In addition, some breeds tend to be better with children than others. After looking at these constraints, here are my 3 dog breed choices for new moms
A bulldog is known to be a laid back breed of dog. They simply don’t require an exceptional amount of exercise or grooming. They would just as soon lay on the couch and watch television with you as they would go outside for a run. They also tend to form strong bonds with children and have a gentle and protective nature.
Pugs are playful and friendly. They are known for their charming and charismatic personality. They require very minimal exercise and can adapt to a variety of living arrangements. Their small size make them a great fit for apartments, for example. Pugs are people pleasing by nature and enjoy spending time with their owners.
A bull terrier is known for it’s distinct head shape. They are extremely affectionate and become very attached to their owners. This breed will be devoted to your child and is known for being good with children in general.
What do you think? Have you owned any of these dogs? Share what you think is the best breed of dog for new moms. I’d love to hear your thoughts!