In addition to being perfect playmates, dogs teach children responsibility, compassion, and patience. Before adopting a dog, research its lifestyle and home.

10. Irish setter

9. Beagle

8. Pug

7. Bulldog

6. Golden Retriever

5. Labrador Retriever

4. Boston Terrier

3. Alaskan Malamute

2. Bernese Mountain Dog

1. Cavalier King Charles Spaniel