Are some breeds more "dangerous" and parents should avoid having these dogs around children? (iStock)
If you're considering adding a dog to your family, then you're probably doing your research to find the best type of dog to bring into your home.
Amanda van der Walt, a behaviour consultant and dog trainer at Canine Companion, tells Parent24 that there are a number of factors to consider when looking for a dog, and that the breed is important.
For example, she stresses, a labrador has the most stable temperament, but kids must be taught how to be around dogs, because even a "gatvol Labby" can bite if startled or pestered.
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