Dog and Child Safety | Family dogs, and which breeds to avoid

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Are some breeds more "dangerous" and parents should avoid having these dogs around children? (iStock)
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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