The death of 14 year old Jade Anderson killed by a pack of dogs has only made it clearer that the responsibility of owning a dog is much great than just feeding and walking it. Recent statistics from the Hospital Episodes Statistics reveal that one in six of those admitted to hospital for a dog bite is a child aged under 10, with the treatment figures showing that children are more likely to get bitten in the face, requiring plastic surgery to reconstruct them.
Often the behaviour of a dog is down to the way in which it has been trained and is treated by the owner, however there are certain breeds that are more child-friendly than others. Here we give the top ten breeds that would be perfect for those looking to introduce a dog to a family with children.
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Spaniels Severus and Lily enjoy a very doggie afternoon tea at Egerton House Hotel in Knightsbridge, London.