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Family dogs are dogs that are great for kids of all ages. Find out which types of dogs will fit best in your home.

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5 Small Family Dogs

Looking for a loyal, playful dog that will fit on your kid's lap instead of taking up the whole couch? We've got five pint-sized picks for you.


10 Amazing Things Dogs Can Sense

 10 Amazing Things Dogs Can Sense

Dogs have great senses and are insightful, intuitive creatures. See 10 amazing things dogs can sense to learn more. See more »

Can dogs sense storms?

 Can dogs sense storms?

Fido loves too chase his tail, do you really think he could save you from a thunderstorm? Learn if dogs can sense storms at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Could a wearable device help you train your dog?

 Could a wearable device help you train your dog?

Are wearable devices the next big thing in the realm of dog training? Find out if wearable devices can help you train your dog at HowStuffWorks. See more »

5 Dog Treat Recipes That Kids Can Make

 5 Dog Treat Recipes That Kids Can Make

Are you looking for some dog treat recipes that kids can make? Check out 5 dog treat recipes that kids can make. See more »

10 Fun Games for Kids and Dogs

 10 Fun Games for Kids and Dogs

Are you looking for some information on fun games for kids and dogs? Check out 10 fun games for kids and dogs to learn more on this topic. See more »

10 Tips for Picking Out a New Family Dog

 10 Tips for Picking Out a New Family Dog

Are you looking for some information on tips for picking out a new family dog? Check out 10 tips for picking out a new family dog to learn more on this topic. See more »

Top 5 Hunting Dogs for Families

 Top 5 Hunting Dogs for Families

Are you looking for some information on hunting dogs for families? Check out 10 hunting dogs for families to learn more on this topic. See more »

Is it bad to have old dogs around young kids?

 Is it bad to have old dogs around young kids?

Are you wondering if it is bad to have old dogs around young kids? Check out this article to learn if it is bad to have old dogs around young kids. See more »

Is fostering dogs too hard on kids?

 Is fostering dogs too hard on kids?

Are you wondering if fostering dogs is too hard on kids? Check out this article to learn if fostering dogs is too hard on kids. See more »

Are kids with dogs more active?

 Are kids with dogs more active?

Are you wondering if kids with dogs are more active? Check out this article to learn are kids with dogs more active. See more »