If you’ve welcomed a new puppy into your home during lockdown, you’re not alone – the Kennel Club says dog ownership has increased by around 8% during the global pandemic.

But choosing the right breed is absolutely essential – for example opting for a small dog if you don’t have much space at home, or a hypoallergenic dog if you suffer from allergies.

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Another thing to consider is that some breeds are much more suitable for young families.

Here are the dog breeds that should be at the top of your wish list if you have kids, according to the American Kennel Club.