I have two children aged three and five. I rent a house with a fully fenced yard, but it is a small yard. I work outside of the home two days a week. We also have a year old cat. I can't seem to find a breed of dog that would be suitable for our lifestyle and our home. Do you have any recommendations?

Answer

A Maltese is a good choice for a family that has cats and is sometimes not at home. However, since your kids are so young, I cannot recommend a Maltese. I waited until my son was as old as your oldest before bringing a Maltese puppy home, and he still fell over on top of him when they were playing and injured the puppy's leg the first day.

If I were in your situation, I would wait until your youngest turns five. Your older child should be a lot more help at that time too.

A Golden Retriever is a good choice if you want a larger dog, as he is not as likely to become injured playing with the kids. He is more likely to become bored when left alone, though.

Updated on July 11, 2018

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