Top 10 Kid-Friendly Small Dogs

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Though some small dog breeds may have reputations as "accessories" for grown women, they can make great companions for kids as well. What these petite pets lack in size, they more than make up for in personality and playfulness. And they're extremely loyal, to boot. In fact, your main concern when adopting a small dog may simply involve whether you and your family have the energy to keep up with him.

Knowing which small dog is right for your family depends on many factors, such your lifestyle, the size of your family, the age of your children, and your willingness to train and groom the dog. There are also a number of small breeds to choose from, each with a mix of potential pros and cons. To help you decide among these petite pooches, we've compiled a list of the top 10 kid-friendly small dogs based on personality, trainability, considerations for care and, of course, compatibility with children.

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