Dalmatian or Golden Retriever for a family with children?

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    Which breed is better for a family with younger kids? Our four year old son and six year old daughter have both been bugging us for a dog. Right now we are thinking of either getting a Dalmatian or a Golden Retriever but not sure which one would be better. I’ve heard the Dalmatian breed is pretty aggressive from some people and that Golden Retrievers are just as aggressive from others.

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    I can’t really say that one breed is better than the other, but we have children and our Dalmatian gets along with them just fine. I think it all comes down to the individual dogs themselves.

  •  Evan:

    I have both breeds , personally I think Dals are a great family pet but have tons of energy and when my boy gets running he is an 80 pound train that can wipe out anything in his path. My retriever is the pack leader ( next to me) and she plays with the kids and is always on guard when they are in the yard she keeps herself between the fence and the children at all times.

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