Are Dogs Good for Babies?

Well, if you know that I breed apricot and red miniature poodle puppies, you probably know that the answer to the question above is yes. But, why? There would be no reason for me to write this if all I had to say was “Get a puppy, they are good for your baby!”

The truth is that I found an interesting article. Apparently my opinion has been validated, not only by personal experience, but a scientific study which concludes that dogs may be good for a baby’s health. In fact, in households where a dog was present, baby’s were less susceptible to colds, ear infections, etc. Now, if that’s not incentive to get a puppy for your newborn, I don’t know what is!

Of course, we all know that correlation does not imply causation and this study could actually be a load of bunk. But, I had a professor who pointed out something interesting about the whole circumstantial evidence thing: if you just exited a subway train and noticed that everyone coming down the stairs, from the streets, were putting away their wet umbrellas before boarding their trains, do you think that it might be raining up there?


So, it’s probably not a bad idea to get a red toy poodle puppy for your baby! Haha… of course that might sound a little crude. But, seriously, if you were on the fence about whether or not a dog would be good to have around your newborn, this should show you something: kids are healthier with dogs in their lives. Not just in the case of colds and ear infections, but dogs bring joy to little ones, they are typically very gentle with infants and some toddlers can even learn to walk with the help of a dog.

So, keep this in mind and, if you are on the fence, maybe this will help sway you: dogs are great for babies!

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