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13 of the world's most gentle dog breeds

By: Mary Jo DiLonardo on Dec. 21, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
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Bull terrier

Dubbing the breed "playful, charming and mischievous," the AKC says the bull terrier is one of the top breeds for families with kids because of its sweet and fun-loving disposition. Bull terriers can be very rambunctious, but it's typically all in good fun. Obedience training as a puppy and lots of exercise will help keep that energy channeled.

Because these dogs resemble toddlers in personality, they typically get along great with their human counterparts.