Eglinton Primary School and Early Year Centre



School Dog

Introducing Buddy, our school dog.

Buddy is a small Cavapoo from an experienced breeder whose parentage has been chosen for excellent temperament and health credentials. Cavapoos are known for being a low shedding breed which has hypoallergenic properties. Buddy lives with Mrs Lazell and her family, with lots of coming and goings including interactions with children.


We believe that interacting with animals can lead to an increased sense of wellbeing as well as supporting children who may be experiencing anxiety. Being responsible for an animal can develop increased sensitivity and awareness of the feelings and needs of others: animals and humans.  Through caring for animals children learn that all living things need more than just food and water for survival. 

Dog SmartBuddy postcardRisk Assessment for School Dog