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Old 06-02-2005, 11:26 PM
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Beagles are suppose to be very good with kids. They are good pack dogs, and will protect the kids and hang out with them. On a more funny note, I heard that herding dogs can be good for keeping the kids out of trouble. I had a friend who's dog would keep the kids on the grass while they were outside.
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Old 06-03-2005, 12:38 AM
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I still like the larger more dependable breeds .....I had Golden Retrievers before I had kids and knowing their disposition stuck with them. Ajax sounds like the GS that my folks had when I was born ! My guardian angel !
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:14 PM
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if you are looking for small dogs maltese are one of the gentlest small dogs and are good with children...but its the dog you end up having to worry about
i know labs, and golden retreivers are usually the mains. i know saint bernards are very good with children same with great danes-if your looking for a huge dog, beagles for hounds love children aswell. boxers are very fond of children aswell, which is a common misconception, cuz people often mistake their behavior as not good with children, but really they are great with them
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:15 PM
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aswell as border collie and just a general collies love children and treat them more like their their children and protect them
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:41 PM
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I agree with the others - I know that most GSD's, labs & collies are great with dogs, we all know that. Something I love about them is their size. Larger dogs tend to want to protect small children where as *most* (not all) smaller ones tend to get intimidated by them which causes them to snap & nip. Mind you not all small dogs are like that. Also bully breed dogs are great with kids (such as boxers, dobe's , rotties, pits, etc). They have a higher pain tolerance for when your toddler begins pulling and pinching & falling on top of them. Most any dog you get will have to LEARN to be around kids. I personally have 2 boxers & 2 pits and and a lab/chow x & they all love kids. The 2 boxers grew up with them so they know how to be around them. The mix is just good natured around ANYTHING. My female pit didn't know any kids until we got her when she was 3 years old. It took some teaching that she couldn't jump on them & that their high squeels of joy wasn't something to fret over, but she makes a great "babysitter" now. Our newest puppy is turning 12 weeks old tomorrow. He's great with kids too but he's still in the "nipping" stage and those little teeth HURT. We're trying to get him out of that as fast as we can. Once he gets older he will be perfect for kids. Something we noticed about our male boxer is when he's around a toddler just learning to walk (he's done this with all 3 of them so far), he will walk beside them letting them hold on to him (ouch) so they don't fall and if they do fall he'll put himself in place so they don't get hurt. Because he has such tough skin and high pain tolerence it doesn't bother him. My nephew was scratched by a cat once (he tried to "baptize" it in the pool) and my boxer saw that. He won't let a cat NEAR a kid now but he's fine with cats any other time. My nephew and 2 little cousins INSIST they sleep with the boxers when they stay with us. We let them camp out in the living room every time. Princess is good about waking us up if they need something (like bad dreams, potty, glass of water).
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:46 PM
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thats hilarious what your nephew did baptising him...lol
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Old 06-03-2005, 03:53 PM
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It must run in the family - I've been told I did the same thing (more than once, I grew up on a farm) when I was little. I either tried to teach them to swim or to baptize them. All I know is we were all sitting around and he was sitting on the steps of the pool when he grabed the cat and screamed "look cc, I'm gonna baptize the cat!!" The cat didn't take to that to well. Tyson didn't take to the cat too well. At the time I was terrified my nephew was really hurt then I was terrified Tyson was gonna kill the poor cat (that poor cat was in the wrong place at the wrong time). After it was all said and done I couldn't stop laughing at the whole thing!!
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. . . On a more funny note, I heard that herding dogs can be good for keeping the kids out of trouble. I had a friend who's dog would keep the kids on the grass while they were outside.
Purdue, our German Shepherd, was just a worry-wart when kids were around. The neighbors teased him, threw rocks at him, stood on the other side of the boundary (even before we got the fence up), knowing that he wouldn't go past his own boundary line and would scream and bark at him, but when the 9 month old baby crawled out into the middle of the street, Purdue was the one who went out and stood over the baby and howled until one of us ran out and got him out of the middle of the road! Not their dog . . . MY DOG!

And they still teased him . . .
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Old 06-03-2005, 04:19 PM
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And they still teased him . . .
That's just awful!!
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Old 06-03-2005, 04:23 PM
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They were a pretty worthless bunch.
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