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Old 04-29-2010, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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A many mixed mut
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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grew up with Boxers and so did my Sons our last one died 18 months ago, we as we say have now downsized to Pugs - they are also brilliant with children. But I do miss having a human Boxer around.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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The dog has to understand his position in the family pack.
Ding, ding - we have a winner. Our Mastiff is a slave to the kids in the family, but beware anyone who appears to threaten them, us or our home.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Santa Barbara CA
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Most of the mutts I grew up with as a kid and all of them I have owned as an adult where great with kids.We only had one that really did not like kids but would tolerate them as long as they behaved around him. He was a shaggy little mutt and the poor guy had to put up with 4 kids and yes I think all 4 of us got bitten but it was always for doing something to him like sneaking up on him.
While bites did break skin they were never serious bites and my parents would yell at us not the dog for what ever we had done to him. He lived to be 14. In the long run he taught us how to respect dogs. Alll the other mutts were fantastic with kids.

As for a purebred dog my current boy Dazzle who is a Silken Windhound which is a sight hound is great with kids. He has never lived with any but has such a gentle stable temperment that at the park when kids come over they can grab him,pull on him, hug him you name it and he just stands and grins.
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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i think it's more a matter of personality and training than breed.

when i was growing up, a friend of a family had a downright scary dachshund, but a friend of mine has one who is great with her kids.

my dog (mystery mix) is awesome with kids. she'll put up with anything. i feel embarrassed admitting this now, but the day after we got her we took her to my husband's company picnic where she was manhandled by a mob of kids and she behaved admirably. luckily!
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Old 05-06-2010, 06:50 AM
 
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Our Labradoodle is A SAINT with our three young children! He lives for them. Since he is a second generation Labradoodle, so he doesn't shed a hair and doesn't bother anyone's allergies! Good luck with your search.
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: sittin happy in the sun :-)
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Irish Wolfhound - absolutely 100% fantastic around children.

Also, Boerboel, renowned for being fantastic family dogs and a superb protector
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:35 AM
 
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****zu!
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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Newfies, if you look at the breed standard they must be bred to be sweet. The depiction in peter pan is pretty accurate of most newfies, the really are a big furry nanny. My nice was learning to work and pulled her self to her feet by grabbing on to our big landseers eyebrows, the dog didn't mind a bit. There is no dog I would trust more.
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:14 PM
 
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Have collies and a newfie-lab. All adore the kids.
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