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    Question Good Dogs for Children?

    i am interested in getting a dog for my son who is almost 3yrs old. i am thinking of a rotti as i had one growing up and they can be outdoor dogs as i work so i need an outdoor dog.

    what are your opinions on rottis and also if you dont like them, what other breed would you recommend? i would prefer a big dog over a little dog as i just like them much better.

    btw, this is a serious thread...and since you all seem to know so much...well ya know

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    Retrievers are good with kids.

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    Can' go wrong with labs if you love big friendly goofballs!

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    A labrador is great for kids. We have one and he will lay on the floor and let my 2yr old cousin climb all over him. He simply loved kids.

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    The lab we had growing up would dance with me. I'd put his paws on my shoulders and we'd shuffle. If a kid loving dog is the way to go, get a lab!!

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    i really ahve my heart set on a rotti. my son aint scared of dogs by any means. he loves the big big dogs but put a cat near him and he will run for the hills.

    what about boxers? what are they like? we have only had rottis and maltese growing up and also the dashhound so yeah, not experienced with other breeds of dogs.

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    Personally i don't agree with getting a dog for a child, especially a 3 year old... If you are after a family pet you may want to consider your daschund...
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    A rotti is one of the dominant breed dog group, as is a staffy or a shar pei. All of these dogs can be great with kids, although all can be boisterious too, especially if they are not trained and dominated consistantly from a pup.

    I love dominant breeds myself, I feel very safe with them and the love they return is just amazing. BUT, given you do have a young child and you do work, perhaps you should think about rescuing an adult. Specific breed rescue takes each dog into foster care, does the vetwork required and can then advise you which dog would be suitable for your personal requirements. I have some dogs currently in care which I would no sooner rehome to young kids than fly to the moon. I also have others who are absolutely DIVINE. So that would be my suggestion, contact the specific breed rescue groups of your choice, be COMPLETELY honest with them and if they have no one in that suits you atm, the sad thing I can honestly say is that, they more than likely will in the near future. If you want to consider a Shar Pei, please go to our website and fill in an application, they all come to me (Australia wide) and from there I filter to each state, so if you do decide to apply, metion the forum and I will know who you are. But do the same with Rotti Rescue, Lab Rescue, Staffy Rescue etc. You may just find your perfect pet from one of us

    ETA: I have two young grand kids (16 mths and 1 mth) and both my staffy and my pei are wonderful with my grand babies!
    SPR fosters:Rowland, Matrix, Mia, Arizona, Romeo, Wrinkles, George, Molly, Su Lin, Ellie, Charlie, Charlotte, Lulu, Montana http://www.sharpeirescue.com.au

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    After reading your posts on other threads I don't think your fit to own a dog.. I hope you are a troll and not seriously thinking of getting any dog ever...
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    Boxers are great with kids also. I had 3 growing up. My first was brought when I was a month old and I had him until I was 11 and the other 2 were rescues. I agree with SRV dogs shouldn't be brought for children because kids don't know how to train a dog etc. but if it is a family dog you want to be good with kids then I would say a lab or boxer I love both breeds.

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