I work with children with special needs and one parent has asked my advice about getting a dog for their child.
The child has a severe intellectual and physical disability. They are non-verbal (aged 4), but able to get around by 'bunny hopping' on knees. The child also has epilepsy which is generally well controlled. The child's mother says that the child loves a dog that belongs to an Aunt which is why they are looking at getting one. The family also have older children (teenagers)
They are looking for a small-medium sized dog and one that is low / no shedding. The breed itself (or cross) would have to be known for being tolerant with children (although I recognise every dog is different and you can't predict the dog's personality).
Any ideas for a pure or mixed bred that would fit into this type of family?