|Barked: Sun Mar 25, '07 1:21pm PST |
|In my experience, Picnic doesn't mind kids. He's very, very gentle with them...he's never snapped at and never jumped on a kid. Adults? He'll definitely get jumpy...So that's one thing that always shocks me. Still, at one dog park we've frequented, if the kids there start to chase him, it's clear that he's a little freaked out and that this is not a fun activity for him. He's never become aggressive about it, but it's clear that he prefers being petted over a chase game with little kids.
Daisy Mae was rescued from a household that had a two year old, and from what I saw of her around the two year old, she was very nervous...but the thing that I noticed was that the two year old was allowed free rein around Daisy Mae...he could hit her, he could jump at her...and this isn't the sort of thing I could imagine any dog would like. And to Daisy Mae's credit...she NEVER, NEVER snarled at him, and she tends to be snarly when she's nervous.
The reason I've heard corgies are classified as being not ideal dogs around youngsters is that they tend to be herdy, and if you have a household with young children, you don't necessarily want a dog that's going to nip at their heels. I'm not sure this is applicable, as I don't have children, but I've definitely heard this is a concern for dog owners that also have kids.
-Picnic and Daisy Mae's Mom
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