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Scotish Terrier? I am looking at getting one, are they good with children? I have a three year old and a one and half year old. Are they good with other dogs we also have a full blooded heeler. Thanks!


Asked by lapcounter at 9:00 AM on Jan. 9, 2009 in Pets

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  • Dixie, Check out this website.
    Just answer a few questions and it suggests breeds suited to your needs.


    Answer by viking95 at 11:58 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • I saw on Dogs 101 that they are not particularly good with children. And I knew a lady who had two of them and they really demanded all her time (of course she spoiled them like kids) and they were rather fiesty and loud, they barked at everything.
    Get a PUG! They are so lovable and fun and they are good with kids. I have 2 and my MIL has 4...

    Answer by HayleyGM at 9:11 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • In my experience, they are not particularly good with is the case with any "true" terrier.

    Boston Terriers are not a true terrier and are great with children. And though they are larger breeds, Boxers and Labs are good choices as well.

    Pugs are'nt bad either as the PP mentioned.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • Some neighbors have one. He's cute and seems good with their kids, but they are older, tweens and teens. He doesn't seem to like other dogs, and always has a fit at our dog when we walk past. (Our dog gets along great with all other dogs, so it's not just him!)

    Answer by pagan_mama at 1:21 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

  • i was viciously attacked by an otherwise friendly terrier as a toddler. i have worked at a vet before, and i noticed that there many many MANY more "watch", "caution", "will bite" stickers on small breed dogs' charts. now, any dog can be weird around children, but in my opinion, because they are so small, smaller breeds are more intimidated by children. children make fast movements, fall, run, and jump a lot, and these kinds of things scare a dog. a lot of small breed dogs are just naturally jumpy, too. i would suggest reading up on the breed. if you go through a dog breeder, make sure it is someone reputable who can vouch for the temperament of the parents, siblings, and any grandparents. if you go through a rescue group, get to know the foster parent well. they are usually really good about letting you know if a particular dog would work in your home, because they want to find the best home.

    Answer by MaMaLaLa369 at 4:50 PM on Jan. 9, 2009

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