True dog lovers know that while sadly, attacks do happen, the breed of a dog is not to blame for its aggression. Pit bulls, Rottweilers, and German shepherd are three breeds with bad reputations in the eyes of many, but these videos will show just how sweet they are when raised in a loving environment.
It is not recommended to leave babies and little kids completely alone with dogs, no matter how sweet they are. Even the mellowest dogs should be monitored, because small children and babies may inadvertently hurt them and cause them to lash out in self-defense.
With that being said, well-behaved children should always be allowed around friendly dogs! It is a good way to build up their immune system – babies who have dogs living in their home before they are one year of age have a decreased risk of coughs and colds, respiratory and ear infections, asthma and allergies. While babies are developing their immune systems, it is important that they be exposed to germs so they can build a tolerance to them.
Babies who have lots of contact with dogs early on also learn how to interact with and appreciate animals, and treat them with respect. Kids should be taught soon that it’s not ok to bounce around on them. However, some dogs are quite tolerant of a bit of rough-housing and ear-tugging. They make some of the best friends for children and adults alike, so why not start young?
“My eight-year-old German shepherd out in the yard while my kids (her babies) play,” said uploader dncmomut. “She is normally not tied, but we do it for her safety, so she doesn’t run into the street after them. Trust me, she is the most spoiled doggie ever.” 🙂
Do you know someone who thinks that these breeds are “naturally aggressive?” Give them a chance to broaden their minds by sharing this with them!