I have a 5 yr old GSP that we have had since he was only a few weeks old. He has been a family dog and around both my children, a 4 yr old and 1 yr old. He is GREAT with both kids. He loves to play with the kids. When he is inside he is not loud, but he does bark when someone is knocking. He does bark if he is left outside too long. He wants to be with the family. He has been active since we have gotten him, but if you give then plenty of exercise, no problems. One warning, though, if you leave them alone for long periods of time they will find things to entertain themselves. The best thing that I can suggest is to get a kennel. When you are not home even for 1 hr, put the dog in the kennel, then nothing will get tore into (trash especially). GSP's are great dogs for the family and are great protectors too! After this dog, I will never buy another breed. It is hard to find a dog that is good with kids and a good protector.
Answered by Anonymous - 6/8/2011 2:11:36 PM