Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie Question

how are these dogs with children

I have 7 grandchildren and will a sheltie get along with them?

    In Shetland Sheepdog - Sheltie - Asked by Anonymous - 2/12/2013 2:16:06 PM
Idk if this will help u or not cause my puppy is only half sheltie and half Pomeranian but I have a 3 1/2 yr old little girl and he is really really good w her. he is very hyper though which she is too so its good but sometimes when shes ready to lay down n go to sleep he wants to play and hell lay there n bite n lick at her trying to get her to play n it aggravates her but besides that I have noticed that he is very protective of her too I think he likes her better than me or daddy cause shes closer to his size so my personal opinion is they like smaller "people" or children better Marisa and Simba have an absolute ball together so I hoped I helped you out some since Simba isn't full blooded but he is absolutely wonderful w Marisa so good luck!!! i'm sure they will do just fine
    Answered by Anonymous - 5/15/2013 11:05:38 AM

I have triplets and I had my girl a year before they where born.. I could not have picked a better breed of dog to have around my babyies. She was very patient with the kids never not once did anything to hurt them if anything she put up with the pulled hair ect.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/12/2013 3:05:31 PM

I grew up around Shelties. Our first was Blue Merle Male that was not neutered and he was a sweetheart. He used to lay under my swing when I was little and I used to play "ball" with him in the living room of our home. Our second was Female Sable that slept under my loft bed and she was very protective of me we think this is because she was a retired Breeding female. We never had any problems with her. Shelties are a herding breed they will probably herd your grandchildren. My experience is that they do get protective of little ones and may sometimes nip at ankles traditionally where they nip at on sheep or cows.
    Answered by Anonymous - 6/23/2013 1:28:16 AM