First off, I wouldn't necessarily recommend too many encounters if the child is a new born. That being said, staffordshire bull terriers tend not to show much if any aggression around children of any age. Once the child is crawling and walking, I would say the only danger would be potentially being knocked over because sometimes Staffies can get a little excited. At least that has been what has happened with my 15 month old nephew. But to answer the main question, my dog puts her ears back when she is calm and relaxed, or when she's being scolded. On the other hand, her ears perk up when she is startled, in a stressful situation, or meeting new dogs. This usually is accompanied by a more assertive stance and puffing up. Just introduce them slowly and keep an eye on the dog and you shouldn't have problems.
Answered by Anonymous - 1/13/2011 5:52:40 PM