They shed A LOT. Some people call them german shedders! They are also little alligators as puppies and do a lot of nipping which can be very hard for small children (and parents) to handle. They do need a lot of attention, exercise and training.
Honestly, I would either wait until your kids are a little older or look for a calm dog who is out of the puppy stage.
Ruth & the 4 Legged Rescue Gang
Rafi the malaroo
Gio & Varda, the krazy kittens
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