Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Here, of course
I'm sure other breeds have the same tolerance for curtain crawlers as Germans, but I pay more attention to GSDs. I have noticed that with their human babies GSDs just go limp and/or goofy mode. Banjo was a prime example. I could play with him and he'd come close to breaking my arms when we got really crazy, with kids he put his ears back, squinted his eyes and had his tongue lolling out half a mile. I do not think he was wired to be capable of biting or snapping at a kid. They know something, what I can't decide, but they know kids are the third rail of dog/human relationships and no screwups are permitted.
Not saying I'd have left the room with Banjo playing with a 3 y/o and not thought about it, but I would have been very very surprised if he had done anything other than a rough licking session. Could be they read the innocent body language of kids, they read us adults like a book so....who knows. Lack of sexually mature hormone scents could factor in as well, even less of a threat that way.
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