my gsd is coming 9 months and is currently 60lbs. a little small but shes still big. at my in-laws for Thanksgiving dinner. we go over there quite often and she plays with Boston terriers. lets 12 week old pups crawl all over her and isnt mean. she thinks she weighs 10lbs and wont play with dogs her size. everything was going great until my boyfirend's brother and girlfriend came. his brother has a 6 year old son that i believe to be a little slow. my dog hasn't been around kids too often but she is good natured. she sniffed him and went he went to play in the back yard she followed. she sensed he was a kid and was sort of watching over him, typical trait of course. well his girlfriend put her arms around the boy whom she doesnt like, and jasmine saw her and gave a little growl gruff. no teeth, lasted about a second and she was wagging her tai.l she is very voicterious (excuse my spelling). when she dis approves, is hungry, wants attention, etc. she didnt approach them, it was a more, " hey i see you touching him, and im watching you" she is very protective. she then yells at my dog and tells the boy to get away from her. i called her and i was like you can shoo her. i meant as in go away not physical. she says well, ill kick your dog weather or not you agree with it or not. she then turned around and said well, she has long hair and he has allergies and i dont want his mom to yell at us for playing with the dogs. but he was allowed to play with the boston terriers and a beagle. she then "shooed" my cousins dog a lab/shep/akita mix who is 68lbs away. saying the same thing. is it just me or will pretty much beagles boston terriers and gsds make allergies come out. they all have fur. and the mix didnt have long hair. my dog isn't vicious and nether is my cousins. why wouldn't you let him pet the dogs? what 6 year old kid doesnt want to pet dogs regardless of their size. everytime the boy got near our dogs shed yell at him to get away. and furthermore i am appalled that she would outwardly kick my dog for trying to protect a child. i could understand if she was barking and growling and bearing teeth. but as she made the noise, she was wagging her tail. so what if my dog is big, she shouldn't be dubbed as vicious and would be kicked because she is big.