My German Shepherd is great with my kids, but he is eye to eye with them and they are missing out on all the fun aspects of having a pet because they all act like littermates. So my question is what breed of dog would you get so that the kids can walk/train/etc? My GSD does LISTEN to my children very well but its not the same for them, they are 3 and 6 but are very responsible and would love a dog I just don't even know which breeds to look into (for next year for the birthdays) We currently have an Australian Cattle Dog that we rescued but he is a working dog not a pet in the typical sense and his personality doesn't lend to doing the bidding of my small children. And our newest German Shepherd who is only a few months old but is house broken, gets along with everyone, socialized, and is learning the ropes very well. He is not the wild crazy pup you guys all seem to have :blush: so I know I'm lucky there.