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Australian Shepherds and Small Children
How many people here have owned Australian Shepherds and raised small children at the same time? In your opinion, is it possible to have both at the same time? There are lots of people that have German Shepherds and small children at the same time. Is that because German Shepherds are a little less obsessed with wanting to herd things?
There are many people, like myself, that would much prefer to have a dog that's not only good with small children, but will also protect them when the man of the house is not home.
What has your experience been with Aussies and small children? Is the Aussie's herding instinct stronger than that of a German Shepherd? Is it more work than most parents can handle to supervise their Aussie around small children?
Thanks for your help!