Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: Mommy | 2013/06/12 What dog can I get that is a good watch dog but still good with children? We want to get a dog that will protect the house and the family but that will be safe for my 2 year toddler too - well, to be honest the dog will have to be sturdy and patient while my son learns to correctly handle and behave around the dog! I know that all dogs need to be properly socialized and trained but I have heard that certain breeds of dog are genetically better choices when it comes to protecting home, family and children...Any adivce? Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question 2 Our users say: Posted by: Ryan | 2013/07/31 Get a bullmastiff, you won't find a better family protector with a more stable temperament.. Staffies are way too busy and if protection is really needed they can be put out of action with one solid kick trust me, the one that tried to attack me once tried it ONLY once!! Reply to Ryan Posted by: Megs | 2013/06/20 I'd go for a staffie... we had lots of them as children and they were the best. They never bit us, never got violent with us no matter what we did (my cousin bit one of them once, and our staffie just stood there and took it). And then of course they guarded us with their lives. But remember, ANY dog can be violent to children if they are not raised right. A poodle can attack a child if they are not raised to be patient and gentle with children. Don't discriminiate by breed. Reply to Megs Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions Chest pain Not sure if my boyfriend is in our relationship Flying with newborn Expired ED pills Scar on lower lip lactose intolerant newborn Feeding newborn Flying with newborn Leaking semen Folic Acid and Femodene Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? My son and I If a girl swallows sperm, can she get pregnant? He called me filth Spiked drink advertisement From our sponsors Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher!