Most people think that if they train a dog well enough they will be fine around children. Although, this is not entirely true. Dog’s relate back to instinct no matter how much you train them and because of this not every dog is suitable to have around children. Even if the dog is not known to be aggressive in nature, it is important to keep an eye on small children when they are around dogs because if the dog becomes startled, frustrated, or too excited they could potentially hurt the child or the child could hurt them. It’s recommended that you stay away from these 12 breeds if you have small children or a lot of foot traffic in your home.
Not only are Weimaraners large dogs, they were bred for hunting boar, bear, deer, fox, rabbit, and fowl. This breed was also used for guarding the home but due to their size and natural prey instinct, it’s not a good idea to have a Weimaraner around small children. They have an outgoing, happy personality and require extensive exercise and training. This breed also requires a firm owner and should always be supervised when around small children because they enjoy rough play and will unintentionally hurt the child. Weimaraners tend to suffer from separation anxiety as well so if their favorite child has been away for too long then they may become too excited and overwhelmed upon seeing them and jump on them causing numerous safety hazards for the child.