In our house we have 5 kids. We also have 2 dogs and 2 cats.
Our dogs are pretty big as far as dogs go- we have a 70 Lb Golden Doodle and a 60 lb Siberian Husky.
They may be big but they are gentle giants.
Little dude can and does climb all over them or recline on them. The girls do fur/hair styling and lead them around.
The dogs are great for cuddles and comforting when they are sick.
The kids have been taught to listen to what the dogs are saying in dog language. If they want to be petted or play- or be left alone.
My kids have the best friends in the world in their dogs.
Aurora, the Siberian Husky- aka a White Fang- adopted LittleDude as her baby as soon as he came home. She loves him and he loves her.
The affection and adoration that they share is so adorable.
Our Golden Doodle- Charlie loves the kids as well. He cuddles the kids- they love him climb on him. Heck they stand on him as a stool.
Kids and dogs share a unique and precious love. Their relationship is pretty awesome.