We have a dog cage at home and when the dog has had enough of the kids she will go in her cage on her bed, we tell the kids that is the dogs space and the children are not allowed to play with her when she goes in as she has had enough. I find it works well, but you have to teach the children as well as the dog.
NOTE: I still would never trust any dog on there own with any child
I have recently bought a half lab and half staffy recently.. It has the most kindest, loving nature.. We have interacted it with children and us and it has the most kindest nature..
Its only a puppy so its just over 9wks.. Apart from having the sharp baby teeth.. But I found only during the first few nights it cried and after that it didnt.
What my partner and I trained her to do is say TOILET when she is out on the grass.. To be honest only the first few days we had she would make the old mess but after that she will go to the door or cry to let us know she needs to do a poo.. She still does the odd wee in the house.. I even let my mum babysit her and she crys or goes to the door and she goes out and poo..my family is very surprised how good she is so I believe if the owners train and love her very much half staffy and half labradors are beautiful to have..
My Lab x Staffy (Labradaffy) is the most beautiful natured girl. She is two years old and has the best of both breeds in her. She has the gentleness of the Labrador and SO eager to please. She also has the protective (NOT aggressive) instinct and playfulness of the Staffy. After having a Pedigree Labrador, I was initially wary of getting a cross, but Princess Penny has proven me wrong.
My Stabby or Stabrador, is the most beautiful girl in the world. Not a mean bone in her body. She hides from big kids but a baby once sat there for 40 mins sucking on her ear and she didn't move. Best dogs ever created. Highly recommend.
For some breeds, it's all in the training.
My 4 year old staffy x lab has never bitten before, even when a pup, but she's so energetic that she just bowls kids over. She really likes young children and just knocks them over trying to lick their face and is just a bit rough and energetic. Just keeping an adult there to calm her down works though
Labrador retrievers are mellower by nature and not excessively prone to unnecessary aggression, and they are friendly towards children of all ages. On the other hand, Staffies may tend to be aggressive at times, as they are typical terriers and cannot resist the temptation of a scrappy dog fight at times. A Staffy combined with another breed of terrier would not be the ideal pet in a household having children either, as children tend to be curious and naughty by nature and the presence of a terrier cross at home could prove detrimental to the child if it treats its aggressively. A Labrador crossbred with a breed of dog more suited to its temperament would be the ideal choice of pet for a household having very young children.