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Would A Staffy Crossed With A Labrador Be Good With Children?

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People say that staffys are agressive...I disagree. I think dogs reflect their owners behaviour. I have a staffy x lab and she wouldnt hurt a fly. She has never chewed anything, never had accidents in the house, and she is fantastic with all children and other dogs. She is 8 months old and she is a great companion. Its how you bring the dog up that counts xxx
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I have a lab/staff cross who is now 15 weeks old and she is the best dog you could ever want she is quiet at times and playful at times which is a good balance. She did bite when we first had her but soon got out of the habit and now licks us like mad now! She picks commands up pretty fast too which is great. She is great round children when she gets used to them, she doesn't bite but tries to jump to lick them and play like she does with everyone new to her, but that is down to her being so young, once she has this under control she will be just right, no real problems at all....
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I have a staffy crossed with a lab and it is completely harmless. I think its a good cross because some of our friends have just staffys and they are pretty lazy, don't have a lot of energy. Our staffy loves to run around and play which would be perfect for children. Also, they are generally very quiet dogs and hardly bark at all, maybe there are some exceptions but all of the ones I know are extremely silent even if there are other barking dogs around. They are a tough looking dog, mine has a tiger print and muscular shoulders and neck but he is pretty dumb and harmless. If I get another dog I would forsure want this cross.
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I have a staffy cross lab and he is fantastic, he is good with children, cats even hamsters. I have had both breeds before and labs are far more stroppy than staffs but as a cross breed I couldnt ask for a better natured dog ( BUT THEY WILL CHEW EVERYTHING THEY CAN GET HOLD OF)
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Yes, because a while ago we got a dog called max, and he is a staff cross lab, and he has been no problem with the kids.
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Absolutely , we have a Staffy cross Lab and he has the most gentle temperament. He is very loyal and obedient. He is more so a Staffy in looks.
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I have a Staffy cross Lab she would never harm any of the Kids in our family, even when the kids can be a little rough with her she is still  fantastic.
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
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I have got a lab cross staffy more lab than staffy and she is a great dog always wanting to carry things and give you prezzies she is very good natured especially round children I think her only problem is is she will not back down from a dog fight
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Hi there,

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..
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My baby girl is 9 months and is a lab x staffy and she is wonderful! Loads of energy loves walks and playing. She is great around kids, I would highly recommend this breed. They are also very loyal and intelligent.
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My Staffie x Lab loves to play with kids. Just remember, children should NEVER be lift un supervised with ANY dog... EVER! BTW - Labs are more likely to bite than staffies (more recorded incidents) and - believe it or not - have a stronger bite too.
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Hello! I am just about to go and view a lab cross staffie who is 5 months old! I am glad to read all your comments about the temperments. Has put my mind at ease. Fingers crossed we get along with him and bring him home. Jo
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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.

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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.

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I am 11 years old and I look after my own Labrador cross Staffy.

She is adorable and good. She doesn't bite or jump.

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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

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Yes, as long as it is raised and socialized with children. No breed of dog is born aggressive they become aggressive when not trained and socialized properly. Staffy are not aggressive so ignore anyone who says they are. My friend has a prove staffy and she loves children.
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Yes, both Staffordshire bull terriers (Staffies) and Labrador retrievers (Labs) are independently known to be extremely good with children, but if the crossbreed predominantly displays the characteristics of a Staffy, the child has to be careful not to be cruel towards it. By and large, it would not be the ideal choice to cross a Staffy with a Lab as they are completely the opposite of each other in temperament.

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.

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