One of the more common questions I get with families are whether
children should have a little dog or not.
This article was written specifically for Pomeranians, but I
find that it applies to little dogs in general. There are
many rescues out there who will not place little dogs with
children. I, in the right circumstances, do place in those
homes. But, the combination has to be right and the family
has to be open to my inputs. When I make a placement with
a family with children I am carefully considering the dog's
personality as well as the personality of the children, and the
atmosphere in the home. A shy dog will not generally be
placed in a loud home, as that level of commotion may not be
best for the dog. A dominate dog will not generally be
placed in a home with small children, as the dog can to easily
become alpha dominate over the children causing issues.